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Primus ETA Lite Plus Stove

$114.95
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Why We Like The ETA Lite Plus Stove

Primus is the brand you turn to when you're itching to make kebabs in the desert on another climbing trip to Indian Creek. They're experts in cooking while camping, and they've got what you need to make everything from cous cous to curry. And, the Primus ETA Lite Plus Stove is an excellent choice for solo backpacking trips or if you want to make coffee for two before your partner wakes up. Laminar Flow Burner Technology gives this compact stove a lower burn-rate to make it more convenient and lightweight than most all-in-one stoves. A patented mechanism locks a 3.5-ounce gas cartridge (sold separately) to the anodized aluminum pot in order to make it sturdier and more stable so you can cook over precarious terrain more easily; it also features a foot support for even more stability on uneven surfaces. You can also suspend it from the trees with the safety strap on the heat-resistant case. The lid cuts cooking time significantly and keeps all the parts together during travel, and it doubles as a mug so you don't have to bring more gear than you need.

  • Lightweight stove system that's perfect for traveling
  • Locking mechanism to secure your pot to the stove
  • 17-fluid ounce anodized aluminum pot for your cooking needs
  • Heat-resistant case with safety strap for easy cooking
  • Lid doubles as mug for versatility
  • Item #PMS000C

Material
[pot] anodized aluminum
Fuel Type
canister (isobutane, butane/propane)
Boil Time
2:45 min
Burn Time
[3.5 oz canister] 59 min
Heat Output
4500 BTU/h
Piezo Ignition
yes
Dimensions
3.9 x 5.9 in
Claimed Weight
13.8 oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Primus

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Good stove!

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Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
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True to size

Good stove!

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Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Good stove!

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>Rating: 5

Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

Good
>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

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>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

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>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

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>Rating: 5

Primus

Good stove!

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>Rating: 5

Simple, Reliable, and Lightweight

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The Primus Lite+ “All In One Stove” offers a simple but effective stove/pot system. Aligning the triangle bail on the burner head to the triangle cutout opening on the pot bottom can’t get much easier. Insert, twist and it’s tightly secured. The integrated heat exchanger on the pot bottom not only distributed heat evenly, it assists in blocking wind from reaching the burner flame...increasing efficiency and decreasing cook times. The included folding stabilizing legs and lanyard allow for stable platforms on uneven terrain or when suspended. The integrated peizo ignition makes quick work of bringing the burner to life and the flame adjustment Knob controls from light simmer to raging flame. The pot is wrapped in an easily removable wool lined insulating jacket with attached handle creating a mug-style grip option for sipping liquids. Covering all the bases, Primus also include threaded pins that screw into the burner head to allow flat bottomed pots to rest nicely for cooking.

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>Rating: 4

Versatile quick boiler

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I've used it several times

I like that if you purchase the small fuel canister, the entire unit fits into the integrated pot. It comes with a tripod and a hanging lanyard that helps if you cannot find a level surface to use. This unit burns hot and boils fast, it is not very adjustable, so may be difficult to use for general cooking. It works AWESOME for my coffee and mountain house meals and boils water in less than 4 min. (Depending on conditions) My only issue is the pour spout is hard to get the hang of and sometimes spills down the sides of the neoprene sleeve. I'm starting to get the hang of it though and isn't happening as much anymore. High quality well built Swedish cookset made by the originators of the Primus stove. Highly recommended.

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>Rating: 4

Almost right, and yet...

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I've put it through the wringer

I've had an ETA Lite for several years now, and have used it for several dozen backcountry meals. It's a great piece of gear, and yet, one that makes me sad, because it's *almost* perfect, but not quite. Pros: Simplicity, Incredible efficiency, consistent speed, brilliant hanging system, canister support included. Cons: No nonstick coating, lid is crap. My first impression of the ETA Lite is that Primus had their engineers sit down and try to fix every complaint people have about Jetboil system stoves. They almost did it. The Lite simmers brilliantly, it's more efficient (3-4g of fuel to boil 500 mL of water in lab conditions), much better attachment between pot and stove, better hanging system, better in the wind, the lid is better (but still bad) and it's more flexible for use with other pots. That said, the Lite is slower than any Jetboil system stove (~1700W vs 3000W), which is the price paid for efficiency. That means it boils 500mL in three minutes instead of two. That seems to matter to a lot of people. Neither system stove has nonstick on the inside of their pot, so while the Lite simmers better than any non-MiniMo Jetboil, it's still not great for actual cooking. The lid is also not great. Primus tried to get cute and make a lid that doubles as a mug. It was a bad idea. The lid goes too far down into the pot, so it often gets food on it if you're simmering something. The lid also gets really hot, since it's just plastic with a small silicone ring. That can suck if you're pulling it off without gloves. You probably won't burn yourself, but it's uncomfortable. Back to the positives! The triangle-lock that Primus uses is super bomber. If you’re looking for a winter-use stove that you need to hang in a tent, I trust this way more than other other stove hanging system. There’s no way for the stove to accidentally disconnect, even if it’s completely full. The hanging system is genius, and you can shorten or lengthen it yourself with ease. The stove comes with a canister stand, which saves you money (and dramatically diminishes the potential for a spilled meal, which is worth a lot after a long hike or climb). Are you a rebel? Hate being mainstream? Would you like a brilliantly simple system stove that looks cute and performs well in almost all conditions? Try an Eta Lite! It’s not perfect, but you will probably be pretty happy with it.

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>Rating: 5

Fast, light, compact

Occasionally the Dyrt offers gear to top campground reviewers to demo. Today, I had the opportunity to test the Primus ETA Lite gas stove. This stove is my new favorite piece of camping gear! It is compact and light ans boils water in a hurry! I have used by boyfriends Jetboil before an I like the Primus stove much better. It is simple to assemble, ignites with the first click and boils water faster. It is smaller than the Jetboil, but that makes it easier to squeeze in your pack when camping in the high country. 5 STARS for the Primus ETA Lite Stove!

>Rating: 4

Good Stove

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Overall I am satisfied with this stove. The boil time is right around the 3 mins advertised, and the convenience of the stove, and a small fuel canister fitting in to the cup is great and helps store space in my backpack. I'm sure there are lighter options out there but I am definitely a fan of this stove. It works for backpacking trips, as well as weekend camping trips. Easy way to boil some water. And the three screws that come to adapt the stove to any pots/pans are super convenient. My only issue is that the ignition doesn't always work. But, for the sale price especially, I would highly recommend this product and just urge the importance of taking matches/lighter to ignite it and you'll have no problems!

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Can I use an 8in GSI Pinnacle pot with...

Can I use an 8in GSI Pinnacle pot with this stove?

Again it would heat the pot just wont be pretty. These style of stoves really try to keep everything super tight fitting with their brand. Take a look at some of the MSR Whisperlites, they can and are meant to be used with any ol pot.

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What are the three screws on the pot handle...

What are the three screws on the pot handle for? No where in the instructions or on the Primus u-tube video does it explain what these screws are for? Primus ETA Lite

Screw them to the top of the burner and they act as a support for other types of pots -- just in case you want to use the burner with a different pot.