New Lightweight Stove From Primus
New remote cartridge stove tips the scales at under 200 grammes.
Posted: 15 February 2010
New from Primus
is an ultra-lightweight remote cartridge stove, the ExpressSpider
claimed weight of just under
It packs small - fitting into the palm of your hand - but says Primus,
is still stable enough to cope with large pans, one of the failings of
lighweight, cartridge-top stoves. A low centre of gravity is designed
to keep the stove stable and minimise spillage risk in use.
On top of that, the stove includes a pre-heating tube for winter use,
so fuel is definitely in gas form before it reaches the burner, so
there's no danger of flare-ups. You can even invert the canister to
improve flow when necessary.
Construction is from stainless steel and brass and the burner is the
tried and tested design from Primuses cartridge-mounted ExpressStove.
To put things in perspective, that weighs 82 grammes while the new
ExpressSpider tips the scales at 198 grammes, so you're looking at a
weight penalty of just over 100 grammes for the tripod and steel flex
hose, though boiling times given are slightly slower for the remote
You can use the stove with Primus' effective EtaPower pots which
include a heat exchanger and work really well.
The new stove is in the shops imminently and retails for £42
More details at www.primus.se
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