Primus EtaExpress stove review
Boiling times of this lightweight stove are impressive, at around two and a half to three minutes, and fuel economy is very good too – so you don’t need to carry as much gas. We tested it during a four-day cycling tour and it proved perfect for two people – rustling up porridge, tea, soup and pre-cooked camping food was easy.
The Etaexpressis uses a radiator-like coil, which fans around the base of the pot to conserve and direct heat. The set includes a stove with a built-in ignitor (100g), a windshield, a chamoix to stop everything clattering around, and a non-stick one litre pot with frying pan lid that’s easy to clean.
A 460ml fuel canister even nests inside, making the whole 15×12.5cm package very compact to travel with, and it weighs 458g without the fuel.
A secondary use of the base is that it keeps the bottom of the pot off the ground, keeping your cooked meal hot for longer. On the downside, it’s a tall, skinny structure so lacks stability, as everything is assembled from the canister up.