Primus EtaExpress 2011

The Primus EtaExpress weighs 98g stove, 332g pan set (+ gas); boil time 2min 58sec to 4min; packs neatly into pan set; 13cm diameter pan supports; includes piezo ignition; excellent value. But new windshield design obscures piezo ignition so has to be removed and refitted during lighting; best boil time is only available with a fresh gas canister; lower-profile stoves are more stable on uneven ground.

The Primus EtaExpress is an excellent-value and compact cooking system for solo backpackers.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine July 2011