Primus' Eta Express Gas Stove System is a super efficient cooking system which uses a close fitting windshield and pot mounted heat exchanger to achieve rapid boil times and save fuel.
Our new Eta Express is a small, light, and has a minimal fuel consumption. Perfect for one or two food lovers who don't want to carry a full-size stove during their treks. Eta Express comes with a 1 litre Eta pot with a heat exchanger, which has been given a completely new and low design. This means that the centre of gravity is lower, making it easier for you to cook. The lid of the pot is made from transparent BPA-free plastic with an integrated colander and grip-friendly silicone top. The new Eta Express has an even more effective windscreen that simply clicks onto the stove using powerful magnets. The stove, the included BPA-free plastic bowl and a 100 gram gas cartridge can be packed inside the pot.
Primus' Eta Spider Stove system comes as an extremely neat package with everything packing together, including one of the small 101ml gas cartridges. It will even take one of the larger 230ml cartridges although then you can't fit your stove inside.
The heat exchanger pot and windshield provide an extremely efficient combination that will save lots of fuel on longer trips thus offsetting some of the extra weight of this set. Its supposed to be suitable for two at a push but we think the 1.0L pot is a bit small for that, unless you are simply boiling water to add to food, and there's only one bowl anyway.
All the components of this set are well made and well designed and the Spider stove itself has a piezo igniter.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear