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Compact, lightweight and low fuel
The PRIMUS EtaSolo is based on the award winning Eta technology of our Primus burner and heat exchanger. Its high efficiency rate assures fast boiling times and lower fuel consumption. The EtaSolo is stable in windy conditions, lightweight, and extremely compact. Quick and easy to set up thanks to its robust quickclick locking mechanism. The 0.9 l pot comes with a removeable wrap-around heat resistant cover with sure-grip handle. The pot's lid has a special opening for drinking hot brews. The burner and a 100 g gas cartridge can all be securely stowed away in the pot.
What do you get: a burner with piezo ignition, base with windscreen, 0.9l hard anodized pot with volume measurements, Eta technology heat exchanger, lid with sipper, cartridge footrest, suspension kit, detachable pan supports for using larger pots and heat resistant cover with grip handle. All components including a 100g gas cartridge [not included] can pack into the pot.
Designed in line with Primus' Total Weight Concept its efficiency is down to Eta technology, closed burner and windscreen meaning a 100g gas cartridge delivers enough fuel for approximately one hour cooking time, sufficient for a whole weekend trip. It's lightweight too weighing just 365g excluding gas cartridge and it has a small pack volume at 4.1” x 6.1”.
What's more, it's safe and easy to use with a durable EasyClick lock system and simply operated piezo-ignition.
Available from the end of May from many retail stores nationwide. Also soon available will be the Eta Solo Tactical in black/grey. SRP: £80.
Look out for the UKClimbing.com review and the chance to win an EtaSolo.
"So, you've probably noticed that the EtaSolo prototype looks remarkably similar to another integrated canister stove we all know and love.
Well, the similarity goes well beyond looks. Here's the scoop, from Primus.
Primus originally was making the burners for Jetboil, but Jetboil decided to source them elsewhere to save some money. The new burners had problems (there was a recall in January). So, some Primus retailers asked if Primus would build a comparable stove... hence, the EtaSolo"
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