We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Primus Omnilite TI Stove and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 31
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- What it might lack in boil time, it makes up for with great fuel efficiency.
- A stove that will last a long time if you’re willing to replace some parts every once in a while.
- Performs very well in cold temperatures or at high altitudes.
- Legs are sturdy and can handle a 10″ cast iron pan if necessary.
- Titanium body is significantly lighter than other stoves of similar design but different material.
- Able to burn many types of liquid fuel, (as well as gas canisters) which makes it a good choice when travelling in places with limited/variable fuel supply.
- Titanium stove body cools down quickly.
- Simmers better than other liquid fuel stoves, but not as well as some fuel canister stoves.
- Socket connecting fuel bottle to line spins, so the stove doesn’t move while the bottle is spinning.
- Setting the stove up is quick and simple.
- Fuel line is flexible, so it doesn’t pull the stove over before a pot or pan is placed on to weigh it down.
- Warms up very quickly.
- Multitool for cleaning is included with purchase of the stove.
- Great balance of durability and power within the lightweight design.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Small diameter of fuel jet hole can lead to frequent clogging (and requires frequent maintenance).
- Fuel train has numerous connections with a high thread count/thin threads, which aren’t very user friendly when adjusting in cold or dark outdoor conditions.
- Storage bag weighs nearly as much as the stove itself.
- Leather pump cup can require a lot of maintenance to stay lubed and keep its seal.
- Definitely pricier than other stoves on the market with similar designs.
- Weighs only a bit less than other similar stoves on the market, but has one of the more complicated designs overall.
- Loud roaring sound, although a separate silencer is available for purchase.
- Older pumps may develop fuel leaks if pump barrel becomes loose.
- Storage bag doesn’t really protect the stove, takes up unnecessary space, and is unnecessarily heavy.
The Primus Omnilite TI Stove is a good option for those who value versatility, durability, and packability. Light enough for solo use, but powerful and stable enough for group use, this stove is compatible with numerous liquid fuels as well as gas canisters and therefore is a nice option for long or remote trips. Two of the stoves majors flaws, which may make you think twice before shelling out the more-than-modest cost, are the finicky leather pump cup and the propensity for clogging due to the small fuel jet hole diameter. While it has plenty of upsides, this is a stove that takes some maintenance. There are definitely less highly-engineered but comparably effective options out there.