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Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby SoxGolf00 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:05 pm

I just came across the Primus PCS and it looks like the Jetboil but half the price. Has anyone used the Primus? What are the main differences and what would you recommend?



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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby rlown » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:38 pm

Take a stove you're comfortable with. That's all that matters.. test it before you leave.
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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby ogg » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:32 pm

They are so similar it wouldn't be surprising if they come from the same factory.
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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby caddis » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:10 am

http://www.campstovewizard.com/etapower.html

The Primus looks to be more efficient plus you can use it as a regular stove
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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby SoxGolf00 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:58 am

I guess I will try out the Primus. found a great deal below:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/primus ... rFamily=01
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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:52 pm

Did you get the Primus PCS? I am curious as to what you think of it.

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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:19 pm

Primus actually made the Jetboil, back before it became its own brand. I wouldn't be surprised a bit if it performed the same or better. I have seen for myself a Primus stove that beat Jetboil to the boil...
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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:27 pm

Yeah, some of the parts on the original Jetboils were stamped "Primus". However, when Primus first introduced their Jetboil equivalent, it got really bad reviews, not for technical issues but for the "human factors" (i.e. ergonomics) issues. It was hard to work with and kludgey as I recall. Looks much nicer now.

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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby John Harper » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:03 am

I just picked up a brand new Jetboil Zip for $63 delivered off Ebay. Needs to light with a match, or lighter. Best price I've seen on them so far.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JETBOIL-ZIP-COO ... 2a46d9072e

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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby hikin_jim » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:54 pm

John Harper wrote:I just picked up a brand new Jetboil Zip for $63 delivered off Ebay.
$63!! That's an outstanding value. Where can these be coming from? MSRP is $80. Cheaper places, they run around $75.

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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby John Harper » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:51 am

hikin_jim wrote:
John Harper wrote:I just picked up a brand new Jetboil Zip for $63 delivered off Ebay.
$63!! That's an outstanding value. Where can these be coming from? MSRP is $80. Cheaper places, they run around $75.

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I agree, that price was too good to pass up! It looks like it's a legitimate product, and it arrived in about 3 days. Just test fired it, and it works fine.

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Re: Primus vs. Jetboil PCS

Postby hikin_jim » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:14 am

Have you tried it with a non-Primus pot? I'm curious as to how well that works.

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