Using lighter materials and stripping away unneeded features, Primus unveils a lighter version of their Micron stove that appears to be the lightest canister stove currently available.
The new MicronStove Ti 2.5 is constructed primarily of titanium and aluminum. The original 3.4oz Primus Micron stood out due to its compact folded size and unique lever-operated piezoelectric ignition. The MicronStove Ti 2.5 dispenses with the piezo igniter, and replaces heavier steel parts with re-designed components made from the lighter metals. For example, the older wire legs are now stamped titanium pieces with serrations on top to improve pot support.
The stove folded for storage. Without the igniter, it's now more compact than ever.
I did not have an opportunity to fire up the prototype unit I saw at the show, but I was allowed to weigh it. In spite of the “2.5” in its name, and its brochure's claimed 2.4oz weight, the prototype had an actual measured weight of 2.2oz. If production units can maintain this weight, this would make it the lightest commercially available canister stove, beating the 2.5oz Snow Peak GigaPower Titanium Manual, 2.7oz Coleman F1 Ultralight, and 2.7oz Vargo Jet-Ti Stove. Judging solely from its specifications, I expect performance to be comparable to the older model.
Specifications and Features
- Dimensions in use: 3.5 in high x 5 in wide (9 x 13 cm)
- Dimensions stored: 2.5 in high x 2.8 in wide x 2.3 in thick (6 x 7 x 6 cm)
- Heat Output: 7500 BTU/hr (claimed)
- Measured Weight: 2.2oz (62g) (prototype)
- MSRP: $65