We’ve tried almost every kind of camping gas out there, and Primus PowerGas canisters have proven themselves to be one of our favourite fuels for backpacking and wild camping adventures. Why? Because unlike cheaper blends, PowerGas uses a premium 80/20 mix of isobutane and propane, which delivers optimum performance over a wide range of conditions, even in colder temperatures or as the canister empties. Plus they come in three different sizes, ensuring there’s an option for every trip, from quick ‘fast and light’ overnighters to extended backpacking expeditions
Available in 4, 8 and 16 oz (100g, 230g and 450g) canisters to meet the demands of any trip
Smallest canister is sized to fit inside many all-in-one stove systems, including the Primus Lite and Lite+, MSR WindBurner and Reactor stove systems, and most JetBoil stoves
Optimum 80/20 blend of isobutane and propane delivers superior performance throughout the life of the canister and in colder temperatures
Zero-maintenance combustion for a clean burn with no soot build-up
Lindal valve thread fits most standard gas-powered camping and backpacking stoves
Manufactured Locally - All Primus products are manufacturer at their purpose-built warehouse in Estonia
Sustainability through Longevity - Primus is renowned for its reliable, safe and innovative products, which are produced in Europe and are built for life
In Latin, the word ‘primus’ means ‘first’. And this Swedish brand has been about firsts ever since its humble beginnings in Stockholm back in 1892, when founders F.W. Lindqvist and J.V. Svenson developed the world’s first soot-free kerosene stove. Portable Primus stoves were cleaner, easier to use and more efficient than anything else then in existence. They were soon adopted by explorers and adventurers across the globe. When Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911, he had a Primus stove with him. So too did the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak.
Since those ground-breaking firsts, Primus’ range has expanded to encompass a range of outdoor cooking equipment. Of course, portable stoves built for backpackers, campers and climbers are still the brand’s core focus. Designed to withstand extreme conditions, Primus stoves have an enviable reputation for long-lasting reliability and real-world efficiency. So, if you’re looking to achieve your own firsts, whether that’s walking your first long-distance trail or going on your first wild camping adventure, Primus should be your first choice.