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Primus OmniFuel Stove

Primus OmniFuel Stove

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Wait a minute. I ran across this just before the drop ended. I did some quick research on the Primus omnifuel titanium stove reviews and pricing and thought "what a great deal" and ordered one for myself and one for my brother. When I told my brother, he looked into it and - despite that the promo email says it was the titanium model and despite nothing being on the website saying that it was not titanium - it appears that it is not the titanium model. Is this true? If so, that was baaaaaad advertising or a mistake. And, if a mistake, there should have been a large note at the top of the web page saying "Note - This is NOT the titanium model".
FriarNick-OrderoftheOpenTrail
When I pointed out to Massdrop that the email subject and body both stated that this was the Primus Omnifuel titanium model, I received the following response. "It looks like the backpacking stove was not in fact titanium. Thank you again for bringing this error to our attention. " I was hoping that they would send an email to everyone that ordered, but ...
FriarNick-OrderoftheOpenTrail
They sent me the same email 35 weeks ago on a previous drop for the same item (see comments 35W) Either nobody at mass drop is bothered about correcting known errors, or they are actually happy to cash in on false information.
It's pudding time, children!
Any idea about when we'll see this drop again?
https://primus.us/pages/user-manuals Not mentioned in the overview but the user manual mentions that these multi-fuel stoves come with 3 different jets, 1 for canisters, 1 for white gas/gasoline, 1 for diesel/kerosene. That's not unusual (I have a Whisperlite International) but it may take some folks by surprise when they are unfamiliar with this type of stove and suddenly learn they have to replace the jet to get it to work properly with their fuel choice. Jet replacement should be a simple task for most.
Sounds like this drop is too vague. It’s not even clearly identified which model the stove would be for sale. I’d like more confidence in the drop before signing up.
Awesome stove. Make sure to get some kind of custom drop-in flame spreader as well, to make it quieter. Suggestion to massdrop: find and offer a good spreader, as a separate drop.
Which version of the stove is this?
Geosko
I joined this drop a couple rounds ago and received the Omnifuel II.
Is this kit available with the 1 liter bottle instead of this smaller bottle?
Is this model 1 or 2? It is hard to know when the pictures are of model 2, but it doesn’t say anything about it. I would be very happy if you could clarify so we know what we are buying.
This appears to be teh "old" version, not the newer Omnifuel II stove. Is this true. If so it is overpriced as the new one is only $10 more on Amazon.
I bought this stove last time it was on mass drop and I got to use it once before the leather o ring inside the pump turned to mush, and i have not been able to find a replacement part
I just had a promotional email directing me here titled; 'Primus OmniFuel Stove: Lightweight Titanium Backpacking Stove for$109.99' and in the text described as; 'Made of lightweight yet durable titanium'.
Clearly this is Not the Titanium model
Aotearoan
How so
Surfsessions
the one I received is not titanium, I’m actually a little surprised at the weight. It’s heavier than I expected.
Typo in the info. The company was founded in 1892, not 1982. After all, it would have been very difficult for a company founded in the late 20th century to have made a product used by Amundsen in 1911, or Hillary in 1953.
Bayside_Father
Haha yes great point! Fixed @Bayside_Father thank you <
I this drop for the omnifuel 1 or 2? I couldn't understand from the description or from the comments
Latinardle
By the way, it was omnifuel 2
Damn, this thing looks so cool I almost feel sorry that I don't do outdoor activities :)
Can this stove burn alcohol?
matt98030
Yes, it does. Primus’ website has a “fuel-i-pedia” page that lists usable fuels and their availability (and what the fuel is called locally).
matt98030
Radio Yerevan response : Yes, but it's preferably for you to drink it. Now seriously : no, not without modifications and even then it's not sure it will work, and even then it's not recommended. Some explanations : alcohol needs a different jet size than any of the three included. Also alcohol probably will eat the many rubber gaskets of this stove, a special rubber formulation is needed to be alcohol resistant.
Is this the titanium model? Also it is model 1 or 2?
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i thought they stopped making the model 1 years ago so why would this be the first model? It also looks like its Ti but is this not the case?
Last time around (January?) I was part of the drop.. and can confirm it was the OmniFuel II that arrived..
(Edit to add:) Then have been 2 generations of the OmniFuel models. The pictures in this drop are of the OmniFuel II - which is the latest (2015+) generation of the OmniFuel. You can tell a couple ways - shape of the legs, storage for jets in the leg, the shape and markings on the cup, etc.
Primus also makes a different stove with a similar name - the OmniLite Ti - it is a lighter weight, slightly smaller, Titanium model.
which version of OmniFuel is in drop. older I or updated version "II" ? Thanks. info from Primus product description... : " The updated OmniFuel II is just as capable as before but has a more compact format. The new pot supports (grids) locks securely in the unfolded position and folds tighter making the stove more compact when stuffed away... "
rpantelis
Pictures are the OmniFuel II - you can tell by the legs. Would be good to verify though.
Will the titanium version be available soon?
i used this stove last week at 9000 feet (it belonged to my brother). white gas. it does work well, we had no hang ups. instead of the included screen we used rocks to shield it from winds (which i estimate at times to be at least 30 MPH). takes about 5 minutes to boil 4 cups of water in a titanium pot. my brother LOVES this stove but he dislikes anything but white gas stoves.
Does this fit into the Primus Eta Spider Stove Set? https://www.massdrop.com/buy/primus-eta-spider-stove
When will the stove be shipped? in 28 june or it will arrive on est. 28 june ? @DannyMilks
I'm glad someone asked about the model (titanium or not). I'll be back for the titanium version. I saw titanium in the specs also and thought that was what I was buying.
MattFMU05
what are the diffrences ?
Any chance of getting the Optimus Polaris Optifuel stove anytime soon? Takes all the same fuels, without ever having to change a jet... Easier to clean the jet, too!
Greatdane
I have the Optimus Polaris Omnifuel and like it a lot. I would join a drop to buy another.
Hello! Is this drop for the Omnifuel or the OmniLite Ti? It looks like there are pictures of both in the product description (Brass rivets on the legs in some pictures and just titanium legs in others). I would love to join this drop if it is in fact for the Ti version.
Thanks
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Mike9951
By the way, I don't believe those are brass rivets in the photo. They're different fuel nozzles which you store on the legs.
JimboJones
You are correct, i have this stove at the time, its just smart place to store the nozzels
This stove looks like an updated version of a stove I bought about 20 years ago. If I remember right, it was a Primus Himalaya. I have used it a lot and, it has served me well. I'm confident it will continue working well for another 20 years. If I needed a new stove, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this one.
Looks like a nice set. Can you confirm if it comes with a fuel bottle? Every review I've seen saws it does, but this listing doesn't say. Thanks.
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I ended up buying it, came with a 350ml bottle. Other drops might be different though?
shoopdeboop
In one of the pics it says 0.6L.