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Gear Review: Primus Eta CampLite Pot

The addition of heat exchanger fins helps this Primus pot boil fast, really fast.

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Whether you’re melting many liters of snow or trying to keep hot drinks flowing, this turbo-charged pot delivers faster than others. The heat exchanger fins mounted to the bottom of the pot add weight and bulk, but they boosted boil times in controlled tests by a minute and a half over pots of the same size and materials.

The CampLite is made from hard-anodized aluminum (plus a nonstick coating), and you can use it with almost any stove (confirm before buying that the fins nest into your stove’s pot supports). Bonus: The handles make for easy lifting, and no futzing with a pot gripper when you’re wearing gloves. Comes in three sizes: 1.7 liters ($47), 2.1 liters ($50), and 2.9 liters ($65); 1 lb. 4 oz. (2.9 L); primuscamping.com