Gear Review: Primus Express Spider - Backpacker

Gear Review: Primus Express Spider

With a low center of gravity and a wide, stable burner, this stove is perfect for big groups or melting piles of snow.

Because its burner rests on the ground—not on top of the canister—the Primus Express Spider is more stable beneath big pots, making it ideal for groups. And it’s no fair-weather friend: The flexible hose attachment let testers turn canisters upside-down for better fuel delivery during chilly fall and winter mornings in Colorado. Reports one user, “Melting snow was easy. I could use a gigantic pot without worrying about spills.” $60; 7 oz.;