The Primus Tupike Stove not only looks smart, it can save you a whole load of hassle at the campsite.
Our first impression of the Tupike Stove from Primus is that it looks very smart.
It pulls off the balance between timeless-retro looks and modern functionality.
However, when you look at the price tag, you might think that this is just an expensive fancy-looking stove. Fortunately, it doesn’t just have good looks, it is a hugely practical and well thought through design.
Connecting the Gas – Easy Peasy!
With most camping stoves, you need to get yourself a gas hose, fit it safely, and get a regulator that fits onto your chosen gas bottle or cartridge. It’s not too difficult a job (click here for some instructions), but the Primus Tupike removes that hassle altogether.
The Tupike comes pre-fitted with a durable gas hose, which tucks in neatly under the stove when transporting it.
very simple to set-up, connect, and use, right out of the box
The regulator on the end of this hose has some adaptors to fit a wide range of gas bottles and canisters. This makes it very simple to set-up, connect, and use, right out of the box. You also don’t worry that you’ve not connected the gas hose tight enough.
Better use of your Camping Gas
The Primus Tupike comes with some fold-out windshields to protect the three sides of the stove from the breeze, which will help make your gas supply last longer.
The only niggle I had here, is that I wished these side panels would clip into place a little better.
Ease of Cleaning
Another great aspect of the Tupike is the easy cleaning.
The entire tray around the hobs lifts out, so you can simply take it to the wash-up with your plates and give it a proper clean.
Using the Primus Tupike Stove
All these features are great, but what’s it like to use?
Well, we found this is one of the best igniting stoves we’ve used. Some camping stoves can have a stiff piezo ignition, but the Tupike was easy and worked every time.
The amount of gas and heat you get out will depend on what cannister or bottle you use. Our cannister put out a lot of heat with this stove – something normally only seen on small backpacking stoves.
The stove was wide enough to use with family sized pans.
It doesn’t have a grill as part of this stove, but there is a hob-top griddle pan supplied. The lack of grill is not a big minus in my opinion, as many of the grills on camping stoves are a bit disappointing.
We were also really impressed with the build quality. So far, we’ve only used it on a handful of camping trips, but it’s still as good as new.
The foldable design with locking handle makes it easy to pack away and transport, and it doesn’t take up a lot of storage space at home either.
So, a lot of pluses for the Primus Tupike stove. It gets the thumbs up from us.
Disclaimer & Thanks: Many thanks to Primus for sending us their Tupike stove for us to create this review. All opinions are our own.
- Easy to set-up.
- Easy to clean.
- Looks smart.
- Pricey. Fortunately, it's not just about looks. The Primus Tupike is very practical.
Specification: Primus Tupike Stove Review
No, but has a hob-top griddle pan.
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