The Primus Tupike is one of those camping stoves that’s best suited to car camping and/or for short any short excursions from your basecamp or car. It’s not portable in the sense that you can stick it in your backpack but in the sense that it can be carried short distances. It’s the thing to turn to when you want to have a good picnic down on the beach with a group of friends but can only get as close as the National Trust car park on the cliff tops.
How We’ve Tested It
We called this in for our Outdoor 100 Test Team weekend in the Black Mountains where we were hosting 14 of our gear reviewers, and were responsible for keeping them fed, watered, and alive.
I also recently took it up to Scotland for a week’s holiday with my girlfriend where we were both living out of my car as we drove around the north-west coast.
The Primus Tupike has two burners, each of equal size and power. These are housed within a folding stainless steel casing which is finished with oak laths and brass details. It has two folding metal legs and windscreens, a carry handle, piezo spark ignition, two regulator valve controls and it also comes with a handy mini griddle plate.
This is a thing of beauty, I must say. All of the materials, the oak details in particular, give this a very sleek, aesthetically pleasing look. But what about its functionality? In short, I’ve been impressed.