Long-term Primus Litech Kettle Review

Primus Litech Kettle Review; Close-up of the kettle

Overall Score:8.1

In the world of outdoor gear, the longevity of a product is often the true measure of its worth. After three years of extensive use both car camping and backpacking, it’s time to put the spotlight on the Primus Litech Kettle, a lightweight camping essential.

Durability: 8.5
Functionality: 8.0
Performance: 8.5
Aesthetics: 7.5
Value: 8.0

Material: Hard-anodized aluminum

Dimensions:152 x 78 mm

Weight: 6.6 oz

Volume: 0.9 L

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Length of Test: 3 yeats

Acquisition: We purchased the Primus Litech Kettle with our own hard-earned cash 

Countries: Thailand

Climate(s): Tropical Savanna

The Litech Kettle is designed for:

  • Car camping and backpacking.

It’s not designed for:

  • Ultralight backpacking.

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Primus Litech: 8.1/10

Our Overall Verdict

Our experience with the Primus Litech Kettle has spanned both car camping and backpacking adventures over the course of three years, and we’re pleased to report that it’s held up remarkably well. This lightweight kettle, crafted from hard-anodized aluminum, has proven to be a reliable companion on our outdoor journeys. Feature wise, its folding handle is a practical addition, allowing for easy storage in my backpack and convenient handling when it’s time to brew a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

The kettle’s durability is certainly one of its standout features. Despite enduring the rigors of campfires and constant packing and unpacking, it remains in good condition, with no significant dents or signs of wear. The practical net stuff sack it comes with is a thoughtful touch, making it simple to keep organized amongst our camping gear. Overall, our experience with the Primus Litech Kettle has been positive, and I can offer a neutral but confident recommendation for those seeking a lightweight and sturdy kettle for their camping and backpacking needs.

Litech Longevity

Usage Timeline


Initial Usage

The kettle’s construction immediately stands out – our initial impression is one of quality and simplicity, setting the stage for the outdoor adventures to come.



3 Years of Usage

After three years of extensive use, the Primus Litech Kettle exhibits the well-earned marks of outdoor adventures and countless brew sessions. Its once-pristine exterior now carries the stories of campfires and rugged terrains, showcasing minor scuffs and abrasions that bear testimony to its journeys. While some visual blemishes have surfaced, the kettle still remains fully operational.


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