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Gear Review: Optimus Crux Lite Stove

The Crux Lite is one of the lightest stoves in the world- at a weight of 2.5 ounces you will not even notice it is in your pack!  The  average burn time for the Crux is  up to 60 minutes at maximum output (220 g gas canister). The average boil time for 1 L of water: as little as 3 minutes depending on climate and altitude.

Optimus Crux Stove

It’s hard to find a stove that’s more compact and convenient than the Optimus Crux, and despite its size, the power of the Optimus Crux is right up there with the big boys at 3000w.  A technical wonder designed for weight chasers who refuse to compromise cooking performance. Enjoy every meal and more importantly enjoy carrying that stove to your next meal!

On my trip I planned quick meals to enable me to maximize my time on the trail.  What I needed was a quick and easy to use stove and that's exactly what the Crux Lite is. Screw the stove onto the gas canister, turn the fuel lever on, light the stove and about 90 seconds later I had my water boiling and my meal prepared.  That's what I call efficient!

Optimus Crux Stove
Optimus Crux Stove
Optimus Crux Stove