Optimus Crux Lite Stove is rated
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The Crux Lite Stove by Optimus. The Optimus Crux Lite is equipped with the powerful burner of the Crux, but even lighter in weight as it does not have a folding mechanism. At only 72 grams (2.5 oz), our Optimus Crux Lite is one of the lightest stoves in the world. Includes burner with valve and stuff bag. Measurements: L 71 mm x W 57 mm x H 56 mm. Average burn time: up to 60 minutes at maximum output (220 g gas canister). Average boil time for 1 L of water: as little as 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc.
FEATURES of the Optimus Crux Lite Stove
One of the world's lightest stoves - only 72 grams
Similar to best selling Crux but does not fold as flat
Powerful and stable 3000W burner (precise simmering and fast boiling)
The lightweight that boils water fast, but won't spot burn while simmering
Please note that stoves DO NOT include any fuel bottles or canisters pictured. Sorry about everything and please don't hate us.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Optimus Crux Lite Stove
Fuel: LP-gas 75/25 butane/propane
Weight: 2.5 oz / 72 g
Measurements: 71 x 57 x 56 mm / 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.2"
Rating: 3000 W / 10200 BTU
BTU Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high maximum output, using 220 g / 8 oz canister
Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc
Rated 4 out of
Definitely a great light weight stove for the priceThis is the lightest and most compact stove on the market as far as I know. I have had mine for 3 years and it's very dependable. As someone pointed out the small arms that hold your pot do become a little tougher to fold up after the stove has been used, but not enough to be an issue for me. It works well in light wind, but probably not good for strong wind. You do have to continuously turn up the heat as pressure is released from the fuel can (as you do with any stove that relies on the pressure in the fuel can for propulsion) but this is a very minor inconvenience compared to using a stove with a pump. Great stove
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 5 out of
Best thing everThe only way I think you are going to get a smaller/ hotter burner is to get on you tube and look up the bud light alcohol burner but if you want that you are going to have to have some welding skills, it doesn't look as cool and the babes are way more into this one. Cause lets face it you take a girl camping she wants her man to fix her something good, but if you break your back all day carrying a heavy grill your to tired to get your good cooking. Solution... By this grill it looks cool and improves your love life all at an affordable cost..... how you gone beat that.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 5 out of
Owns the pocket rocket, HANDS DOWN.Bought this as my first stove after using my buddys msr pocket rocket for my first year of backpacking, and this stove owns the pocket rocket. The flame is actually adjustable and is not just a single jet rocket flame. It's lighter and more compact as well. Bought this and then did half the AT and used this for coffee, lunch, and dinner everyday, still works fine. I recommend keeping up on the cleaning, as the folding mechanisms on the arms will become a little tougher to flip out after massive amounts of abuse and use.
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 3 out of
Could be betterFirst of all after you use it , it's hard to close the black arms back down, because they get so dry and stop moving flexibly. They also become squeaky and you have to force them into their place.,,Another thing is that flame keeps reducing itself - by itself. If I set the flame to medium high, slowly... in one minute ..the flame will go down on it's own to super small flame. Then I have to crank up the flame again and then ....again after some time, flame goes down to smaller flame than you set it. It's really annoying.
Date published: 2011-03-13
Rated 5 out of
I recommend itI scoured the internet reading reviews and tests on stoves and bought both the MSR Pocket Rocket and the Optimus Crux Lite. I returned the Pocket Rocket after finding the Crux to be a little more usable. I found that it provided a more level surface for the pot than the sharply angled arms of the Pocket Rocket. It boiled two cups of water in only a couple minutes and packs away beautifully into the cup. The flame adjustment is decent and when on full it is like a jet engine.
Date published: 2009-04-19
Rated 4 out of
Very effective if a little touchyMy first stove and I love it, supports are very stable and cooks hot and quickly. If your fuel canister is full, there are pretty much only 2 settings superhigh and off. It gets a little easier to control as you burn off fuel. Keep an eye on the burner if you're trying to simmer when its windy as there is no wind screen and it has a tendency to blow out. Super convenient though, quite small so you don't have to plan on packing space, expect for the fuel cans.
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 5 out of
Light. Simple. Works.Backpacking stoves are pretty much for boiling water when it comes down to it. This stove gets that task done just fine. I've had it running from sea level up to 9000ft and never had a problem. As far as I know this is the lightest stove on the market and that's why I bought it. (I like to roll light so I can be nimble in case I'm attacked by Mountain Lion or a Unicorn.) ,,,,Anyway, if ultra-light is your thing, this is your stove.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 4 out of
Compact, Light, POWERFUL!I bought this as a personal stove to bumble around in the woods with, I'm pleased to say this little ma'ama jamma cranks out the HEAT! It's quick, simple, and rewarding. The flames will die and you will have to adjust, and yes, the adjustments are very fiddlesome fragile at times, but believe, you'll be boiling in no time. I've even used it during a power outage in my home to heat soup!