The Hiker + Stove by Optimus. The Optimus Hiker+ is a classic! For 70 years this stove has been getting the job done. Now it has been upgraded with the award winning Optimus Nova burner. The rugged and compact steel case protects the tank and burner when packed.
FEATURES of the Optimus Hiker + Stove
Features the award-winning Optimus Nova's burner
Steel case protects the tank and burner when packed
Patented quick priming burner requires less preheating and saves fuel
Burns all types of fuel - using same burner jet
SPECIFICATIONS of the Optimus Hiker + Stove
Fuel: White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel
Weight: 56 oz / 1590 g
Dimension: 7.1 x 7.1 x 4.3" / 180 x 180 x 11 mm
Rating: 2850 W / 9725 BTU
Burn Time: Up to 2 hours at high maximum output, using 350 ml fuel
Boil Time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Approximately 3.5 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc.
Rated 4 out of
Great stove, self-contained and multi-fuel. A bit big and heavy for backpacking, though...I have used Optimus stoves since my time in the military, starting with a 199 Ranger, a smaller and lighter sibling to this current version. Great stoves, dependable and rebuildable. Definitely not disposable and can last you and yours a lifetime of service. You can simmer with it, but not as easily as with other stoves. One tank of fuel usually lasts me a week of camping with regular use. Also built right in is a quirky fun factor, for the nostalgic in all of us. It has that, "they just don't make 'em like this anymore" feel to them; well, except for the fact that they do make 'em like this right now. And you can own one. Camp safe and carry a big little stove. ;)
Date published: 2012-10-06
Rated 2 out of
J. Mark from
Old schoolThe 8R was my first stove 35 years ago. It was great then, but the concept is way out of date today. A third of the weight of this unit is the box. You don't need it and it does not make a very good base (although it does get gooked up with any boil over gunk). By it for nostalgia. If you want functionality, get a Whisperlight.
Date published: 2009-06-24
Rated 5 out of
Hell with all those funkie looking things. Give me a classic.No, I don't have this one. I have the original 8R with it's beautiful brass tank. I bought 36 years ago and it's still working great. No, I'm not one of you big time hikers but I love my stove. When I'm huntin' it's nice to have something hot. And it helps teach my daughter to get out in it. It is a must have in your sac.
Date published: 2008-04-06
Rated 5 out of
I have had mine for 35+ years-bullet proof. Yes itâs a little heavy. No longer using if for hikingI have had mine for 35+ years-bullet proof. Yes itâs a little heavy but it has worked for years. Best $$$ ever spent on equipment. No longer using if for hiking, itâs now in my emergency supply kit!
Date published: 2015-01-05
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