Optimus Svea Stove

Optimus Svea Stove is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
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Product Description Item No.   10046744

The Svea Stove by Optimus. The Optimus Svea - cult stove of the climbing society - is an ultra-classic lightweight gasoline stove in solid brass. It has been around for a century and still sets the standard for compact outdoor cooking equipment. We doubt that any other outdoor stove has been field tested as much as the Optimus Svea. Widely used by climbers all over the world, this stove is renowned for its performance at high altitudes. The Optimus Svea is ideal for single ventures, high altitude cooking or whenever stuff volume and weight must be kept to a minimum.. The lid of the stove also serves as a small cooking pot. Weight: 550 g. Measurements: 100 mm x 130 mm. Average burn time: up to 50 minutes at maximum output on one filling (0.12 L) at high output. Average boil time for 1 L of water: 7 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc. Includes burner with valve and a small pot.

FEATURES of the Optimus Svea Stove

  • Ideal for single users and high altitude cooking
  • Burns white gas for maximum efficiency at higher altitudes and cold temperatures
  • Lid duals as a small cooking pot
  • No pump priming necessary

California law requires the following notice:WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

Please note that stoves DO NOT include any fuel bottles or canisters pictured. Sorry about everything and please don't hate us.

The SPECS of the Optimus Svea Stove

  • Fuel: White gasoline
  • Weight: 19 oz / 550 g
  • Measurements: 10 x 10 x 13 mm / 3.9 x 3.9 x 5.1"
  • Rating: 1400 W / 4780 BTU
  • Burn Time: Up to 50 minutes on one filling (.12 L / 4 fl. oz) at maximum output
  • Boil Time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Approximately 7 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Optimus - a tradition that should not die. I have owned my Optimus stove for 40 years! It is in great shape and going on its next outing to the NC "inner banks" next week. It has never failed me! Easy to operate, simple to clean, fairly light weight and always fires us exactly as it is supposed to every time. I see newer stoves but don't literally do much backpacking so the weight of the stove and a bit of fuel is not too bad. The stove fuel reservoir is actually probably enough to several days of camping without a bottle of fuel, if you are stingy. Your first use may take some coaching only because you need to prime the stove with a tiny bit of white gas to burn off and pre-heat the metal tubing which then turns the white gas into a gas. Have the key in the slot to turn the gas on before you prime and have a hot pad if the key gets too hot. Remove adjusting key while using to keep it cool. Happy eating!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Svea Stove by Optimus is "AWESOME". This is the most reliable and very low almost no maintenance stove I have ever had<50 years.Can have a quick meal ready to eat in > 10 Min."GREAT STOVE" Also has an automatic improved cleaning feature of the stoves Burner system. Cleans as you're hiking.This is a big plus.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Stove Ever I bought mine in 1968. I've used it on countless trips in all kinds of weather and conditions. It always works flawlessly.
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toughest Stove out there I've used this stove on several backwoods trips and this stove has never failed me yet. It may be heavier than others but the self contained tank is better, (in my opinion), than carrying around canisters. Nested in a Optimus Terra Weekend HE, this stove is my go to stove. I bring it even when car camping just in case we're rained out and can't cook over the fire. Yes it is pricey but it will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Self-wicking white gas stove, the best kind I have friend's who carry the butane stoves and extra canisters, and others who fiddle with the pump stoves making a mess. This compact stove is the perfect median. It's light and all inclusive, pick-up an extra fuel bottle for multi-day trips if necessary or go without for solo trips. I had to adjust the stove after receiving it, but Optimus was very helpful with that. Fires right up for me, even in high winds, the hardest part is getting the matches lit. In 35mph winds it boiled water quickly with only my pack shielding it. Most importantly for me, it fits inside my Snow Peak Mini Solo cook set. Since it is larger than most stoves, having it fit into another piece of your gear is great.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THIS STOVE. IT WILL BE WITH YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS AND MAYBE SOME OF YOUR KIDS TOO! Got one of these at a garage sale about 5-6 years ago for $5 bucks, still in the original package. Now it stays in my truck perminently in my B.O.B bag with AK 74 and 10 clips and a few other survival items i have come to rely on. This stove has yet to let me down. Even at altitude it fires right up and makes my vittles warm. Gotta love it. Its bomb proof too.If you buy this and have kids,they will be fighting over it after you are dead. Great product. A must buy.
Date published: 2010-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this stove will out last the apocolypse. I inherited my svea about 10 years ago from my dad who had bought it in the 70s, and its still goin strong. you can use almost anything in it except gasoline. Ive even used some 100 proof vodka before, (wasn't too efficient, but it got the job done, everclear would have prolly worked better.) its super convenient with the built in wind screen, and the multi purpose key attached to it. theres no fuel pump, it pressurizes itself which is pretty nice, but kinda wastes a lil fuel every time you light it. Its only other downfall is its size; if your cooking for more than two ppl then go with a different stove.
Date published: 2010-07-17
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What country is this version made?

Asked by: Grizzly Bear
Hey there Grizzly Bear, The Optimus Svea stove is made in Sweden. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2018-04-30
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