Optimus's Crux Gas Canister Stove is a powerful screw-on stove which is very lightweight but still mightily effective. With a high power output and small packsize the Crux is perfect for an ultralight backpacking trip. The 3 wide pot supports give good stability to this stove and the wide burner head evenly distributes the flame over a larger area than some micro stoves. The Crux stove folds flat for excellent packability.
The heavy-duty lightweight. Meet the Optimus Crux a ninety-three gram stove engineered to hide away under a gas canister. This seemingly impossible feat is accomplished with a foldable burner neck and serrated pot supports which are also designed to fold away for packing.
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. Why carry more than needed? All you`d ever need for a dinner date with Mother Nature is right here.
A neat trick to fold the burner so that its sits in the base of the stove and we particularly like the wide burner and pan supports on a stove this light.The difference between the Optimus Crux and the Crux Lite? the Crux Lite doesn`t fold and therefore some weight is saved same high output burner.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear