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Optimus Crux Stove
|Price:||$50.49 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- 2 inch diameter burner distributes heat widely onto the cooking pot reducing the risk of spot burning food.
- Turbine shaped, serrated pot supports provide increased stability.
- Extremely compact thanks to the innovative foldable burner head.
- Optimus Crux is made from stainless and durable materials but weighs a mere 3.3 oz.
- The unique stuff bag makes the stove pack flush with the bottom of the LP-gas canister.
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|Item Dimensions||2.75 x 5.5 x 6 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
Top Customer Reviews
Have used it several times since with out any real issues. Tanks freeze up sometimes but I don't think that's a stove issue, get the same thing with 20 pound propane tanks on the grill at home.
The valve is not very adjustable and will not simmer but great for getting water hot quickly. The wire handle does not fold away when valve closed completely, have to open almost 1/2 turn to fold it away.
Overall a great stove. Certainly recommend it. Folds down small, fits into the bottom of canister, kind-of wind resistant, heats up quickly, good price. Other scout dads in the troop have purchased it after hands on comparison with many other stoves including the Primus and Pocket-rocket.
SO - SO : Optimus makes the Weekend Terra as their smallest 1-person cook set (the HE version is the same with heat fins on the pot), but many stoves that don't fold down also fit with a fuel can in this system, so the foldability is novel, but not totally necessary. Also, the flame adjustment knob isn't fully closed when you fold the green handle in- you have to open it half a turn.
NO LOVE: The adjustment is very touchy. Twist the knob a full turn before gas starts to flow. If you light it at this low end flow the flame will go out in 7-10 seconds as the flow reduces over time. Nudge the green wire gate up or down (no twisting) and the flame adjustment changes - too sensitive to movement. Continue opening the flame adjustment and you're quickly at medium and then high over another three-quarters of a turn. Twist back down to low, and then 15 seconds later the flame dies out - so very hard to simmer, also difficult for heat adjustment for "cooking". No piezo ignitor built in (but that's ok).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's fun to have fancy camping gear. I decided to go with this stove over the plethora of other options because it advertised that it would fit under the fuel canister inside my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Alex
Love it very small will fit in gsi halulite minimalist with gas can and all the stuff that comes with that pot very compactPublished 5 months ago by Jason T
I have several stoves and thought I'd try the crux.
Noticing the larger burner and pot support that will be useful for smaller pots/cups, had to try it. Read more
Works awesome! Highly reccommend it! Easy to use, Safe, Cooks fast!Published 6 months ago by Travis S.
This is one slick unit. We have never had a backpack stove before and after having this one I don't know why we hesitated. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Wally