The Optimus Crux is a durable and dependable canister stove with a unique storage trick. The Crux has a folding burner head, making it one of the most compact canister stoves on the market. It comes in a soft case that will nest in the space under a fuel canister, which is huge space savings. This stove has great simmer control and quick burner times – the powerful and stable 3000w burner has a very fast boil. The 2-inch diameter burner distributes heat for a wide flame distribution, so less chance of spot burning your meal. Serrated pot supports provide increased stability.
Weight 2.93 oz
Measurements 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.2”
Total kit 8.1 oz
Kit measurements 7 x 4.5 x 4.5”
Approx. 60 minutes on 220g fuel
Time to boil (indoors) 2 cups water 1 minute 45 seconds
- Very light and compact
- Quick to boil
- Large burner head
- Fussy about fuel quality (buy quality fuel)
- Flame needs to be maintained, or will burn out on me
MSR Ignitor shown is sold separately.
Review by Kay Miller