New for 2014! Designed for ultra-lightweight backpacking, the Optimus Crux Lite Piezo stove is an excellent balance of weight and efficiency that includes a handheld ignitor! Weighing a mere 3 ounces, this canister stove has a foldable burner head that provides a solid resting place for pots and pans, but folds neatly away for easy and efficient storage.
Made of durable, stainless materials, the Crux Lite Piezo's 2 inch-diameter burner effectively distributes heat, providing an even cooking surface for backcountry meals. Depending on altitude and temperature conditions, this tiny powerhouse can boil a Liter of water in as little as 3 minutes! An integrated foldable burner control allows you to adjust the height of the Crux Lite Piezo's flame without any fear of burning your hand. And lighting the stove is a snap with the included Piezo syringe-style igniting device that allows lighting from the side of the stove for increased safety.
Three ergonomic, serrated pot supports lend stability and accommodate most backpacking pots, pans and skillets. Folded out of the way, the pot supports tuck under the head of the burner, reducing the Crux Lite Piezo, including its burner valve, to only 2.8" x 2.2" x 2.2".
The Crux Lite Piezo requires the use of a canister of Optimus Gas (sold separately). A blend of butane, isobutene and propane, Optimus Gas provides consistent, reliable 3-season backcountry performance. No priming or pumping is needed when using Optimus Gas canisters. An 8-ounce canister of Optimus Gas will provide up to 90 minutes of burn time at the highest maximum output.
Each Optimus Crux Lite Piezo includes instructions and a lanyard for attachment to the ignitor.
Optimus part number: 8018914