Optimus Crux Lite Fuel Canister Stove

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Key Features

  • Uses Optimus Gas, a 70% butane, 30% propane blend.
  • Folded dimensions of 2.8" x 2.2" x 2.2".
  • Burn time of up to 60 minutes at maximum output (8 oz canister)
  • Boil time of as little as 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude and conditions.
  • Includes burner with valve, stuff bag and instructions.


Recommended Use: Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking
Item Weight: 2.7 oz
Type: Canister
Packed Size: 2.8" x 2.2" x 2.2"
Fuel: Optimus Gas (butane/propane) canister
Average Boil Time: down to 3 minutes depending on conditions
Burn Time: 60 minutes on Optimus Gas (8 oz fuel canister)
Stability: Fair
Other: Stuff Bag Included
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Designed for ultra-lightweight backpacking, the Optimus Crux Lite stove is an excellent balance of weight and efficiency! Weighing a mere 2.7 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'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 quart of water in as little as 3 minutes! An integrated foldable burner control allows you to adjust the height of the Crux Lite's flame without any fear of burning your hand.

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, including its burner valve, to only 2.8" x 2.2" x 2.2".

The Crux Lite requires the use of a canister of Optimus Gas (sold separately). A blend of 70% butane and 30% 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 60 minutes of burn time at the highest maximum output.

Each Optimus Crux Lite includes a stuff bag and instructions.

Optimus part number: 8017657

Product Reviews

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Optimus Crux Lite Fuel Canister Stove

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Number of reviews: 7

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  • Zack C. Providence RI

    Likes: The crux lite is super-tiny, strong, and well-made. The arms that hold your cookware are small, but very grippy. The flame is very adjustable and easy to get a gentle simmer or a roaring boil. I love this stove and highly recommend it.

    Dislikes: One of the arms loosened a bit over time, but was a quick fix.

  • . Middlesboro KY

    Likes: This is my first time owning this type of canister stove and I am satisfied with this stove thus far. I scorched my first meal a little but this was my fault and not the stoves. I was still learning the stove and had it too hot without stirring enough. It boils water impressively as well. I will be using this stove and a small canister setup from now on and retire the old alcohol stove. I can't do the distances I used to since I'm getting older so I'm more concerned with comfort and convenience rather than lightweight bare bones hiking. For a lightweight backpacking stove or a base camp all purpose stove it will be hard to beat for the quality and price.

    Dislikes: You have to pay attention to your pot/skillet due to the small fold out legs of the burner. Stability can be an issue(common sense)depending on your pot/skillet design and if your not on level ground, although this is an issue with all small stoves, I'm sure. I've heard of durability concerns if this stove gets wet because of rust on the smaller parts. Too early to tell but I imagine I won't personally be putting this stove through any torture tests and plan to keep it dry hopefully.

  • . Somerville OH

    Likes: This is easily the best backpacking stove I have ever used. It was extremely lightweight, compact, and put out a ton of heat quickly. I've gone on two trips for 9 days each, and it performed better than expected

    Dislikes: The holding prongs were a bit small, but still held the pot I used pretty sturdily.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Awesome backpacking stove its lightweight, easy to use and produces high heat fast so when you need to boil that water! Well worth what you pay for!

    Dislikes: no integrated spark

  • Stevie G. Wrightwood CA

    Likes: Small, compact, easy to use. This item works GREAT!

    Dislikes: Loved everything about it!

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Stove works well and has a good boil time - most importantly, it is not nearly as loud as the pocket rocket (something you may not care about but your fellow campers are sure to appreciate).

    Dislikes: Nothing so far.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This thing is tiny but burns hotter and louder than my jet boil or any other stove I've owned. Fits nicely inside my titanium cup for easy nesting storage. Perfect for combining with a small fuel canister to shave weight.

    Dislikes: none.

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