Optimus Crux Canister-Fuel Stove

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Key Features

  • Uses Optimus Gas, a 70% butane, 30% propane blend.
  • Folded dimensions of 3.3" x 2.2" x 1.2".
  • 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: General or lightweight backpacking or camping
Item Weight: 3.3 oz.
Type: Canister
Packed Size: 3.3" x 2.2" x 1.2"
Fuel: Otimus Gas (butane/propane) canister
Average Boil Time: down to 3 minutes depending on conditions
Burn Time: 60 minutes on Optmus Gas (8 oz. canister)
Stability: Fair
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Designed for lightweight backpacking trips, the Optimus Crux stove is so compact that it nestles in the recess beneath a fuel canister! Weighing a mere 3.3 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'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'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, including its burner valve, to only 3.3" x 2.2" x 1.2". This packed size is so small that the Crux fits in the recess beneath your fuel canister. A unique "strap-over" stuff sack (included) actually lashes the Crux in place beneath your fuel!

The Optimus Crux 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.

Optimus part number: 8017651

Product Reviews

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Optimus Crux Canister-Fuel Stove

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 5

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  • . Mahomet IL

    Likes: I liked how small it packs down, it seems pretty sturdy, relatively stable especially compared to the pocket rocket. The flame is much wider than the pocket rocket which is more effeciant

    Dislikes: was oxidized after first use

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Great temperature control.
    Easy To Clean
    Easy to Light

    Dislikes: ..

  • . westfield MA

    Likes: Unbelievably light and packable little stove
    Fast boiler with a great flame head that will still allow for simmering
    I just love this thing. It will go with me everywhere!

    Dislikes: Nothing its perfect!

  • donghoon l. Palisades Park NJ

    Likes: so cool~! powerful stove, but it's so compact! awesome~!

    Dislikes: .

  • Allen O. Indianapolis IN

    Likes: This thing is amazing. Great flame, easy to operate, and super lightweight and easy to pack. love it.

    Dislikes: absolutely nothing so far. ingenious product at a great price.

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