Designed for fast-and-light backpacking, the Optimus Crux canister stove is extremely compact and lightweight.
An ideal option for lightweight backpacking, the Optimus Crux Lite/Terra Weekend Cook Set combines everything you need for backcountry meals into a single unit. The Crux stove weighs a mere 3.3 ounces and folds down to fit easily and efficiently into the Terra Weekend cookware.
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.
Made of hard-anodized aluminum, the Terra Weekend consists of a 0.95L cookpot with a lid that doubles as a frypan. Measuring just 5.2" x 4.8", the Terra Weekend can enclose the Crux, a fuel canister and even a Folding Spork!
NOTE: 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/Terra Weekend Cook Set includes a mesh stuff bag and instructions.
- Crux 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
- Weighs 3.3 oz
- Includes a 0.95 liter (32 fl oz) hard-anodized aluminum pot with frying pan and mesh bag
- Pour spout and measuring marks on pot
- Packed dimensions of 5.2" x 4.8"
- Weighs 7.8 oz
Terra Weekend Features:
Burn Time 60 min. on Optimus Gas (8 oz canister) Recommended Use Lightweight Backpacking Average Boil Time down to 3 minutes depending on conditions Warranty Lifetime Type Canister Stove Cook System Stability Fair Packed Size 5.2" x 4.8" Other Mesh Storage Bag Included Material Aluminum Item Weight 11.1 oz (includes stove and cook set) Fuel Optimus Gas (butane/propane) canister
Likes: light wight gas can wights more than the opt and burner boiled water in a min or 2, has caring case, great for lone or two people
Dislikes: nothing yet
Likes: Works great, I had the whole pot of water boiling in under a minute. Light and compact it's easy to fit into my pack.
Dislikes: Haven't had any issues yet, works great
Likes: Strong burner performance, easy to light, built in windscreen on pot helps in windy conditions. Good value cookset.
Dislikes: The aluminum pot is a bit heavy.
Likes: Boils water fast. Fuel canister fits inside stove, everything packs into sack.
Dislikes: Have to carry lighter or matches to light
Likes: Great cook set! Very happy with this purchase. Everything fits together well. Cooking is efficient. The pots are a nice size for backpacking trips for one or two people. This is exactly what I expected.
Dislikes: The pots don't clean up as easily as I would like.
Likes: Used this stove for the first time with my son on our first backpacking adventure. Heated our food quickly. Non stick coating on cookware made clean up quick and easy. Folds up and stores with gas in cookware.
Dislikes: I was unable to find Optimus gas in my area. Stove is EN417 cmpliant, so wound up using another brands gas with no problems.
Likes: The stove is lightweight and much smaller than I expected. It is made of quality materials. Everything folds up neatly within the pot. The burner works decently well.
Dislikes: The Optimus gas canisters are not widely available. None of the local camping stores in my area that sell many other brands of camping stove fuel stock it (i.e., REI, Sport Chalet, etc.), and it is either very expensive or not possible to purchase the fuel by mail.