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/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 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
- A backpacking must-have!
Likes: Great for backpacking. Easily heats water for two campers. I have used it for four people and our food was usually done at the same time. With new fuel canisters it boils water in about 2 minutes. Everything cools rather quickly and stores inside the Terra Weekend cook set. If you want less weight I would suggest getting the Crux Lite/Terra Solo set.
- Good Design
Likes: This stove is small, light and designed to fit neatly below a fuel canister. The storage pouch is a nice touch and ensures the stove is protected while nestled snugly under the canister. I wish more stoves would utilize empty space as well as this. This stove burns hot and boils water fast (which is all I really expect it to do). Fuel consumption seems typical for this type of stove. The cookware is awesome and makes this stove a really good deal. In fact, I returned another cookware set because this system was just as good and came with the stove. Overall, I am very pleased with this product.
Dislikes: Can be a little wobbly at the elbow where this stove folds (not a major concern) and the flame adjustment can be a little touchy (minor gripe).
- The perfect cook set for outdoors
Likes: Let me first say that Backcountry Edge has the best customer service I have ever dealt with. Without going into a lot of detail, I would be willing to pay a little more ( which I have never had to do, because there prices are the best around) to support this fine company.
Now to the cook set. The stove is great, it boils water in a flash when combined with the pot with the heat fins on the bottom, the pot cleans up very quickly & the kit is very compact when put together. It may not be the lightest set out there but it is worth the little extra weight for the performance it delivers.
Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
- Great Backpacking stove!
Likes: Lightweight at 3.3 oz. Does a fantastic job at boiling water fast, great for boiling water for coffee or those Mountain House Meals. Good even flame. I recommend everyone into Backpacking and Hiking try one. You can not go wrong with Optimus products
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.