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Optimus Polaris Optifuel Backpacking Stove

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Item # OPTJ5201

Providing maximum versatility the innovative Optimus Polaris Optifuel stove utilizes Single Jet Optifuel Technology to function as a canister (sold separately) stove or operate with the use of any number of liquid fuels.

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Providing maximum versatility for no-matter-what backcountry cooking the innovative Optimus Polaris Optifuel stove utilizes Single Jet Optifuel Technology to allow it to function as a canister (sold separately) stove or operate with the use of any number of liquid fuels.

The Polaris Optifuel’s unique Single Jet has a built-in magnetic cleaning needle that ensures reliability for burning propane white gas kerosene or any number of liquid fuels (NOTE: Do not use automobile gasoline as it is volatile extremely flammable and often releases hazardous vapors when ignited). It will boil water in as little 3.4 minutes using white gas depending on climate altitude and other factors.

The stove can also be used with an Optimus butane/propane gas canister (sold separately). In colder conditions you can invert the canister to conserve fuel and improve 4-season performance.

A quick-priming burner offers reliable performance even in challenging conditions. The burner rests inside a lightweight aluminum housing that connects to three sturdy fold-away pot supports. Serrated to better support pots and toothed to improve overall stove stability the legs offer a wide cooking base but collapse against the housing of the stove to keep packed size to a minimum.

The Optimus Polaris Optifuel stove includes a 0.4 L fuel bottle a heat-reflecting windscreen and a stuff bag.

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  • Single Jet Optifuel Technology allows use with any fuel
  • Quick-priming burner for faster use
  • Built in magnetic cleaning needle ensures reliability and eas of use when using liquid fuels
  • Switch between Efficiency Mode and 4 Season Mode depending on your conditions and usage
  • Includes windshield for more efficient cooking



Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering
Burn Time 105 Minutes on 23g canister
Average Boil Time 3.4 min/L
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Type Multi-Fuel
Stability Good
Packed Size 5.52" x 3.2" x 2.56"
Other Multitool, Heat reflector, Windscreen, and Stuff Bag Included
Item Weight 16.75 oz (with fuel pump)
Fuel White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Butane, Propane, and Isobutatne
Cold Weather Performance Good


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 7 real customer reviews)

7 Items

the best stove in the market
Reviewed by Dustin A. - August 9, 2018

Likes: - Multi fuel

- Adjustable temperature

- Compact

- Under weight

- Resistant

Dislikes: nothing

Easiest and most versatile stove
Reviewed by Zach L. - July 20, 2018

Likes: Versatile - use liquid or gas fuel without changing jets. No special adapters.
High output
Heavy duty construction
Simple design makes for easy maintenance

Dislikes: Slight fluttering noise
Very loud
LPG gas can be difficult to light sometimes

Overall, my favorite go-to stove
Reviewed by James B. - June 6, 2018

Likes: Design is compact, pump and fuel bottle included, operates flawlessly if directions followed which are simple, durable, no flare-ups (yet) and gives the Whisperlite and Dragonfly (MSR) a run for top backpacking stove. Stand and pot-holder more stable than the above

Dislikes: Weight only, but still worth the extra few ounces

It's very easy to use.
Reviewed by Masaaki S. - May 6, 2018

Likes: It burns well.

Dislikes: I don't have that.

Great Stove
Reviewed by Josh T. - January 22, 2018

Likes: This is one rugged SOB. I love that it can burn pretty much anything... even gasoline if you're in a pinch. The construction is solid and it should see a lifetime or two of use in my opinion.

Dislikes: Not a single thing.

Excellent stove capable of using almost any fuel
Reviewed by Andrew P. - October 29, 2017

Likes: Great compact size for motorcycle touring
Works excellent
High quality construction
Don’t have to change the jet when burning different fuels

Dislikes: None

well worth the money
Reviewed by Christine M. - July 25, 2015

Likes: it may not be the smallest stove out there, but for the $, this stove can't be beat. Love the dual fuel capability, and the ability to boil, simmer and generally control temps. takes your backpack cooking to a new dimension

Dislikes: um, nothing ;-)

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