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Optimus Crux Stove

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3 Reviews


Lighter and smaller.

The ridiculously tiny Optimus Crux Stove folds up to fit under a 220g butane canister and weighs only 3.3oz. When you need to go ultralight on your backcountry travels, this stove definitely needs to be with you. The Cruz Stove burns for 90 minutes going full blast with a 220g canister, and it boils a liter of water in only three minutes. When you decide to bring a tarp instead of a tent and pull the frame from your pack to save weight, you better have this Optimus stove on the gear list.

  • Steel construction
  • Three minute boil time
  • 90 minute burn time
  • Takes butane and propane gas
  • 10,200 BTU output
  • Item #OPS000D

Tech Specs

Fuel Type
canister (butane/propane)
Boil Time
3 min/L
Burn Time
[maximum output] 90 min
Heat Output
10,200 BTU
Piezo Ignition
Heat Sink
burner w/ valve, stuff bag
Fuel Bottle/Canister Included
[unfolded] 1.3 x 3 x 2.2 in, [folded] 1.3 x 3.3 x 2.2 in
Claimed Weight
2.92 oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, camping
Manufacturer Warranty

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Good Stove.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Revision: Contacted Optimus, and they sent a replacement. No problems at all with the replacement. I am revising the review from two to four stars.

Original Review: Either all on or all off and not much in between. Failed several times in 40 degree weather. Also it wobbles. Look elsewhere for reliability and a range of simmer. A $15 Coleman Micro stove does a much better job.

light weight and compact stove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this stove numerous times in the Eastern Sierras and it does an excellent job of boiling water quickly. It's so light weight you hardly even know it's there, especially when it's securely stored under your fuel canister. Pair this with a light weight titanium pot or kettle ( like MSR's Titan Kettle ) and you'll have an amazingly light and compact cook set. I really like the width of the burner, which is significantly wider than similar stoves in this category. My only concern was fuel leaking from the joint, but I've never experienced an issue. It's a quality stove, and I'd definitely recommend it.

gets the job done

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a compact folding stove,,,you gain great heat, small footprint, and the expense of a little wobble in the stove. It's ok don't get me wrong, I just would recommend using a pot with a large bottom. a cup to boil water just might not be stable....this stove is not worth the grams you loose. Get a slightly larger stove and enjoy your meal.

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I am traveling to Fiji and plan on using a camp stove with propane or butane , do you have a distribution / retain outdoor gear shop that I could purchase from once I am on the Island since I can not bring on the airplane any butane ? Thanks for your help or suggestions