The Crux Lite Stove from Optimus is compact, lightweight, and has the ability to boil 1 liter of water in as little as 3 minutes, making it ideal for backcountry camping.
|1 Liter Boil Time:||3 min|
|Average burn time:||up to 60 minutes at maximum output (220 g gas canister).|
|Boil time:||34 fl. oz. (1 L of water) Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitudes etc.|
|Burn time:||Up to 60 minutes at high maximum output using a 220 g/ 8 oz canister.|
|Dimensions:||3 x 2.2 x 2.2 in / 7.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm|
|Fuel Connector:||Universal Lindal Valve|
|Fuel Type:||Butane/Propane gas canister only (not included)|
|Material:||Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Brass|
|Rating:||Powerful 3000 W/ 10200 BTU.|
|Size:||2.8 in. x 2.2 in. x 2.2 in. (when folded).|
|Stove Type:||Canister Stoves|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||879853000419|
|Weight:||2.7 oz. (77 g.).|
|Optimus Crux Lite Fuel Canister Stove||$39.94|
|Optimus Crux Stove||$49.95|
|Optimus Crux Backpacking Stove||$44.97|
Blown away by this stove. Boiling water, making oatmeal, or whipping up a desert, this stove can handle everything. From boiling to simmering, it's spot on.
My goal this summer was to go ultralight and this stove was an obvious choice for hitting that objective. It packs away in my cookset. It's absurdly light, but it's bomber. And it's a powerful son of a gun! Fires up every time. Haven't had it in sub zero temperatures, but it was completely fine in high 30s low 40s.
Sure, the jetboil can whip up water about 30 seconds faster than the Crux Lite, but the crux gives you much more variety and manageability when you're cooking. Highly recommend it.
I think this stove is rad. It is light and easy. The fact that it fits in the optimus pots along with a fuel canister is a huge bonus. Another big bro with this specific burner is that it has a nice spread on the flame.
My single complaint with this pot is the fact that it is lacking an ignition meaning you have to carry matches or a lighter to use it. I realize this is something you probably bring already, but it is a huge bonus when you can light it up with the push of a built in button. The ignition would have led me to give this product five stars
I can't really add anything to what's already been said here about the technical details of the stove- boiling times... weight, etc... It obviously compares well to other, similar stoves, and those reviews offer great reasons to consider buying a Crux Lite. But I do have something unique to offer that a potential buyer may want to consider in addition to the other qualities mentioned...
Last week, I stepped on mine.
I weight well over 200 lbs...
Fortunately, I can report that both stove and owner are doing well, and I am now a fan for life of this stove. It is as strong as they come.
I like this stove a lot, it's a bargain for what it is. Very light and very simple means it's reliable, and um, light. I have used it quite a bit and my only complaint is the valve to control the burner is very sensitive. It's tricky to simmer. If you are looking for a very simple, small and light stove though- this is a great buy. I am very satisfied.
Note: As other reviewers have pointed out- this does NOT fold like the crux. The pot supports fold in as does the burner control, that's it!
This little guy packs a lot of heat! It's small, not made for putting big pots on there but I've done it (very carefully)! It's great because it's small, light, very strong, and super super portable. I put it inside a backpacking mug and toss it in my bag. If you are car camping I'd recommend something bigger, although I always bring it just for coffee while breakfast is cookin!
Without question, this is my favorite canister stove. It's light, disperses heat well, extremely compact, has excellent simmering capabilities, and very reasonably priced. I've also owned the MSR Pocket Rocket and in my opinion, there is no comparison. The Crux Lite would have to be the more functional and compact of the two. I expect it will be my go to backpacking stove for years to come.
Small , compact and easy to use . Big burner head disperses heat evenly . Simmers really well .
The only thing I kind of dislike is the stove will blow out easy...not really an issue to me.
I also have the MSR Pocket Rocket but will keep it just in case , I like them both.
Had to send back b/c it does not fold and therefore does not fit under the gas cylinder in my pot.
If you don't need a stove that folds flat then I'll bet you will be very happy with this stove as the folding one is excellent.