Review: Optimus Crux Canister Stove

Optimus Crux In our bike touring so far, we’ve mostly used expedition stoves such as the MSR Whisperlite and the Primus Omnifuel.

Recently, however, we’ve been cycling a bit closer to home, and we haven’t necessarily needed such heavy duty stoves. Often, we just want to make a quick bowl of pasta or cup of coffee.

For that reason, we’ve been trying out canister stoves, such as the Optimus Crux.

Canister stoves in general are very easy to use, and this one is no exception. You take the Optimus Crux burner, screw it onto a pre-pressurized gas cartridge, turn the knob to release the fuel and light it. The whole process takes about a minute.

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  1. ian
    12th May 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Good but expensive , Titanium fire maple/ hi gear alternatives are available on ebay for less than £15.
    Apparenetly they are all made in the same factory but are sold off as different manufacturers branding

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