Optimus

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111B

rated 5 of 5 stars Summer 1972, my wife and I motorcycled from Los Angeles, Calif., to Anchorage, Alaska, and back on a BMW R75/5. Our only source of cooking heat was an Optimus 111B, which performed trouble-free the whole time we were on our adventure.   We used it for cooking all sorts of meals, heating bathing water, and even used it to heat the crankcase of the BMW when near freezing weather made it impossible to start the bike in the morning when the oil was too thick for a battery or kick start. A friend who… Full review

Kettle

rated 4 of 5 stars I've found this to be the only pot I need when "hot camping" on backpack trips. For comparison purposes, I'm a lightweight (under 20lb pack w/food for 3 days and fishing gear - FSO weight under 25lb) and will often "cold camp", taking no stove or foods that need cooking (unless I'm fishing, too). I've been helping people find the joys of the wilderness since I was in Scouts 40+years ago and have led beginners and beginner groups on successful backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada for years. In… Full review

8R

rated 5 of 5 stars The sturdiest and most dependable ever! I bought mine new in 1977 with the pressure cap and pump. The pump makes a huge difference.  I have used it many hundreds of times and in every condition. Temps as low as -22°F and as high as 122°F and altitudes as high as 13,500 feet. It has never failed me! The pressure cap allows two great improvements. By pumping the tank before firing it will self prime. Just open the valve for a couple of seconds will fill the priming cup. Turn the valve off and light. Full review

111B

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have a version before this one, where the tanks stays within the square bottom enclosure. It doesn't have a knob but a very small key, which isn't so nice to use when you have a larger pan and everything is very hot. Anyway after more than 35 years, it is still working as almost new. How is that for reliability? Guess what my next stove was when I tossed the Coleman multifuel after just a year or so? Right! An Optimus again. Full review

Nova+

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have an Optimus camping stove 35 years old and it still works as new. I still have it. When I bought a newer Coleman stove I tossed it after two years, the thing was dangerous. Now I bought a new more comfortable stove; Optimus again and now in its third year still extremely happy with it. I have an Optimus camping stove 35 years old and it still works as new. I still have it. When I bought a newer Coleman stove I tossed it after two years, the thing was dangerous. Now I bought a new more comfortable… Full review

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Backstory

Optimus is a Swedish company that has been manufacturing outdoor stoves for more than a century. At the end of 2007 Optimus was integrated into the Katadyn Group.

Optimus Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus
Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 31, 2014

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen
What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 23, 2014

Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear
Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 16, 2014

Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear
Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Read more
July 9, 2014

Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus
From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value). Read more
July 1, 2014

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen
Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Read more
August 1, 2013

Contact

Optimus of Sweden
Katadyn Products Inc.
Birkenweg 4
Wallisellen
8304
Switzerland

phone: +41 44 839 21 11
fax: +41 44 830 79 42

website: www.optimus.se
email: outdoor@optimus.se

Katadyn North America Inc
4830 Azelia Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55429
USA

phone: (763) 746-3500
toll-free: (800) 755-6701
fax: (763) 746-3540

website: www.optimusstoves.com
email: cs@katadyn.com

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