User Review: Optimus 8r
Price Paid: $40 used for each
I have two of these stove and find them terrific for simmering and boiling. The fuel capacity is a tad limited compared to the Svea 123 and it does not seem to burn as hot, though we are talking about maybe a 30 second delay in boil time.
It is very compact and dependable. I use the small pump prior to priming to assure easy lighting. I keep them in my cars in the event of an emergency away from home and day hikes.
Given a choice, I would say the Svea 123 is a tad better. If I am in need, the 8R is always there for us.