Optimus Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $62
I was looking at getting a small stove and cook set, rather than dragging my backpack stove out. This stove and cook set is perfect for day hikes or other day activities. I use this stove when I go fishing or on outing with the family. I definitely recommend this stove, and cook set.
- Fast boil time, right at a minute with a full pot.
- Packs up in itself.
- Very stable
- Butane cannister
The stove is extremely easy to set up. You have to use an external source to light the stove, so some may or may not like that. Flame control is good, I find that I have to open up the valve quite a bit to get it lit, but once lit flame control is good.
The cook set is a bit small to fry anything in the lid, but for heating water or warming anything up it is excellent. Boil time is about a minute at lower altitudes (3000') I've used this stove only once at 6000' and it was only slightly slower to boil a full pot (24 oz.)
The stove stays lit in windy conditions, and doesn't seem to affect cooking, no wind shield comes with it. Fuel efficiency seems to be standard with a Jetboil. Very stable when using the larger canister (which fits inside the main pot). I can't comment on the smaller canister.
Packability, it is a bit bulky, but it does all fit into itself, and comes with a storage sack.
This stove is extremely easy to use, sets up quickly. All features of this stove and cook set have worked without issues, very well put together. I've used this stove for over a year now, it goes with me when I go fishing, hunting and camping. I have not taken it backpacking as of yet.
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The Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set is also sold as the Optimus Crux Lite.
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The ultralight Optimus Crux Lite with Terra Cookset combines the 3-piece Solo Cook Set and Optimus' lightest Crux Lite stove. 9.5 oz covers everything you need for efficient, light cooking! Ultralight Crux Lite stove boils water fast Large burner legs offer plenty of surface area for stable cooking but fold down small 0.6 L (hard anodized aluminum) saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks (oz and ml) Coated handles are less finicky than pot grabbers and fold flat Fry pan doubles as a lid for the pot when cooking or for storage Offers up to 60 min of cooking at maximum output (8 oz / 220 g canister) Solo Cook Set offers ample space for a small 4 oz (110 g) gas canister plus Crux Lite stove and utensil Includes Crux Lite Stove and nylon storage bag, Terra Solo Cookset and mesh storage bag Please note, fuel bottle sold separately
If you're looking for the smallest, most ultralight three-piece cook system you can find, then you've found it! The Optimus Crux Lite Stove and Terra Solo Cookset weigh a mere 9.6 oz. combined and take up less pack space than your dirty socks.
Make your next backpacking cooking experience a breeze with the super-lightweight Optimus Crux Lite with Terra Solo Cook Set. The Solo includes a 0.6-liter hard-anodized aluminum cookset with frying pan. The Crux Lite has a 3000W burner that boils water fast and won't spot burn when simmering.
The Optimus Crux Lite is equipped with the powerful burner of the Crux, but even lighter in weight as it does not have a folding mechanism. Weight: 238g Includes burner with valve and stuff bag Average boil time for 1 L of water: as little as 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc Average burn time: up to 60 minutes at maximum output (220 g gas canister). Powerful and stable 3000W burner At only 72 grams (2.5 oz), Optimus Crux Lite is one of the lightest stoves on the market Fuel Type: Butane/Propane gas canister only (not included) Katadyn and Optimus product training and pro deals available at www.3Point5.com
- Mountains Plus