User Review: Optimus Crux Lite
Source: borrowed it
This stove is very compact and lightweight. It lights easily and burns consistently. I recommend it for any backpacker who wants to travel light and boil water!
- Burns efficiently
- Balances well
It lit first try. Flame Control was great. I only boiled water with it, but it was very responsive until the low end of the flame.
The stove set up very easily and balanced very well. I used a 750 mL cup on it and had no tipping issues. The stove packed away in the same cup very nicely with all kinds of room to spare.
Boil time was true to spec.
Although I was not in wind, I would imagine a wind screen to be a benefit in windy conditions.
I haven't burned through a complete canister yet. We boiled for 3 meals and two cups of hot chocolate and couldn't tell a huge difference in the weight of the canister.
This stove was perfect and it seems to be of quality construction and I would expect a good lifespan from it.