Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 9.7 oz / 275 g
Dimensions 4.9 x 6.5 in / 12.4 x 16.5 cm
Output 10200 BTU

Reviews

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Hot water fast with the heat-exchange system on the…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

Summary

Hot water fast with the heat-exchange system on the bottom pot.

Pros

  • Boils fast!
  • Cleanup is easy.

Cons

  • A little bit on the bulky side.
  • Would prefer a pot lid as opposed to a second smaller pot.

What do you get? Crux stove, 0.95-liter Heat Exchange pot, a smaller "fry pan" that doubles as a top for the larger pot, mesh storage bag, and neoprene sleeve for the foldable stove component. Everything stores into the mesh bag. It's a little bulky with the smaller pan, but still a very light system.

The stove itself connects to most any fuel canister and lights up easily. The pot sits atop the foldable stove brackets and remains pretty stable while cooking. Pot handles have a rubberized coating on them that helps with handling while cooking. Just remember to pull out the handles rather than leave them snug up against the pot. The rubber coating can begin to feel a little loose if heated.

Hiker friends asked to borrow my stove over the Jetboil (what?) and they loved it. Great kitchen piece.

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Thanks for the review, Phoenician. Looks like a nice setup.


1 month ago
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Great backpacking stove/pot combo. Stove: Folds flat…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89

Summary

Great backpacking stove/pot combo.

Pros

  • 8 oz fuel canister and stove fit inside pot

Cons

  • No built-in ignitor
  • Slightly larger than others

Stove: Folds flat due to spring loaded mechanism on shaft. This piece is plastic and seems durable for now. Flame control easily adjustable.  

Pot/pan: Pot has heat exchange fins built in which (in theory) increases heat transfer efficiency. Also has spring loaded collapsible handle. .95L capacity. Pan doubles as lid.  

Used this stove once on the porch so far. First time setup 3 minutes.  .6L of tap water to full boil in 1 min 40 secs.

Stove has neoprene sleeve which then wraps around fuel canister. Stove and 8 oz fuel canister fit inside pot, pan goes on top and then everything fits insides the drawstring bag.

First impression: Great stove, durable, would buy again and recommend.

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Manufacturer's Description

Highly versatile and efficient 3-piece Cook System combines the Crux stove and Weekend HE Cook Set. Set includes: Folding Crux stove (83 g/2.9 oz), 0.95 L Heat Exchange saucepan (hard anodized aluminum) with pouring lip and measuring marks, fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag, and neoprene sleeve to store Crux in the unused space under the gas cartridge. Note: When traveling, the set also offers ample space for a 230 g/8 oz gas cartridge and Optimus Folding spork (not included).

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Highly versatile and efficient 3-piece cook system combines the Crux stove and Weekend HE Cookset. Set includes: Folding Crux stove, 0.95 L Heat Exchange saucepan (hard anodized aluminum) with pouring lip and measuring marks, fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag, and neoprene sleeve to store Crux in the unused space under the gas cartridge. Burn time: up to 60 min (230 g cartridge). Ignition: Manual, Size: 3.3" x 2.2" x 1.2" (stove only), 5.2" x 4.8" (cookset), Output: 10,200 BTU.

- Mountains Plus

Highly versatile and efficient 3-piece Cook System combines the Crux stove and Weekend HE Cook Set. Set includes: Folding Crux stove (83 g/2.9 oz), 0.95 L Heat Exchange saucepan (hard anodized aluminum) with pouring lip and measuring marks, fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag, and neoprene sleeve to store Crux in the unused space under the gas cartridge. Note: When traveling, the set also offers ample space for a 230 g/8 oz gas cartridge and Optimus Folding spork (not included).

- Katadyn

Disappear into the mountains with the Optimus Crux Stove with the Terra Weekend HE Cook Set. Compact and efficient, the Crux incorporates a folding stove, saucepan with pouring lip, fry pan, storage bag, and neoprene sleeve to accommodate all your backcountry cuisine needs.

- Backcountry.com

The Optimus Crux with Terra Weekend HE Cook System is an integrated cooking system for two that reduces weight and bulk in your pack. The cook system comes with a folding Optimus Crux Stove, a 0.95 L heat-exchanging pot, and a frying pan with a folding lid. Crux stove boils water fast, weighs just 2.92 oz and folds small Large burner legs offer plenty of surface area for stable cooking but fold down small 0.95 L (hard anodized aluminum) saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks (oz and ml) Special heat exchanger reduces ''time to boil'' by 20%, making your stove energy efficient and saving fuel when cooking 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) Terra Weekend HE Cook set offers ample space for a small 8 oz (230 g) gas canister plus Crux stove and utensil Includes Crux Stove and nylon storage bag, Terra Weekend HE Cook System and mesh storage bag Please note, fuel bottle sold separately

- OMCgear