User Review: Optimus Nova
Price Paid: $158
I bought the Optimus Nova stove, only to find a few days before a trip, there was a recall on my stove. To my dismay, I found out my stove had been manufactured in China rather than Sweden. I logged onto the Katadyn/Optimus site (I believe Optimus is now part of Katadyn as Brunton is no longer affiliated with them).
Anyway, after a few emails from me I recieved a personal phone call from Brent Whitnah. After explaining my dilema of needing to leave in a couple of days, Optimus overnight shipped my stove to them, and to my surprize I recieved my repaired stove on my doorstep the NEXT morning.
Wow, I've never had this kind of service before. Kudos to Katadyn/Optimus, and to Bret for their outstanding service. I also recieved some maintenance parts to field service my stove. What can I say, I love the stove; the design and materials are far superior to any other stove on the market.
IMHO, the metal pump is way superior to the plastic ones found on competitors stoves; the service is second to none. The adjustability of the flame, the mulifuel capability, design, support what more could one want?
After this experience with Katadyn/Optimus, I'm an avid fan, supporter, user of their products!
R.K. Oregon USA