Optimus Crux

This stove weighs 88g (+ gas); boil time 2 min 50 sec to 4 min 23 sec; 11cm diameter pan supports; folding pan supports for compact packing; ball joint allows head to fold down. But head tends to wobble under the load of a boiling pan due to folding design; less stable than lower-profile stoves; boil times hinge on full gas canister.Verdict
The folding design adds weight and price, and reduces stability.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine July 2008