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- Great for solo camping
- Lightweight and compact
- Easy to use
- Stable cooking
- Good broad heat distribution
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Optimus Vega Stove review
The Optimus Vega camp stove puts the canister off to the side at the end of a steel mesh-wrapped hose. Not only that, while it’s very compact and light when folded, it expands out into a super-wide and very stable cooking surface. The steel mesh wrapped fuel line is obviously hardy, but can also be a bit fiddly
Optimus Vega Review | Gear Institute
I now understand why the Optimus PR team was eager to get one of these in my hands: the Optimus Vega is the best stand-alone canister stove I’ve tested. Like the MSR Whisperlite Universal, its ability to invert the canister for a more pure fuel feed foretells the future of backpacking stoves. Using the Vega, a single 7
Best canister stove on the market.
This is the best canister stove I've ever used. This stove is quiet, hot, efficient and lightweight. It offers stable cooking, a very usable windscreen, very good broad heat distribution for actual cooking, not just boiling. I only wish it had a built in piezo igniter, which it sacrifices to minimiz...
Great Price on a 5-Star Stove
Really like the stable low profile with the wide base and the can to the side instead of under the burner. If you’ve ever, after a long hard calorie burning day, tipped over your almost ready dinner because of a high profile profile stove that mounts on top the canister, you’ll appreciate this featu...
Good mix of sturdy design for larger backpacking pots and great output.
Solid base and good metal supports. Fits in my small kit, and only marginally larger than my pocket rocket, but much more stable. I will plan to take this to Philmont on my next trip. Worked well at 7000 fee in (follow instructions on turning tank).
You can simmer on a PocketRocket or a Soto Windmaster, but you will have a big hit spot in the middle of the pan. Not a big deal on a 750 or 900ml pot, but if you want to use frying pans or larger 2l 3l pots etc then you would want to get a remote canister stove like the Fire Maple Blade 2 or the Optimus Vega. For overnights and car camping I bring fresh meat and veggies.
As good as it gets.
Nice stove. Light weight. Stable base. Fuel efficient. Good flame control. The perfect balance between heavier multifuel stoves, and mini stoves lacking a stable base. I've owned them all. I have thousands of miles and hundreds of meals on each of the various types of backpacking stoves. Each has it...
Liquefied Petroleum Gas