Optimus Vega
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Based on 56 reviews

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  • Great for solo camping
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to use
  • Stable cooking
  • Good broad heat distribution

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nice lite, small compact stove!
aquired this stove. found it to be lite, compact, easy to use! it will go everywere with me!
5/5
happtycamper
2 years ago
cabelas.com
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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
PositivePositive
3 months ago
ianslack.com
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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
PositivePositive
3 months ago
gearinstitute.com
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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...
5/5
Bobby L Manuel
3 years ago
amazon.com
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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...
5/5
Dewey
4 years ago
amazon.com
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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).
5/5
Amazon Customer
8 years ago
amazon.com
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Cooking food
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.
Great backpacking stove.
Great backpacking stove. With the wind screen, this stove sips fuel and boils a liter of water in three minutes.
5/5
rdmac
4 years ago
amazon.com
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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...
5/5
Theo Faststep
4 years ago
amazon.com
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My 2nd stove for backpacking for large group.
This is my 2nd stove for backpacking. My 1st stove Snowpeak LiteMax is great for 1 to 2 people but for more people this is great stove.
5/5
AMZ Prime
5 years ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Brand

Optimus

Fuel Type

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Material

Synthetic

Power Source

Gas Powered