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Optimus - Hiker+

The Optimus Hiker+ is a classic! For 70 years this stove has been getting the job done. Now it has been upgraded with the award winning Optimus Nova burner. The rugged and compact steel case protects the tank and burner when packed.

Technical specifications & features

Weight 56 oz.
Color Black / Green
Mfg Sku/Part Number 8016278
Fuel Type Multi-Fuel
Stove System Stove Only
Other Features Average boil time for 1 L of water: ~ 3.5 min/1 l water, depending on climate, altitude etc.
Average burn time: up to 2 h at maximum output (using 350 ml fuel)
Fuel type: Optimus Arctic Fuel, white gas, kerosene, diesel and jet fuel
Kit includes: Complete stove with built in tank and pump
Output (BTU): 9725

Product Reviews

How'd they manage to mess up this poor stove so badly?
If I'm reading the specs correctly, this stove weighs 3.5 POUNDS. It's a descendant of the classic Optimus 8R and 99 models, and my old 99 weighs 1.5 pounds with half a tank of gas!

I see that they've made a pump integral to fuel tank, where it was originally a separate optional accessory (and not really needed, in my experience..I never bought one as the stove is designed to self-pressurize).

Gone is the top cover that made a pan, along with the pot handle and windscreen. Instead, the case (presumably now steel) appears to be a clamshell design with a fixed hinge and only serves to weigh the thing down while providing no additional functionality.

I just had to remark on what appears to be a spectacular example of ruining a classic design for no discernable reason. Review by bob

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Questions & Answers

What's your definition of "white gas" as per your specification?

Can one use petrol as a fuel for this burner?

"Fuel type: Optimus Arctic Fuel, white gas, kerosene, diesel and jet fuel"
Question by: JK Quek on Apr 15, 2014 10:39:27 PM
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