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Brunton Optimus Nova

Weight15 oz
Boil Time (min)3.5

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Brunton Optimus Nova
4.4 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews.

Cred: 698
Review by senom on May. 15, 2009
super loud, heats up well, metal pump doesn't break as easily as plastic ones. large fuel line for easier cleaning.
magnetic cleaning needle is a good idea, if impracticable. sometimes
had metal shavings clogging the nozzle when i bought it
no fuel shutoff on the bottle... not nice if you have a malfunction resulting in your stove flaring up. packs down to a wierd shape, doesn't lock on to my jetboil pot like a whisperlite would. can't disconnect a pressurized fuel bottle. flip over to shutoff feature can sometimes not work if on unlevel terain with an overfull bottle. cleaning tool is bulky

Cred: 206
Review by UltraApple on Feb. 11, 2011
This is my go to stove. Its reliable and easy to maintain. It has never failed me.
New/Old/Unknown fuel it will burn it all (won't do alcohol though)
Easy to clean the jet if your fuel happens to be old.
Simmer is Awesome! You don't understand how good it is till you have to fiddle with a msr simmer lite to get it to simmer.
Heavy. (It only gets used a few times a year due to this)
My friend was nearly unable to use his on a trip due to the rocks on the ground being magnetic. (Odd and rare problem due to the magnetic cleaning needle)
Maintenance kits are only available over the internet.
As much as I love this stove. I would probably buy a MSR Dragon Fly in the future simply due to parts availability.

Cred: 279
Review by nihiladrem on Mar. 22, 2010
This is the best operating multi fuel stove I've used. It has never clogged, priming is a breeze, and boils water very quickly while being very economical with fuel. One bottle of fuel is more than enough fuel for a 5 night trip cooking for 4 people.
It is significantly heavier than most other liquid fuel stoves, and does not pack up into a very compact shape. There is no shutoff at the bottle so bleeding the line can be difficult even with the automatic shutoff.

Cred: 225
Review by spurg1 on Mar. 20, 2011
Had this stove for years now and love it. Hasn't failed me in any way. Love the flip valve and magnetic cleaning needle. I never had the chance to burn anything other than white gas(nice to have the option though) and never spent more than 5 min on maintenance.
kinda heavy and loud. Odd shape when packed.

Cred: 39
Review by Wayne Bock on Aug. 03, 2008
stellar...I had an issue after a few years with my first one and Brunton had me send it in...after about two weeks, a new one showed up in the mail with nice letter! Old-school customer service...

Cred: 662
Review by fb_501180107 on May. 11, 2008
roar's like a jet engine, cooks in the coldest, harshest conditions
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Review by MissEnota on Sep. 08, 2008
Stable, all metal parts, multi-fuel, easy pressure-release
loud and bulky/heavy

Cred: 25
Review by fb_740791199 on Apr. 15, 2008
Great in winter! Burn lighterfuel, dielsel, casoline...
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