EXPENSIVE – The Litemax is at the higher end of the cost spectrum for canister stoves on our Best Backpacking Stoves list. But since it’s made with high-quality titanium, it’s no surprise that this stove is priced $10-$20 more than other canister stoves.
LESS FUEL EFFICIENT THAN SOME – Because the burner head is so small, heat will primarily be directed to the center of your pot. That means it will take a bit longer to heat water, and it’s a little less fuel efficient than some stoves. We found that the boil time for one liter in good conditions was just under five minutes, which is slightly longer than average for similar canister stoves.