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  • Folding-arm design reduces the space stove takes up in your pack
  • Stove screws onto Snow Peak GigaPower canisters so you never have to pump or prime (canisters sold separately)
  • Large pot support arms provide a stable cooking surface for a variety of cookware
  • Flame-control valve adjusts flame from steady simmer to rolling boil; control wire is sized for glove-friendly operation
  • Weight includes stove, not the canister


Please note: We cannot ship fuel-burning products to addresses in Japan or Korea.

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Best Use Backpacking
Fuel Type Canister
Fuel Isobutane-propane
Burn Time (Max Flame) Unavailable minutes
Average Boil Time 4 min. 25 sec.
Ultralight Yes
Dimensions 3 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches
Weight 1.9 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stove... for small pots! I recently took this stove out on a 1 1/2 week backpacking trip in New Mexico with a group of 8. Trust me when I say this... THIS STOVE IS NOT MEANT FOR HEAVY LOADS!! We were boiling about 4-5 liters of water for one-pot meals. We trashed TWO of these stoves. The flames turn the metal red-hot near the burner and both of the litemaxes we brought buckled under the weight after the metal heated up. Luckily, someone had a pocket rocket that we used for the rest of the trip. Having said that, I'm getting a replacement, not a refund. It's a great stove, but I'll be doing personal meals from now on.
Date published: 2009-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too fragile and unstable We just used this stove on a ski trip up Rock Creek to climb Bear Creek Spire(May 20-23). The first night at 10,700 ft., on flat snow(stability is a big issue), and in no wind, it performed well. The second night at 12,500 ft., at 25 degrees F and in wind, it did not want to melt snow(even using MSR's heat exchanger) so we had to use it in the tent. On a somewhat rough snow floor, you felt you had to hold on to the pot to not dump it. Stability is a big problem and we were using MSR's cannister stand. We also found the stove's pot support arms to be fragile and when hot would bend under the weight of a pot of water.
Date published: 2011-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What can I say about this little champ? Very compact and boil quick. Great for 3 seasons, but not in winter. This burner takes a long time to boil water close to 7 minutes in the freezing tempature. Not effective in freezing evening. You will have to keep your canister warm in the sleeping bag; otherwise, it is hard to boil. The simmer is great for cooking with Snow Peak 900 pan due to flame torch side way . Still need to lift the pan up a little while cooking. The burner is wind resistance, but not wind proof. If you look at the burner how the pot holders divide equally on and around the burner, the wind may blow one angle while the other side of the burner is still torching. I love this stove for my 3 seasons backpacking.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, let me count the ways... This little stove is a great stove for many reasons. My favorite is that it has yet to let me down. I had trouble deciding between canister and liquid stoves, but I'm glad I have this one. There are some things you need to know about fuel types. Last winter, November, Middle Fork of the Salmon at 6,700, single digit temps. I had the fuel in the white and gold cans, my buddy had the fuel in the red cans. Long story short, buy the fuel in the red cans. You will still have to sleep with it in your bag, but it's muuuuuch better at low temps, high alt.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this stove I bought this product in 2010 and have used it on 5 peaks over 22000 feet in the Andes at temperatures down to -20, together with many over 13000 feet. It has just failed and I'm buying another. If the gas is kept warm (sleeping bag) it always lights, it melts ice to a boil quickly and generally works the way it should. With the right sized pot it's stable, with a large pot not exactly. A loose windshield would be nice, but I admit to going solo and cooking inside the tent (which you're not supposed to -ever- as it can be dangerous, like, tent fire).
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from W/ Out A Doubt, The Best Compact Stove! Before finally settling on a cookset/stove setup (for one-two people), I purchased & field tested the following stoves: (01) Jetboil Zip, (02) MSR Pocket Rocket, (03) Snow Peak Giga Power & (04) Snow Peak LiteMax. And w/ out a doubt, the SP LiteMax clearly out performed the rest when paired w/ a GSI Minimalist cookset. I chose this stove over the other three for several reason's. One is was the 2nd most fuel efficient stove (46M burntime off of 100grams of fuel). The only stove that came even close was the Jetboil, but their listed burntime of 60Ms was manufacturer specs only, vs. REI tested. Two it puts out the most heat (11,200BTU's). And three it is the lightest/smallest of them all (including stove height when mounted on a fuel canister). I'm sure there were many other reason's in choosing this stove, but the above three were the main deciding factors. And to top it all off, it fits perfectly inside the GSI Minimalist cookset, and it is suprisingly built like a rock!
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection. This is one of the many snowpeak products that I own, but for all of them the story is always the same, they are perfect. the products cost a little more than the others but in the end they are truly amazing pieces of engineering. Ive used this for a few day trips now and everything fuctions well and it boils water quick, the simmer capability of this stove is very usefull also Buy this, dont even think about it. I own two complete cooksets that include, and love every part LiteMax Ti Stove Trek 900 Ti Cookset Ti Double Wall 450 Mug Ti Spork
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect canister stove What a gem! If you're looking for a canister stove, this is the way to go: light, compact, easy, and easy on the eyes. This tiny little stove has good temperature control for a canister. I can't vouch for its performance at high altitude, but so far, it's held up in the wind and the cold on multiple short backpacking loops and road trips. Don't forget to puncture those leftover canisters and recycle!
Date published: 2013-08-20
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How does the Litemax compare with the Gigamax? What do I get for the extra few bucks?

Asked by: QTheRampage
The Snow Peak LiteMax Stove is made with some titanium components which makes it 1.85 oz lighter than the GigaPower stove. The pot supports provide a slightly larger area of support and contribute to some wind protection due to their flat design. The LiteMax also provides slightly more BTU's than the GigaPower at 11,200 BTU's compared to 10,000 BTU's.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Can I safely place rocks against/around a canister with a gigapower lite max to stabilize the canister?

Asked by: Cappuccino
Yes, you can put rocks adjacent to the canister to offer support and stability.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-05

Is there a wind guard available for this stove? 

Asked by: Kata031386
​No, there is not a windscreen available for the LiteMax Stove.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

What is the total weight of stove + 600 Titanium Mug + 110g fuel canister? Why does REI Not sell as set ie Stove,Mug,Fuel?

Asked by: Tatsch
The total weight of the three items is 12.56 ounces. Although a great idea to sell as a set, we are not able to ship fuel canisters.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-05

will this stove work with Coleman Isobutane?-propane cylinder ?

Asked by: wayne martin
Yes, it will work with any canister that has a lindal valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Will this stove work with the Pinnacle Dualist cook set or is the pot too big/heavy?

Asked by: lolapuppy
​This stove will work great with the Pinnacle Dualist. You may want to consider a ​fuel canister stand to provide a wider base of support though.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-26

Does this unit have a built in lighter/flint or not. can't tell from specs

Asked by: BrentJack5
​The LiteMax Stove does not have a built-in ignition system.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-05

1st use: an 8 oz canister lasted only 75 minutes (not maximum burn). Comparing this to a new one, there is still 2 oz of fuel in the canister, but the stove stopped; is there any way to get the rest of the fuel in the canister to burn?

Asked by: fusion
As you burn the fuel inside the canister, the temperature drops which lowers the pressure in the canister. If the canister has been burning for a while, at some point the temperature/pressure will drop low enough that the fuel and stove will stop burning. Once the temperature rises again in the canister, allowing pressure to rise, you should be able to burn the rest of the fuel in your canister.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13
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