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Snow Peak LiteMax Stove Review

The Snow Peak LiteMax was the lightest stove tested and the easiest to assemble and disassemble but had the longest boil times compared to the other stoves tested.

Paul Bodnar      Educational      9/17/2020
Paul Bodnar
Educational
9/17/2020


Overall Score: 79/100

Lightest Stove Tested

The Snow Peak LiteMax was the lightest stove tested. The titanium Snow Peak LiteMax is very lightweight (56 grams / 2.0 ounces) with the three-prong pot stand, boils 2-cups of water in 163 seconds, simmers well and packs up small.

The Snow Peak LiteMax Stove with its case and instructions.

Compact stove and easiest to assemble

The Snow Peak LiteMax packs up small and was an easy stove to assemble.

The Snow Peak LiteMax stove measured next to a ruler.
The Snow Peak LiteMax stove attached to a fuel canister being measured by a ruler.

Snow Peak LiteMax showed poor performance in the wind test

Conclusion

The Snow Peak LiteMax was the lightest stove tested and the easiest to assemble and disassemble but had long boil times compared to the other stoves tested. The Snow Peak LiteMax performed poorly in the wind likely due to the side burning ports. The boil times in the wind were about three times longer than the boil times using the Soto Windmaster. If you aren’t concerned about longer boil times or fuel efficiency and want to save a few grams the SnowPeak LiteMax might work for you.

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Paul Bodnar

Paul has always liked hiking and thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1997 after college. After years of working in chemistry, he wanted to create a career involving the outdoors, so he hiked the PCT again in 2010 to do research for his guide book, Pocket PCT. He realized that creating a smartphone app for navigating the outdoors would make it easier to keep the data current and provide a better way to navigate. While hiking with Ryan (aka Guthook) in 2010, they decided to work together to create the first comprehensive smartphone guide for the PCT.