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.

Overall Score: 79/100

Lightest Stove Tested

The Snow Peak LiteMax was the lightest backpacking 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

LiteMax 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 on the stove. The boil times in the wind were about three times longer than the boil times using the Soto Windmaster. The maximum estimated 2 cup boils per 100 gram fuel canister for the Snow Peak LiteMax is 11. 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.