Double Award For The New OPTIMUS Gemini

With the OPTIMUS Gemini Double Burner stove, the Katadyn Group is launching a real game changer for the outdoor market in Spring 2021. The clever double burner stove impresses with:

  • high performance
  • minimal weight
  • extremely compact design

Two months before its market launch, the OPTIMUS Gemini has already caused a stir in the outdoor industry by winning two prestigious awards.


*New release – OPTIMUS Gemini Double Burner Stow

High performance, a trailblazing lightweight construction made of durable, high-quality materials and an innovative, patented compact design are the hallmarks of the new OPTIMUS Gemini Double Burner. Ideal for simultaneously preparing different meals, rapidly boiling water or constant simmering for several hours, the OPTIMUS Gemini brings new flexibility to outdoor cooking.

Two hand controls allow the flame power to be infinitely varied separately for each burner head, while the integrated pressure control valve stabilizes the flame throughout the cooking process. This allows for precise cooking with efficient energy consumption.

Raised edges protect the flames from wind and fold-out legs on both sides ensure optimum stability even when using large pots.

Its small footprint and light weight make the OPTIMUS Gemini the ideal companion for any outdoor adventure where delicious food is a priority. The first shipment of the new double burner to retailers will be in April 2021, but with its outstanding features, the OPTIMUS Gemini has already convinced the international juries of the ISPO and Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. 


Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award Winner 2021

On January 21st , 2021, the OPTIMUS Gemini was honored with an Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Online digital event. The digital ceremony celebrated the most innovative new equipment, materials and retail programs. 2021 winners were judged on design, functionality and impact by a panel of 19 judges. In total, a record 189 entries were submitted for this year’s Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the online event, which runs from January 6 to March 19, 2021, replaces the Outdoor Retailer trade show this year, the leading business event and largest trade show for the outdoor industry in North America. 

ISPO Award Winner 2021

Just days later, on January 25th, 2021, the ISPO Awards jury of 27 experts from 10 countries selected the OPTIMUS Gemini as the ISPO Award Winner 2021 in the Outdoor Category Trekking & Camping Equipment. The criteria for product evaluation at the ISPO Award 2021 include innovation and trend character, purpose and target group, material selection as well as material costs and composition, design and appearance (color and shape), price/performance ratio as well as weight and pack size. Special attention is paid to the points of processing quality (form and function) as well as functionality (handling, safety, stability), which are weighted twice. 

OPTIMUS-Gemini-ISPO Inovation Award 2021

The Katadyn Group

Sustaining life no matter where. Operating under this maxim, we at the KATADYN GROUP strive to meet and to exceed our customers’ expectations in terms of safe, simple and sustainable Swiss solutions! The KATADYN GROUP is a global corporate group specialized in the area of self-sufficient nutrition and drinking water supply. Its brands include Katadyn, Trek’n Eat, AlpineAire Foods, Optimus, Spectra Watermakers, Micropur, Steripen, Pharmavoyage and Certisil. With this broad brand portfolio, the group provides products and solutions for the outdoor and marine industries as well as for industrial and municipal needs.

Its diverse product palette ranges from freeze-dried specialty meals and outdoor cooking gear to mobile and land-based water desalination systems and specialized disinfection systems for industrial applications. Indeed, humanitarian aid organizations and the military for years have been regular customers of the Swiss group of companies. With headquarters in Kemptthal (Zurich), the KATADYN GROUP employs about 200 people at its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America.

About Optimus

For more than a century, the OPTIMUS name has stood for dependable outdoor stoves and clever accessories. Founded in Stockholm in 1899, the company has often set new technical standards over its lengthy history. Indeed, it has also earned numerous awards and has been a successful part of innumerable expeditions. For many demanding users, the gas, multifuel and hybrid stoves by OPTIMUS are their first choice – and for good reason: Bound by the tradition of its name, OPTIMUS products are continuously re-engineered for further improvement.

Next to its high-performance models, one also finds true classics in the portfolio. For example, the OPTIMUS Svea, among others, continues to sell successfully after more than 70 years and has achieved cult status among outdoor enthusiasts. No matter whether a proven longtime standard or a super-light newcomer for camping, bivy tours or expeditions, the reliable and stylish outdoor cooking gear from OPTIMUS is bound to quickly become a beloved favorite – and of course a reliable impetus for any upcoming adventure.

OPTIMUS has been a part of the KATADYN GROUP portfolio since 2007.

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