usage: Festival

Go Systems Venture

Go Systems Venture

Go Systems Venture

PRO’s: Lightweight & powerful, excellent flame control

CON’s: None that we can think of!

VERDICT: Superb lightweight, budget stove. Buy it!

OUR RATING ★★★★½ 

The Go Systems Venture is Go Systems take on the classic lightweight cartridge stove.  Weighing in at just 200 grammes it’s small but does it pack a punch ?

Oh yes!  Size isn’t everything and this little stove is up there with the best of them.  Sporting a 2500 Watt burner it’ll boil a litre of water in 3 minutes and will run for just under two hours on a mixed Butane/Propane Go Systems Powersource 125 gas cartridge.  Like many other Go Systems stoves this will accept the larger Go Systems Butane/Propane gas canister such as the mid-sized Go Systems Powersource 220 gas cartridge and the larger Go Systems Powersource 445 gas cartridge.

Now power is one thing but it’s nothing without control and, thankfully, the Go Systems Venture has loads of control.  The fold out flame adjuster is easy to grip and allows precise adjustment of the flame from a low simmer to a full on boil and anywhere in between.

The stove simply screws onto the cartridge and is lit by pressing the ignition button.  Yep, that’s right, this little stove even includes piezo electric ignition.

One limitation of many lighweight stoves is that they can’t take large pots but the Go Systems Venture, thanks to its fold-out pot supports can.  For small pots keep them folded in, for large pots just fold them out.  The supports are serrated to prevent pot slippage too.

Like many canister mounted stoves, this one is prone to wind and will need to be sheltered behind a rucksack or similar although you could also use a small folding windshield.

Considering its price, what you get for your money (lightweight, folding pot supports, built-in ignition, excellent controllability of the flame) this is a no-brainer.  Buy this stove if you’re after a lightweight stove and you’re on a budget.  Oh, and it even includes a storage bag too.

Highly recommended !

Todays Latest Prices for Go Systems Venture

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Campingaz Bistro 300 Stove

Campingaz Bistro 300

Campingaz Bistro 300

PRO’s: Updated version of Campingaz Camp Bistro but better looking

CON’s: None that we can think of

VERDICT: Cute design, fast boil time, good adjustability. What’s not to like?

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

Campingaz stoves have always looked a bit plain but their latest offerings are far more stylish. The Campingaz Bistro 300 is no exception but how does it stack up against its predecessor (the Campingaz Camp Bistro) as well as the competition ?

For 2012 Campingaz have been busy redesigning some of their most successful models. We’ve already looked at the Campingaz Camping Chef Vario which replaces the Campingaz Camping Chef Stove and Grill but in this review we turn our attentions to the Campingaz Bistro 300 which replaces the older Campingaz Camp Bistro which spawned many budget copies such as the Go Systems Dynasty Compact Stove.

Like its predecessor the Campingaz Bistro 300 is a table-top, single burner unit but, unlike its predecessor, it’s a good looking bit of kit. The single burner is located to one side whilst a small raised tower holds the gas canister. Sitting between them, but located well away from the burner, is the flame adjustment knob. No matches are required for this camping stove as it’s got built-in piezo electric ignition.

The Campingaz Bistro 300 takes the Campingaz CV300 Plus butane gas canisters and uses the Easy Clic system so that a canister can be removed safely even when only part used. Although the CV300 Plus is a new canister and thanks to Campingaz‘s share of the market they are already widely available.

However, for the moment at least, you’ll need to stick with the manufacturers own canisters as there are no third party copies yet. That said, they are pretty inexpensive although the runtime isn’t great. We managed to get around 1 1/4 hours out of ours which is slightly less than the Campingaz Camp Bistro but this is due to the slightly higher output (2600 W compared to 2300 W)  and correspondingly faster boil time. We got a litre of water to boil in just over three minutes compared to the five minutes of the old model.

Overall we like the Campingaz Bistro 300: it’s well designed, extremely easy to use and stows away in its own hard storage case when not in use. It’s ideally suited for festival use or just cooking side dishes at a BBQ. We’d even consider keeping on in the house to use during power cuts.

As you would expect, it’s more expensive than the model that it replaces whilst suppliers still have stock of the old model but we compared to the budget clones of the Campingaz Camp Bistro made by other manufacturers we’d definitely go with this model.

Recommended !

Todays Latest Prices for Campingaz Bistro 300

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Coleman Fold n Go Two Burner Stove

Coleman Fold'n'Go two Burner Stove

Coleman Fold’n’Go two Burner Stove

VERDICT: if you’re limited on space & need something that folds this is the stove for you

PRO’s: relatively lightweight, two burners, easy to use

CON’s: needs a windshield to get the best out of it, canisters still not that easy to find

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

Coleman have been at the forefront of camping cooker design for years and have brought out a range of innovative products lately. The most recent addition is the Coleman Fold’n’Go camping stove which features two extra large rings separated by a hinge so that you can cook, fold and go.

Able to take two 12 inch (30 cm) diameter pans at the same time, the Coleman Fold’n’Go is robust and compact. It’s also rugged with a hinge that looks like it could take some serious abuse. Two built-in carrying handles mean that it’s easy to lug around and it’s relatively lightweight means that you can carry it some distance.

As it uses the same Coleman Propane canisters as its cousins the Coleman Perfect Flow 2 Burner Stove and the Coleman Perfectflow Stove and Grill, the same comments about them apply to this stove as well. Namely, that these relatively new canisters aren’t that easy to find in shops so it’s best to stock up with spares before you leave home. That said, we are seeing more of these canisters in camping shops now than we did 12 months ago.

Each propane canister will run for around 1 hr 10 minutes with both rings on so should easily last for between three and four days under normal cooking conditions where you’ll mainly use one ring at a time and occasionally two together.

The time to boil a litre of water is not great mainly because this stove lacks any real wind protection. A simple aluminium folding windbreak will reduce the boil time from 6 minutes down to around 5 minutes and will also help to conserve fuel.

Each of the burners can be individually adjusted although, to be honest, the difference between minimum and maximum isn’t all that great !

So who is the Coleman Fold’n’Go aimed at ?

We’d have to say that we can see it appealing to the festival go-er and perhaps the occasional car camper. The relatively short life of the canisters means that a week long family camping trip might be more expensive with this stove then say the Campingaz Chef Stove and Grill.

Overall, if space is at a premium and you need something that folds this is a good buy but if you don’t then we’d recommend its cousin the Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove.

Todays Latest Prices for Coleman Fold n Go

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Petrol Stove

Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Fuel Stove

Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Fuel Stove

VERDICT: A rugged and dependable dual-fuel stove from Coleman that’ll last years.

PRO’s: Burns petrol and Coleman White Gas. Folds up for easy storage and transportation. Very sturdy.

CON’s: No grill

OUR RATING ★★★★½ 

Coleman have been making camping cookers for years and it shows when you look at the Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Petrol Stove. It’s not the best looking camping cooker on the market but it is one of the most rugged – we know one someone who’s been using one of these for ten years without a single problem.  If you’re looking for a serious camping cooker for family or group use and don’t want to haul a load of gas cylinders around with you then this could be the stove for you.

It’s a self-contained stove that doesn’t need bulky gas bottles because it runs on unleaded petrol or Coleman White Gas (a form of refined petrol which is readily available worldwide).

When not in use it folds down into a compact, flat package complete with carrying handle. Yet it still has two powerful burners (the boil time for a litre of water is a very reasonable 4 minutes) which can take large pans and two adjustable windshields on either side of the stove with a third non-adjustable one behind.

If the thought of a petrol stove puts you off there’s really no need to worry. It’s just as safe as a non-petrol stove but with the added flexibility that you can buy the fuel for it almost anywhere in the world. We can’t deny that lighting the stove, like any other liquid fuel stove, is a little more involved than something like the Coleman Perfectflow 2 burner stove but we actually like the ritual that you need to undertake. It just makes the cooking process seem that little more real somehow. Or perhaps we just need to get out more !

Anyway, the process is simple. You just fill the detachable fuel tank using the supplied filter funnel to remove any sediment that may be floating in the fuel, pressurise the tank by pumping the pump around 40 times and then slot the fuel tank into place. At this point the right hand (master) burner can be lit using a match and, in our experience at least, it’ll light first time, every time no matter how cold the weather.

For optimum performance the stove should really be run on Coleman gas and should run for around two hours from a full tank although.

Although the design may look a little Heath Robinson, it’s rugged and tough and features a safety cut-off system which turns off the burners should the front mounted fuel tank be dislodged in use whilst the stove is in use.

In terms of cooking facilities there’s nothing fancy like a grill on this stove. What you do get though are two powerful burners with large pan supports which can take large pots with ease. The right hand burner is the primary one whilst the left hand is the secondary and can only be turned on when the primary is already on. Both have independent controls and can be adjusted from a simmer to a satisfying roar!

When you’ve finished cooking, once everything is cool, the fuel tank can be removed and stored under the grill. The sides fold in, lid folds down and everything clips shut.

In our view this camping cooker is ideal for base camps and expeditions pretty much anywhere in the world as well as family camping trips. Don’t be put off by the price – although it costs more than your average stove we’d consider this to be an investment that won’t let you down no matter where in the world you take it for many years to come.

Todays Latest Prices for Coleman Unleaded 2 Burner

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Go Systems Dynasty Compact Stove

Go Systems Dynasty Compact Stove

Go Systems Dynasty Compact Stove

VERDICT: Compact & self-contained.  A good alternative to the Campingaz version although, being more widely available, the Campingaz version is cheaper.

PRO’s: Compact, self-contained unit. Includes carry case.  Three year warranty

CON’s: Short runtime, need to carry a spare cylinder. Pricier than the Campingaz equivalent

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

The Go Systems Dynasty Compact stove is Go Systems take on the single burner ‘suitcase’ format camping stove made popular by the Campingaz Camp Bistro.  And if it looks familiar then that’s because it is – the chassis is exactly the same as the Gelert Portable Gas Cooker and the Hi Gear Portable Gas Cooker as well as other non-branded versions so if your budget can’t stretch to the (slightly) more expensive Campingaz version then this could be a good alternative.

So what do you get for your money ?

The stove consists of a steel body which houses a click-in bayonet fitting gas cylinder containing a mix of mostly butane with a small amount of propane as well.  Each Go Systems 220 bayonet gas cartridge contains 220 grammes which is enough fuel for a constant run time of around 1.5 hours – enough for a weekends camping but not much more so ensure that you have a spare cylinder with you.

In use, the stove is simple to light thanks to it’s built-in piezeo-electric ignition system with a powerful flame that’s easy to control from a gentle simmer to a full boil.  The pan supports are serrated for grip and are of a good size.

Like the Campingaz version, this one also comes with a protective carry case but offers a three-year warranty whilst the Campingaz Camp Bistro only offers one year.

In our opinion there’s very little to choose between the two stoves but if you really had to push us, we’d say that despite the extra warranty the Campingaz Camp Bistro is still the better choice.  But if you can’t find one, this is a worthy alternative and offers the advantage of a longer warranty.

Todays Latest Prices for Go Systems Dynasty Compact

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

VERDICT: The Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner stove is a well designed, compact stove suitable for festival goers and families

PRO’s: Two burners, clever windshield design. Quick boil time

CON’s: Gas cylinders still hard to find. Take a spare

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

The Coleman Perfectflow 2 burner stove is a sturdy little unit with two independently adjustable burners which means that your sausages and beans can cook to perfection !  It’s ingenious built-in windshield (similar to that found on it’s cousin the Coleman Perfectflow Stove and Grill) ensures that as much heat as possible is directed into your pots.  Neat design touches such as this ensures that the boil time for a litre of water is a very respectable 5 minutes.  And it’s built-in piezo electric ignition system ensures that you won’t need to carry matches either.

Although it folds down quite small this stove still feels quite sturdy and feels like it could take some abuse.  On the face of it then, this camping cooker looks like the perfect solution for families, festival goers and even solo travellers who don’t want to compromise on luxury.

So what’s not to like ?

A minor criticism is that both burners are the same size.  In our experience of camping it’s extremely rare that you have two pans on the stove at the same time which are the same size.  More often than not you’ll have a frying pan and saucepan, or two different sized saucepans.

In an ideal world it would make sense to have one larger and one smaller burner so that the ring (and the heat output) could be tailored to suit the size of the pot because this would help to reduce the stoves fuel consumption.

And talking of fuel, we move on to the aspect of this stove that we like the least although it’s by no means a deal breaker.

This stove uses Colemans own high-pressure propane gas canisters which only last for around one hour.  Annoyingly, because these canisters contain propane at high pressure the stove cannot be used with larger, low pressure propane cylinders.

At the time of writing these cylinders are still relatively new and not that easy to find so it’s worth buying a few spares when you buy the stove.  Many retailers realise this and will offer you a discount which is well worth taking advantage of.  Without it, this stove could be expensive to run.

Overall this is a well designed stove, with some neat features but spoiled by the relative poor supply of fuel canisters.  In time this situation will improve so we still have no hesitation in recommending this stove, just make sure that you buy (and carry with you) some spare gas canisters.

Todays Latest Prices for Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Primus Njord Twin Stove

Primus Njord Twin Stove

Primus Njord Twin Stove

VERDICT: A highly portable twin burner stove that doesn’t need a large gas bottle. Highly recommended

PRO’s: Two powerful burners, big enough for large pots

CON’s: Doesn’t come with gas canisters

OUR RATING ★★★★½ 

Now imagine that you’re a successful manufacturer of gas stoves and you want to make a double burner model.  You could go back to the drawing board and design something from scratch.  Or you could simply devise a way of holding two of your existing burner units side by side . . .

Well that’s what Primus appear to have done with the Primus Njord Twin Stove and a rather good job of it they’ve done.

They’ve devised a large, stable but lightweight frame which sits on top of two foldout legs.  Although these look flimsy they most certainly aren’t – the stove is perfectly capable of taking two 5 litre pots with ease.  And because of it’s length you can get two larger diameter pots on to it at the same: a frying pan and a saucepan for example.

The support incorporates the two burners and their surrounding pot supports/wind shields.  Beneath these go two small gas canisters, one for each burner.  Each burner can be individually controlled by the front mounted controls and they are powerful, very powerful being capable of heating a litre of water in around 3 minutes.

If you’ve been looking for a highly portable dual burner stove but have been put off by the need to lug around a large gas bottle to power it then the Primus Njord Twin Stove is the stove for you.

It can  accept a variety of Primus butane gas cylinders ranging in size from the smallest 100 to the large 500 sizes and because these cylinders are resealable the stove can be easily packed and moved.

In our eyes this makes it one of the best stoves either for family or festival use.  Highly recommended.

Todays Latest Prices for Primus Njord Twin Stove

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Campingaz Camp Bistro Stove

Campingaz Bistro Camping Cooker

Campingaz Bistro Camping Cooker

VERDICT: The Campingaz Camp Bistro Camping stove is a superb budget stove for the price concious camper suitable for use at a festival or a weekend getaway.

PRO’s: Compact, has own carry case

CON’s: Can be expensive to run, suited only to occasional use

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

If you’re working to a real budget you’ll really can’t go wrong with the Campingaz Camp Bistro from Campingaz.  For the price of four disposable BBQ’s you get a sturdy enamelled gas cooker complete with its own sturdy plastic carry case which, unlike some other designs of camping cooker, makes it easy to store when not in use.

These so-called suitcase stoves are becoming extremely popular with many clones on the market.  The Campingaz Camp Bistro falls at the top end in terms of build quality, as you would expect carrying the name Campingaz, with most parts made of metal.

Ease of use is good too with Piezo ignition means there’s no need for matches, a high output (2300 Watts) and a flame adjuster which actually does vary the size of the flame (unlike some of the clone stoves).  Our only criticism of the Campingaz Camp Bistro is that we’d like the flame on the lowest setting to go just that little bit lower.

With such a high output it’s no surprise that it boils a litre of water just over five minutes and will run around an hour and a half on a single butane gas cartidge.

Talking of cartridges the Campingaz Camp Bistro uses Campingaz’s CP250 gas cartridges which simply clip into place.  Other non-branded cartridges will work although don’t be fooled by the lower price of some of these.  They don’t always contain the same amount of gas – for reference, the CP250 contains 250 grammes of Butane.

The stove doesn’t usually come with a gas canister but many merchants offer discounted bundles when bought with the cooker.  Our advice is to take a look at the merchants below and see what offers they may have.

Overall an excellent little stove which is perfect for the occasional camper.

Todays Latest Prices for Campingaz Bistro

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Campingaz Bleuet 206 Stove

Campingaz Bleuet 206

Campingaz Bleuet 206

VERDICT: Best suited to lightweight camper on a tight budget who can afford anything else

PRO’s: Lightweight, gas canisters available everywhere

CON’s: Surprisingly low power, long boil time

OUR RATING ★★½☆☆ 

The Campingaz Bleuet 206 stove from Campingaz offers no frills camp cooking but then it comes at a no-frills price.  Packing into a box barely larger than a can this tiny stove offers excellent value for money.

If you only camp a couple of times a year this lightweight 260 gramme stove will probably be all you need although you may be frustrated by the relatively low power (1250 Watt) output from the Butane burner demonstrated by the long 7 minutes needed to boil a litre of water. Windy conditions can make this even more of a problem although a basic shield to shelter the stove from strong gusts will help massively.

The inexpensive and widely available Campingaz C206 butane gas cartridge (not supplied) clips into the base of the unit and includes enough gas for a weeks use cooking two meals a day plus miscellaneous cups of tea.  It’s worth noting that should you not be able to find a C206 cartridge then the Go Systems 190 Pierceable gas cartridge will also fit.

Although it’s tall and slim the stove proved to be stable in use helped by the four stainless steel pan supports.

Best  suited to the lightweight camper on an extremely tight budget this is an excellent little stove but if your budget can stretch further there are more powerful  camping cookers.

Todays Latest Prices for Campingaz 206

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now

Coleman PerfectFlow Stove & Grill

Coleman PerfectFlow Stove And Grill

Coleman PerfectFlow Stove And Grill

VERDICT: A compact stove and grill combination that offers great performance in a small easy to transport package.

PRO’s: Grill doubles as second burner, drip tray for easy cleaning

CON’s: Only one burner plus grill, new Propane cylinders still hard to find

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

Coleman produce a huge range of camping equipment include camping stoves and cookers.  The Coleman PerfectFlow Stove & Grill offers both a standard hob and an open grill with a driptray beneath it to catch any fat drips.  This makes cleaning it a breeze!

At first glance it looks like a winning combination – perfect for campsite fry-ups as well as more elaborate evening meals such as kebabs.  But does it deliver all that it promises ?

Both the burner and the grill have seperate controls and both also have piezo-electric ignition so there’s no need to faff about with matches which is a plus point in our book.  The grill can also be used to simmer a pot so if you’re cooking a meal which requires two pots on the go at once, spaghetti bolognaise for example, then you won’t need juggle them around.

However, if you’re looking for something with two burners and a grill we’d recommend that you take a look at the Go Systems Dynasty Trio which offers two burners and a grill all of which can be used at the same time.

To get the most heat out of the burners the lid connects to the two sidewalls in order to make a substantial windshield.  This helps to  reduce fuel comsumption by directing more heat into the pots.  Not that it’s any slouch – heating a litre and a half of water in around 8 minutes.

The cooker uses Coleman’s propane cyclinders which connect via a steel connector and regulator.  The hose which connects the stove to the cylinder is a bit short which means that it’s not that easy to  position if you’ve got limited space on your camp table.  However, Coleman have informed us that it’s perfectly safe to simply dangle the cylinder over the side so long as it’s not inverted.

Propane is a better fuel that butane as it’s more efficient, every last gram in the cylinder gets burnt and it works better at lower temperatures and altitude.  However, as we noted in our review of the Coleman Perfectflow 2 burner stove (basically a two burner version of this stove) the availability of the fuel cylinders, in the UK at least, is still rather limited although this situation will only improve over time.  We suggest buying a couple of spares when you buy the stove.

In our opinion this is a fantastic little camping cooker and will be equally suitable a family summer camping adventure or a few nights based in the Cairngorms in November.

Highly recommended !

Todays Latest Prices for Coleman Perfectflow Grill

Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
CampingWorld Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Cotswold Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Ellis Brigham Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Go Outdoors Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Halfords Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Outdoor Gear Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Rutland Outdoor Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
SimplyHike Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Snow and Rock Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now
Tooled Up Not in stock earlier today N/A Check Now