QUESTION - Camping GAZ C206 Cartridges

10:02 a.m. on September 16, 2007 (EDT)
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Does anyone know if any currently manufactured lanterns, stoves, or heaters use the Camping GAZ C206 cartridges?

12:00 p.m. on September 17, 2007 (EDT)
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No, the puncture canister appliances have been dropped from both the Coleman Europe (http://www.coleman-eur.com/) and Camping Gaz (http://www.campinggaz.com/) websites. I noticed the change about a month ago, but have tried a number of ways of probing both sites to see if they had just hidden the stoves and lanterns behind the new products somehow. The Coleman rep at the ORShow told me there are some items still in stock at some dealers in Europe, but not from the company.

There are several SE Asian knock-offs, and at least one Slovenian copy.

10:03 a.m. on October 17, 2007 (EDT)
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Is camping gaz obsolete? I could only find one store locally that carried the canisters that you didn't have to screw on.

1:42 p.m. on October 17, 2007 (EDT)
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No Camping Gaz is not obsolete. They are a subsidiary of Coleman. The puncture-type cartridges have been dropped, but Gaz still manufactures a wide range of stoves, lanterns, and other camping accessories. Many of these are for car camping, European style, and some are for picnics. But they do have full-on expedition gear which uses the C270 and C470 canisters. These have a push-on connector, similar in design to the industry-standard threaded connector, but without threads to screw the appliance on. This allows the canister to be removed from the appliance (stove or lantern) while there is still fuel left, something you can NOT do safely with the puncture type of canister (the 100, 106, 200, and 206 canisters). Also, this does away with the aging gasket problem that the 100 and 200 series stoves and lanterns have. There are many stores that stock the C206 and/or copies of the C206 canisters, as well as the C270 and C470 canisters - REI and EMS for 2 chains that do.

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