Campingaz Turbo 270

7 reviews
5-star:   4
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   2
1-star:   0

Reviews

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Good stove. Cartridge unavailable. Great stove, but…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Good stove. Cartridge unavailable.

Great stove, but the cartridges for it are no longer available in the US and not sure about Europe.

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I bought this stove years ago and it's still in my…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Much less than it is worth

Summary

I bought this stove years ago and it's still in my backpack and I still use it on weekend trips and longer excursions. You will not regret buying this stove.

Pros

  • Reliablility

I call this stove "old reliable" because it works great when it rains, when it's been really windy, really cold or really hot. Light, small and well made.

I've had this stove for years and God forbid if it stopped working or was eaten by a bear, I'd go right out and buy another one. It is a great comfort knowing that even though my semi-hypothermic hands are shaking like Elvis's pelvis, I can still get the canister on and light it up.

Don't be seduced by the latest and greatest stoves the magazines shill for in their "best backpacking equipment for 2014." You wouldn't trade in your broken boots that fit your feet perfectly for a pair of Ferragamos would you?

Well then, be smart, buy this stove and never worry about how you're going to cook dinner again. 

G00SE MODERATOR

Thanks for the review, jwm! Sounds like you found a stove you like.


6 months ago
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Just back from a chilly week in Algonquin. I was looking…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: gift

Just back from a chilly week in Algonquin. I was looking forward to using my new Turbo 270, a nice gift, but after two meals/coffees my friend and I wondered what was wrong - 10 minutes to get a couple of cups of water to a near boil? I mentioned that it was chilly but it was not below freezing so I cannot believe that the ambient temperature was having too much of a negative effect on the stove - I presume the butane/propane mix.

We switched to our backup, my friend's Coleman single-burner (naphtha) - boiling water in 2 minutes. I'll be looking for a new stove for myself and ditching the Turbo.

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This is an excellent stove. Small and compact within…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $20

This is an excellent stove. Small and compact within its case. The fuel is easy to get and use. Placed on a flat surface the stove is very stable. The flame adjustment works very well. The only downside is that the canister fails to work in very cold (below freezing) weather.

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I have had this stove for five years and it has served…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: ? too long ago

I have had this stove for five years and it has served me very well. Fuel usually lasts quite a while. The four prongs make alot more stable. I actually still favor this one over a new Primus recently recieved as a gift.

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Do not leave without it. It is standard gear also…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 18 Euros/25 bucks

Do not leave without it. It is standard gear also packed in my luggage whether a pleasure camping or a European hotel trip. Can buy the gaz in any grocery store in France. Boils a pot of water in a flash. Make your coffee in your hotel room. Or atop the mountain. Gaz is the best no-frills easy high output stove made.

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This is an excellent inexpensive canister stove. I've…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $27.95

This is an excellent inexpensive canister stove. I've used it on two trips to Algonquin Park in Canada, and it performed flawlessly. I don't have the piezo unit (the one that lights itself), but I don't mind putting a match to it. It's pretty stable and fairly light. One nice thing is you can remove the canister quite easily without any fuel loss. Overall, a very nice stove for the money.

Campingaz Turbo 270

previously retailed for:
$19.83 - $29.99

The Campingaz Turbo 270 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 10, 2008 at Beyond Outside.

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