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Campingaz Turbo 270

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Turbo 270 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best compressed fuel canister stoves for 2024.

photo: Campingaz Turbo 270 compressed fuel canister stove

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.


  • 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. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Much less than it is worth

Been using a screw-on canister valve I have been selling. It's now forever useful.


  • Simmers like no other canister
  • Easy to clean


  • Can't get fuel, but I changed the game with my new screw-on valve.
  • A bit of a hassle to put together and break down.

 I have had these stoves since I started hiking and camping.

I never want another stove. It boils water fast. It can cook stuff without it raising and lowering its flame. Fairly windproof.

The Gaz canister fitting is not all that great, but it works.

I had one fail and caused a flame around the fitting. Something that can fail due to the gas canisters having no thread.

I solved that with a new conversion valve I have been selling to friends and others. Makes it less bulky and less prone to failing and breaking the old snap and twist blue knob. It is just like a normal screw-on-the-canister valve.

Coleman Peak 1 Valve to convert to Campingaz Turbo. No need to swap jets, just screw it on and put it together like the Campingaz valve.




Source: bought it new

You can "hack" (actually very clean replacement of part) the Turbo 270 with a Coleman Peak 1 valve, in order to accept screw-on canisters in North America.

Have owned the Turbo 270 for a long time (20 years?), only used once or twice way back then. Am about to try it again, so I'm posting here to inform everybody on here of this very useful hack for North American fuel canisters! 

You can use the valve out of a Coleman Peak 1 stove, which is an old Camping Gaz valve but with threaded connection, apparently. If you search for "navigatetoyouradventure" on the web you will find the page where I learned this -- just search that blog for "camping gaz" (I'm not allowed to post the link).

Source: bought it new

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.

Price Paid: gift

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.

Price Paid: $27.95

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.

Price Paid: 18 Euros/25 bucks

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.

Price Paid: $20

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.

Price Paid: ? too long ago

Good stove. Cartridge unavailable.

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

Source: bought it new

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