We give the Campingaz Twister Plus kit a review. Is a backpacking stove practical for a family? We give it a try…
What we’ve not had a good test of so far is any smaller backpacking stoves, such as those that connect to a small gas cylinder or multi-fuel bottle.
Campingaz offered to send over a sample of their Twister PZ Kit. So we accepted, gave it a test, and here are the results…
When you might want a backpacking stove as a family
At first appearances, a backpacking stove is just too small for most families. However, there are some occasions where one might be suitable.
- You are going on a hike (or bike ride) in the cooler months, and you want to warm some food on a picnic. You need something small enough to fit in your backpack.
- You are just doing a quick weekend camp, maybe with just an adult and one child, and all you need is a small stove. A small stove is quick to set-up and use and takes less space to transport.
The Campingaz Twister Plus PZ Kit
You can get the Campingaz Twister on its own, but the ‘kit‘ comes with the Twister stove with piezo ignition, plus two pans, panhandle, and useful strap to pack it all up in.
If you already have small pans then you may not need the kit, but for the price, this kit is certainly an attractive option.
The stove simply twists and clicks onto the top of either the Campingaz CV470 or CV300. I bought a CV300 from Millets for just under £5.
To see how it works, watch our video below.
As you saw in the video, the stove is easy to fit onto the gas cylinder.
We made sure the area was level first and cleared away any potentially flammable material…just in case.
One thing you have to be careful with a stove like this is that when you have a lot of food in the pans, it could become a little top heavy.
You will have also seen in the video that the Twister stove can put out quite a good flame if required.
Of course, it’s always better to use with a portable windshield when cooking outside to help reduce cooking time and make your fuel last longer.
If you want to see more of the Twister stove, here’s a video from Campingaz.
We were really impressed with the Campingaz Twister Kit.
It was small, lightweight, and easy to assemble and operate.
We’ll certainly be taking it on many more trips.
It gets the thumbs up from us.
Disclaimer: We were supplied with this stove in order to conduct the review. All opinions expressed here are our own.
- A really handy little stove that's easy to light.
- Comes with two pots too.
- Not always that stable if you have a lot in the pot. Make sure you use it on level ground.
Where to Buy: Campingaz Twister Plus