TOP 12 best tourist gas stoves: 2021 rating and which camping model to choose for a household cylinder

Rating of the TOP 12 best tourist gas stoves of 2021

TOP 4 best portable travel gas stoves in price/quality ratio
1Energy GS-500Find out the price
2TOURIST TS-138Find out the price
3Energy GS-400Find out the price
TOP 4 best ceramic tourist gas stoves for cylinders
1TOURIST KERAMIK GURU PLUS TS-201Find out the price
2TOURIST KERAMIK GURU TS-200Find out the price
3Pathfinder PF-GST-N10 BlackFind out the price
4TOURIST DUET TW-030Find out the price
TOP 4 best tourist gas stoves with piezo ignition
1Energy GS-300Find out the price
2TOURIST CAMPING GURU TS-250Find out the price
3TOURIST CYCLONE TS-500Find out the price
4TOURIST TOURIST TS-138Find out the price

Basic criteria for choosing a tourist stove

Before choosing the optimal model of a tourist gas stove, you need to know what parameters and nuances you should pay primary attention to.


The required power of the device is calculated as follows: to prepare 1 liter of product, on average, 1 kW of thermal power is required . If you consider that one person on a hike requires (on average) 500-700 grams of food per meal, it will not be difficult to calculate the required power of the device. For example, for three tourists you need a stove with a power of 1.5-2 kW.

The weight of a standard portable stove varies from 800 g to 2 kg. It should be understood that the weight depends on the material used and the size of the housing, design (built-in tank or removable cylinder) and burner area. When hiking, you have to carry every gram on yourself and this must be taken into account.

Gas consumption

Fuel costs are always reflected in the technical data sheet for the device. This parameter can be indicated in the form of gas consumption per hour, or can be expressed as the time during which 1 liter of water boils. Everything is simple here: the less time it takes to boil water, the higher the gas consumption.

Hob parameters

The permissible width of the utensils used, and therefore the possible volume of cooked food at one time, depends on the dimensions of the hob. When choosing a model, use the following algorithm: if the width of the hob allows you to place a 5-liter container on it, then such a stove will allow you to feed 5-7 people in one cooking session .

Piezo ignition

The vast majority of modern models are equipped with a piezo ignition function, which allows you to ignite the fuel in the burner by pressing a button. In some devices, this option is combined with a gas supply handle to the burner. The piezoelectric element is non-volatile and saves a lot of matches on a trip, but with high humidity it can easily fail.

Fire protection devices

Appliances with cast aluminum burners produce an open fire and therefore require wind protection, which can be included with the stove or purchased separately.

You should know that a portable gas stove with a ceramic burner does not need wind protection, since the open flame is inside the burner.


Most models are offered by the manufacturer as an independent and completely ready-to-use device. Some plates are structurally made in a metal case, the top cover of which acts as a windbreak.

The best tourist gas stoves on the domestic market can be equipped with a removable windshield, an adapter for connecting to external gas sources, and a plastic case for easy movement and storage. Protective covers and reserve gas cylinders must be purchased separately.

How to choose and what to pay attention to?

When purchasing a travel gas stove, carefully study the following parameters:

  1. First of all, the security system . The stove must be protected from improper installation of the cylinder, high pressure or gas leakage, and emit a minimal amount of carbon monoxide (especially if you plan to use the stove indoors).
  2. Power . To prepare 1 liter of food, about 1 kW of thermal power is required. Presumably, one person in camping conditions consumes 500-700 grams of food per meal, therefore, a company of three people will need a stove with a power of 1.5-2 kW.
  3. What is the burner made of ? Can be made of aluminum or ceramics. The latter distributes heat more evenly, does not smoke the bottom of the dishes, and takes a long time to cool, making it used for heating.
  4. How is the fuel connected ? If the stove will be used on trips for 1-2 days, then you can choose gas cartridges. For longer hikes, a model with the ability to connect to household cylinders is suitable.
  5. Additional functions . Piezo ignition greatly simplifies the use of the stove - no matches or lighter are needed. As well as adjusting the flame level. Don't forget about storage - most stoves come with a case or cover.

How to choose a camping gas stove

We will briefly tell you what points you should pay attention to when buying a portable travel tile:

  • nutritional peculiarities;

This means which cylinders it runs on. There are several options: from disposable ones with a collet connector to household ones with a connection through a flexible hose and reducer, or with the possibility of connecting both types.

  • power;

The optimal power is considered to be 1.5-2 kW. It is enough to cook food for 2-3 people at the same time.

  • gas consumption;

Most often expressed in the number of grams of fuel consumed per hour. It is especially important to pay attention to this parameter for devices powered by disposable cans.

  • dimensions and weight;

This point is especially important if the hike is on foot, and you have to carry all the supplies yourself.

  • hob dimensions;

You need to pay attention to what maximum diameter the dishes are allowed. At the same time, do not forget about small dishes, for example, a Turk. Often the design of the grill does not allow placing a Turk on it and you have to buy an additional divider.

  • piezo ignition;

A convenient function that lights a fire in the burner without matches. It must be remembered that in damp conditions it may fail.

  • wind protection;

Most often it is represented by a metal ring that protects the burner and fire from the wind. In some cases, this function is performed by the lid.

  • equipment;

Different manufacturers package their products differently. Most often, the kit comes with a case for transportation and storage. In models with universal power supply, an adapter-fitting is provided. Some companies even supply flexible hoses. Cylinders, regardless of their type, are always purchased separately.

In our Best Rating, we divided all the slabs reviewed into subgroups:

  • powered by disposable, replaceable collet cylinders;
  • compatible with household gas cylinders;
  • with two connection options;

and highlighted as a separate item

  • models with ceramic hob.

Which manufacturer should you choose?

Now there is a large selection of both manufacturers and models of portable gas stoves with one or two burners. Both domestic and foreign products are popular.

Of the foreign products, the most in demand is a line of slabs from a Korean manufacturer called Kovea . TOURIST KERAMIC GURU products, which are produced in Korea, are not inferior to their foreign counterparts, but the brand is registered in Russia.

Other Russian brands are also popular, such as: GEFEST, Eurogas and Sledopyt.

TOP 4 best ceramic tourist gas stoves for cylinders


Compact gas stove for camping trips, black, made of stainless steel . There is piezo ignition, the flame level is regulated by a rotary switch.

The burner is ceramic, evenly distributing heat along the bottom of the cookware, double insulation of the gas supply valve.

Up to 130 grams of fuel are consumed per hour . The power of the stove is 1.8 kW.

The tile is protected from gas leaks, incorrect connection of the cylinder and gas supply with increased pressure levels. Not afraid of strong gusts of wind.

The device operates from a collet cylinder-cartridge, or from a standard cylinder connected via a hose (the kit includes a special adapter - fitting).

Storage and transportation - in a special case.

Main characteristics:

  1. Power - 1.8 kW.
  2. How many burners - one.
  3. What is it stored in - a case.
  4. Fuel consumption - 130 g/h.


Compact gas stove with one burner, made of black and gray stainless steel . The power of the device is 1.5 kW; per hour the stove consumes about 110 grams of fuel.

The burner is ceramic, resistant to wind, takes a long time to cool down, and uses fuel evenly and economically . Collet connection of the cylinder. There is piezo ignition and smooth adjustment of the flame level.

The stove runs on a standard collet cartridge cartridge with a mixture of butane and propane (or isobutane). If you purchase a special adapter, you can use a regular gas cylinder.

The stove has a high-quality assembly, a large and stable cooking surface . Easy to clean, store and carry in a convenient case with a secure clasp.

The stove is safe to use not only outdoors, but also indoors: it is equipped with protection against incorrect fixation of the cylinder and high pressure in the system, a gas leak prevention system is installed, and it has a low and safe level of carbon monoxide emissions.

Main characteristics:

  1. Power - 1.5 kW.
  2. How many burners - one.
  3. What is it stored in - a case.
  4. Fuel consumption - 110 g/h.

Pathfinder PF-GST-N10 Black

Compact gas stove with one burner, made of black stainless steel . The power of the device is 2.5 kW; per hour the stove consumes about 150 grams of fuel.

Collet connection of the cylinder. There is piezo ignition and flame level adjustment with a rotary switch.

The stove runs on a standard collet cartridge cartridge with a mixture of butane and propane (or isobutane). The maximum cartridge volume is 520 ml.

If you purchase a special adapter, you can use a regular gas cylinder. The stove has a high-quality assembly, a large and stable cooking surface.

Easy to clean, store and carry in a convenient case with a secure clasp.

There is wind protection that does not allow the flame to be extinguished by a strong gust of air, which is important in camping conditions.

There is no need to worry about high pressure in the system or possible leakage, since the device has special protection against such problems.

If the cylinder is not secured correctly, the stove does not turn on and releases a small amount of carbon monoxide, which is not dangerous to human health.

Main characteristics:

  1. Power - 2.5 kW.
  2. How many burners - one.
  3. What is it stored in - a case.
  4. Fuel consumption - 150 g/h.


This model only works from household cylinders with a volume of 5-50 liters . Made of stainless steel, painted green.

Two compact burners, both with rotary switches that regulate the flame level.

The body stands on small, stable feet with anti-slip protection, so the stove can be placed even on a smooth surface.

The work surface is equipped with a lid that protects it from dirt and wind. The lid is tightly fixed with strong latches.

The stove consumes up to 160 grams of fuel per hour.

The power of the stove is 2 kW. This is enough not only for heating food, but also for full cooking.

The device weighs 1.9 kg, is stored and transported in a convenient plastic case.

Provides low carbon monoxide emissions

Main characteristics:

  1. Power - 2 kW.
  2. How many burners - two.
  3. What is it stored in - a case.
  4. Fuel consumption - 160 g/h.

TOP 10 tourist gas stoves

PlaceProduct ratingCylinder connectionPiezo ignition (+/-) PriceBudget price range # 1 Clamp TOURIST FENIX TS-37099/100 + Check price # 2 Clamp Energy GS-40098/100 + Check price # 3 Clamp Energy GS-50097/100 + 2009 Check price Find out price price # 1KOVEA TKR-950798 / 100collection + Get price Price # 2KOVEA TKR-9507-P98 / 100 Grip + Request quote # 3KOVEA KR-2005-197 / 100 Grip + Request price Budget 1TOURIST FENIX TS-3702Energy GS -4003Energy GS- 5 004 Energy GS-200-3003 TOURIST KERAMIK GURU TS-200 High price segment 1KOVEA KGR-1503 Cube2KOVEA TKR-9507-P3KOVEA KR-2005-1

Economical price segment

# 1


One of the lightest economical models

Expert rating: 99/100

Thanks to its compact size and light weight, the economical tiles from TOURIST have a fairly acceptable power of 2.1 kW. This indicator brings the modification as close as possible to the medium burners of household gas stoves, on which most housewives most often cook. However, the standard gas consumption of this child is about 30% lower than that of a home burner, so the cylinder will last quite a long time.

Operational safety is ensured by a number of protection options. Thanks to the configuration features, the user will not be able to install the cylinder incorrectly, and the gas leakage prevention system will protect against an emergency.


  • thermal power – 2.1 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 110 g/hour;
  • weight – 0.95 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 89x246x200.

The set of tiles is complemented by a convenient carrying case, which, combined with its low weight, makes carrying it in a hiking backpack as comfortable as possible. However, together with the cylinder, the device no longer fits into the housing, so the container with fuel will have to be transported separately.


  • Easy
  • High quality build
  • Flame regulator
  • Economical gas consumption
  • Sophisticated security system


  • Remains loose in carrying case

# 2

GS-400 energy

Reliable model with the ability to connect a standard cylinder

Expert rating: 98/100

The modification has a monoblock burner, the safety of which is guaranteed by double insulation of the gas supply valve. Such precautions are more justified, because the stove can be connected not only to a small portable gas cylinder, but also to standard gas storage tanks. In such conditions, a gas leak monitoring system will also come in handy. When fuel is supplied with excess pressure, additional protection is also activated.

The maximum temperature that the burner can emit reaches 700 degrees, which allows you to cook very quickly. With a gas consumption of 155 g/h, one cylinder with a clamp type connection is enough for approximately two full-fledged preparations and several long-term heating of dishes. A reducer is required to connect to a standard cylinder.


  • thermal power – 2.5 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 155 g/hour;
  • weight – 2 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 95x350x300.

The GS-400 model is optimal for vacationers and tourists traveling by car, since carrying a two-kilogram tile while walking is not comfortable enough. However, the weight of the device is fully compensated by its power and uninterrupted operation.


  • High Power Zone
  • Possibility of connecting to a regular cylinder
  • There is a carrying bag
  • Reliable performance
  • Good design without recoil


  • Leave the soot at the bottom of the pots

# 3

GS-500 energy

The most powerful model in the budget niche

Expert rating: 97/100

Among the inexpensive mini-gas stoves for use by tourists is the Energy GS-500. It has the highest thermal power - 2.8 kW. This is still not a WOK frying pan in the usual sense of the word, but cooking with this model is much faster, even if you need to process a large amount of food.

By connecting the plate to a standard cylinder through a reducer, the heat treatment of ingredients is significantly faster, since the cook does not have to worry about saving fuel by using a small cylinder cartridge.

Like the previous Energy brand model, the GS-500 can be connected to a cylinder with a volume of up to 50 liters. To reorient the model from a disposable cylinder to a regular one, you need to purchase a reducer.


  • thermal power – 2.8 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 155 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.7 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 85x343x275.

In addition to power, the modification is also distinguished by its elegant design. The black housing and practical stainless steel metal panel not only look attractive, but are also easy to clean.


  • Maximum power
  • Spectacular design
  • Ergonomic operation
  • Durable materials
  • Ease of maintenance


  • Fragile carrying case

# 4

GS-200 energy

The most compact and economical representative of the rating

Expert rating: 96/100

Possessing quite decent power, the model is distinguished by the most modest fuel consumption, minimum weight of 350 g and incredibly small dimensions. These qualities make the GS-200 an ideal choice for those who never stop in one place and walk long distances.

The maximum heating temperature is 500 degrees, which is quite enough for quick heat treatment of products. When setting the maximum flame level, the gas cylinder will last for approximately 1.5 hours of continuous operation, and when choosing cheaper modes, it will last for 3 hours of cooking.


  • thermal power – 2 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 100 g/hour;
  • weight – 0.350 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 110x100x80.

If you place the tiles on an uneven surface or use large pots, they can become unstable and dangerous.

In addition, the aluminum modification of the burner can only be used outdoors or in a spacious room with good ventilation. Therefore, the model is not suitable for use in tents and is not recommended for purchase by anglers who prefer winter fishing.


  • Minimum size and weight
  • Profitability
  • Acceptable power
  • Budget


  • Over time, the gas begins to decrease
  • Gets hot when used for a long time
  • Non-ergonomic throttle grip
  • Lack of wind protection

Middle price segment

# 1


Simple tiles with good wind protection

Expert rating: 98/100

The body of the KOVEA trekking plate is made of aluminum, stainless steel and high-quality plastic, which makes the model relatively average in weight.

In terms of heating performance, the device does not claim to be a leader in the rating, but it is enough for a full hot lunch for a company of four people. The 28 mm plate and removable grid with special notches allow you to safely use pots with different bottom diameters. At the same time, the tiles can withstand heavy loads - up to 8 liters.

In addition to the caliper cylinder, you can use a propane container, the volume of which should not exceed 50 liters. A hose, adapter and two hose clamps are required for safe connection and operation.


  • thermal power – 1.5 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 160 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.8 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 98x376x318.

The portable modification is characterized by simplicity, ergonomics and long service life, which is achieved through the use of materials that are little susceptible to corrosion and deformation. Therefore, we can recommend KOVEA TKR-9507 to those who are looking for a compact and reliable tile without any frills for long-term use.


  • Relief
  • Simple device
  • Can be refilled from a cylinder
  • Create a stable flame
  • Good materials and construction


  • Medium power at high flow rate
  • Fragile body

# 2


One of the safest models with an average price

Expert rating: 97/100

Compact and very lightweight device with a durable thick metal burner and a chrome-plated stainless steel body. It features a reliable operating safety system that provides protection against incorrect cartridge installation, fuel leakage monitoring and the integration of an overpressure safety valve.

In addition, LOTOS PREMIUM TR-300 is characterized by low carbon monoxide emissions and high thermal conductivity of the burner, which allows the use of tiles as a heat source if necessary. The large diameter of the work surface allows you to use a variety of utensils.


  • thermal power – 2.1 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 132 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.03 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 102x256x205.

The model is optimal for camping, winter fishing and other outdoor activities, which may require cooking in a tent. However, protection from strong winds allows the tiles to be used outdoors even in harsh weather.


  • Premium quality
  • Windshield
  • Low carbon monoxide emissions
  • Average fuel consumption
  • Very light


  • Poor case

# 3


Economical ceramic hob

Expert rating: 96/100

A special feature of the device is a ceramic burner, which contributes to more uniform heating and direct distribution of the furnace’s thermal power. Together with the low level of carbon monoxide emissions, this property allows the model to be used as an effective and relatively safe heater.

In addition, the ceramic emitter allows you to significantly save gas: with a power of 1.5 kW in maximum heating mode, the tile will consume approximately 110 g of fuel per hour.

The manufacturer also took care of safety of use. The model is equipped with a leak protection system, a maximum pressure valve and protection against improper installation of a portable cylinder.


  • thermal power – 1.5 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 110 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.7 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 113x340x280.

The device is indispensable both for winter fishing and for tourists when conquering mountains, since it provides heating capabilities. Wind protection protects the model from even the strongest gusts of wind.


  • Ceramic burner
  • Profitability
  • Reliable wind deflector
  • Minimal carbon monoxide emissions
  • Reliable protection system


  • Decent price for its segment

High price segment

# 1

KOVEA KGR-1503 Cube

Ultra-lightweight premium stainless steel model

Expert rating: 99/100

KGR-1503 Cube has a laconic but functional design. For user convenience, the manufacturer has provided an ergonomic stand for removable utensils so that tourists can store a set of basic utensils directly in the tile. The ring burner provides a stable and constant flame.

The stainless steel from which the hob and body are made can be cleaned daily without any problems, and it retains its pleasant appearance for a long time. A large plate allows you to heat dishes of different diameters evenly, significantly reducing cooking time.


  • thermal power – 1.8 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 130 g/hour;
  • weight – 0.75 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 120x252x236.

The stove will appeal to those who crave reliable operation and minimalist design. Thanks to the use of wear-resistant materials, the modification will serve the owner for more than a year.


  • Low gas consumption
  • Very low weight
  • Compactness
  • Easy cleaning
  • Dish compartment


  • Higher price in estimate

# 2


Economical universal premium model

Expert rating: 98/100

The color model of the case works on the caliper mounting cartridge. The device comes complete with a fitting, thanks to which the tile can be connected to a regular cylinder with a volume of 5-50 liters. To interact with a gas cylinder, you will need to purchase a special reducer, hose and clamps.

Having a standard cylinder allows you to cook quickly and extremely economically, because you can fill the container with propane at almost any gas station. Therefore, even a decent gas consumption of 160 g/hour does not detract from the advantages of the model.


  • thermal power – 1.78 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 160 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.8 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 105x380x350.

The modification is optimal for large groups of tourists working in an area with access to a cylinder filling station. Therefore, the product can be recommended to avid tourists, fishermen and other car enthusiasts.


  • Small size
  • Connectivity variability
  • Fixed flame
  • Simple design
  • Great design


  • High gas consumption

# 3

KOVEA KR-2005-1

Lightweight and economical tiles with increased safety system

Expert rating: 97/100

An excellent camping gas burner for tourists. The hob is made of specially polished stainless steel. The material is easy to clean without the use of water or detergents, which saves time and resources. The dimensions are small due to the burner diameter, which is 18 mm. However, at 1.8 kW, the most compact heating zone is capable of producing a stable flame.

The model with a higher power burner includes a number of safety precautions. When the permissible pressure in the cylinder increases or the fuel tank overheats, the gas shut-off option is activated. In addition, the device monitors the correct installation of the cylinder and does not start working if the cartridge is in the wrong position.


  • thermal power – 1.8 kW;
  • fuel consumption – 130 g/hour;
  • weight – 1.1 kg;
  • flame level regulator - yes;
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm) – 125x240x220.

The device is recommended for those who spend active holidays and often change position. Weighing just over 1 kg, transporting the product will not cause any difficulties.


  • A light weight
  • Low gas consumption
  • Electric burner
  • Fast heating


  • The jar lasts only 2 hours
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