- Power: 1,250 watt
- Gas Consumption: 90g
- Boil Time: 7 minutes
- Burn Time: 2 hours
- Packed Weight: 280g (9.9oz)
- Min Weight: 280g (9.9oz)
- Robust for a budget stove
- Simple, easy to use design
- peaceable gas cartridges - no valve issues
- Top heavy
- Pot stands provide little grip
- No wind protection
The Campingaz 206 S is a very affordable option when it comes to light weight gas stoves. It is simple and uses peaceable gas cartridges, so no need to worry about valve differences in other countries. Wind though, is not its friend.
The 206 S is easy to light but controlling the flame can be a little tricky. Lower temperatures can be even more difficult and stronger gusts of tend to put the flame out every now and then. The Pot stands are supposed to offer built in wind protection, but I recommend buying a wind shield to go with it if your planning on cooking much In windy conditions as it took me an exceptionally long time to boil water on breezy days.
It’s also quite tall with a narrow pot stand so a full pan makes it feel rather unstable. The hard polished stands don’t provide a lot of grip and I lost one dinner to a slightly sloped surface.
That said it is robust, lightweight and reliable thanks to its simple design. The low cost makes it worth considering if your on a shoe string budget. Another option in this price range is the Vango Compact Gas Stove which I will be trying out soon. Check for the review Soon!