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Coleman C300/C500 Performance Screw On Gas Cartridge, for Camping Stoves, Compact and Resealable Canister

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Recently, I went camping out on Dartmoor, and overnight the temperature dropped low enough for my tent to be mostly covered in a 1mm layer of ice by the morning. To suggest it’s not compatible as it’s screw on like the majority of lightweight camping stoves is laughable. WillCycle Supporters help keep the lights on here, and get an ad-free experience for less than 7p per day. Remember, Coleman claims to have “tested the gas to an evaporation temperature of -5°c and a usage temperature of as low as -20°c.

Allow me to tell you about Coleman’s response: they refuse to accept any responsibility, and (excuse the pun) proceeded to gas-light me. We have tested the gas to an evaporation temperature of -5°c and a usage temperature of as low as -20°c. Coleman’s product failed me, and I gave them the opportunity to deal with that in a constructive manner. During my camping trip, the gas I was using for my stove only worked long enough to warm a single tin mug to lukewarm.

The point is that Coleman may have a QC problem, as the last time I used Performance Gas, is was well above freezing, yet it failed.

We are only able to comment on the testing we have done in controlled conditions and hope you have confidence to continue to use Coleman gas in the future. To add insult to injury, when you raise this legitimate concern with Coleman, they immediately blame you. Anyone who is happy to go cold-weather camping with known-to-be unreliable critical kit needs to give their head a wobble. Instead of showing the slightest interest into why their product failed, when I contacted them (privately) about this, they simply tried to blame me. Just because it’s worked for anyone before is irrelevant – the point is you cannot reply on it to work every time, within the stated limitations Coleman claims it will work.Propane performs far better in cold temperatures, so if you will be needing to use your gas camping stove anywhere cold, you will need a propane/butane mix. If you’re going to use a butane/propane fuel mixture and cold weather you’re going to need an inverted canister stove, or an adapter to convert your stove to an inverted canister stove.

I stand by what I said, and wish to highlight this bit: “ We are defined not by our mistakes, but by our responses to the mistakes. My Vango Compact camping stove is rated by Vango as 3000W, and able to boil a litre of water in four minutes.That was my failing to do even better due diligence when selecting that supplier, and I accepted full responsibility. Coleman Performance Gas simply didn’t work at lower temperatures, despite being well within the stated usage range.

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