Packing Heat

Four highly mobile gas grills fire up a moveable feast wherever you go

Aug 1, 2004
Outside Magazine
Coleman's Roadtrip Grill

Coleman's Roadtrip Grill

Q Portable Barbeque Grill

Q Portable Barbeque Grill

Coleman Roadtrip Grill, $170
You want this one if: You're a freak for multitools. Cooking area: 285 sq in Weight: 42 lbs Heat output: 20,000 BTU Why we like it: With a griddle and grill included, the Coleman offers up myriad culinary options. Run it on a 16.4-ounce propane cylinder or attach the optional hose ($22) to tap into a standard 20-pound tank. Portability Quotient: Good. At 42 pounds, this is big iron, but it tucks nicely into its own wheeled haul bag ($35). Bonus: Hang hooks allow quick-draw access to your grill tools. Contact: 800-835-3278,

Q Portable Barbeque Grill, $100
You want this one if: You covet aerospace design specs. Cooking area: 105 sq in Weight: 13 lbs Heat output: 3,600 BTU Why we like it: The Area 51 design is just the right look for this cooking turbine. Unfold the legs and the grill surface, and hit the starter button. With dual heat controls, you can flip burgers on one half and brown asparagus on the other. Portability Quotient: Extreme. It weighs only 13 pounds and folds up into a briefcase-style package, complete with carrying handle. Bonus: A real conversation starter! Contact: 866-689-2023,

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