Portable BBQ’s To Go ☞
Few things go together as well as camping and barbecue. There is something about the smell of char-grilled food together with the sights and sounds of the great outdoors that can make anyone want to pack up their things, sell their house, and move to a remote cabin in the mountains. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but a good camping BBQ certainly goes down well with most people.
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- 1. Easy Camp Campfire Tripod Deluxe
- 2. Weber Smokey Joe Premium
- 3. Campingaz Attitude 2100
- 4. Biolite Campstove 2
- 5. Cadac Safari Chef 2
- 6. Outwell Asado Gas Grill
- 7. Cobb Premier Gas
- 8. Kuchoma Portable Gas Barbecue
- 9. Cuisinart Chef’s Style Tabletop Grill
- 10. Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill
- 11. Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill
- 12. JiaDa Portable Grill BBQ
- 13. Grillerette Pro
- 14. NOMADIQ Portable Gas Grill
- 15. Techwood Electric BBQ Grill
Get the right One For You!
Choosing the right barbecue for your camping trip can be a bit of a task, given the sheer number of options there are on the market these days. From well-established brands to new players, from the latest in high-tech gadgetry to the simplest of designs. The only single attribute that any good camping BBQ should have (besides the ability to barbecue) is portability. A huge, multi-grill barbecue with accompanying pizza-oven is great and all, but you don’t want to have to lug something that weighs more than you do out into the woods for a short getaway!
But fear not, we’ve put together fifteen of our favorite portable BBQ picks for you to choose from. We’ve included plenty of variety here, so there should be something for every occasion. So, in no particular order, here are our top fifteen portable BBQ suggestions.
1. Easy Camp Campfire Tripod Deluxe
Starting simple, this option isn’t the smallest solution to your barbecue conundrum, but it is one of the most suited products for a campfire setting. The Easy Camp Campfire acts as a typical campfire, with the barbecue grill suspended over the top of a raised fire pit. This not only gives you all the benefits of a campfire that you and your friends can huddle around, and a barbecue you can cook your food on, it allows you to keep your fire off of the ground. This is ideal for both safety and leaving the area you are camping in as close to how you found it as possible.
2. Weber Smokey Joe Premium
For a portable BBQ that’s a little more… well, portable, the Smokey Joe Premium is an excellent choice. This is something of a no-frills offering, but what it lacks in fancy features, it makes up for in robust build quality and stylish looks. It also doubles up as a carry-case for your bag of charcoal and firelighters when you’re traveling, keeping all your barbecue essentials in one neat package! Of course, you don’t get to be this portable without making some compromises in the size department. The grill in the Smokey Joe isn’t going to feed dozens of people—at least not in one go—but for a small gathering with a few people, this will do the job nicely.
3. Campingaz Attitude 2100
Moving on to something with a little more heft, the Campingaz Attitude is what you might imagine the baby of one of those enormous permanent decking barbecues would look like. In the world of portable barbecues, this one is a little on the large side—definitely more of a motorhome barbecue than a tent barbecue. For that extra size, you get a cast iron griddle, an external thermometer, button-operated ignition, and you can even pile on the features with add-ons like a pizza stone. One downside to the Attitude is that you will need a special converter to use non-Campingaz propane cylinders.
4. Biolite Campstove 2
We promised you some high-tech gadgetry, and it doesn’t get more high-tech or gadgety than this. The Biolite Campstove 2 is an ingenious system that uses a burn chamber and an electronic controller to regulate airflow. There are multiple attachments for the Campstove 2 besides the grill, such as the kettle pot and coffee press. Campstove 2 even converts heat energy into electricity, allowing you to charge your phone with wood! Now, the grill is very small, to the point where cooking for more than two people may be a struggle. But the ingenious features of the Campstove 2 earn it a mention on this list alone. The fact that it is also an excellent barbecue is just the cherry on top.
5. Cadac Safari Chef 2
If you need plenty of versatility out of your barbecue, the Cadac Safari Chef 2 is the product for you. This modern-looking little set up provides barbecue, stove, griddle, and hob capabilities thanks to its range of different attachments. Everything is made to a high build quality, but somehow the weight of the whole thing is kept to a measly 4kg. Not exactly something you’d want in your backpack on a long hike, but very portable. You can get the Safari Chef 2 in low and high-pressure versions to suit different gas canisters, and the whole thing folds down into a remarkably small footprint for when you’re not using it and need to stash it out of the way.
6. Outwell Asado Gas Grill
Sometimes simple is best. The Asado Gas Grill follows a tried and tested box-shaped design to bring you a great barbecue at a very affordable price. It’s not going to set the world alight in terms of features, but sometimes the best barbecue is the barbecue you can afford. The Asado is very light, weighing in at just 2.9kg, and is powered by a gas canister. It does come with lava rocks to help spread the heat around, but you may want to leave those at home if you’re going to be carrying it on foot for any great distance. It can be a bit tricky to put together, but once it is built, there isn’t really an advantage to taking it apart again, so you’ll probably only need to do it once.
7. Cobb Premier Gas
Sporting a very contained design thanks to an all-covering lid, the Premier Gas is a cylindrical barbecue that makes use of gas and clever design to cook your food thoroughly. And, if you want more than just a barbecue, there are extras you can purchase to add functionality, such as a pizza stone. This is also one of the smaller offerings on this list, so if space is at a premium, this may be the barbecue for you.
8. Primus Kuchoma 2500W Portable Gas Barbecue
In the realm of portable barbecues, the Kuchoma is a bit of a monster. With a simple hinged lid design and a wide cooking surface to array your various delights on, you’ll be able to feed more of your friends with this bad boy than many of the other grills here. Of course, the barbecue itself is bigger because of this, so bear that in mind when thinking about storage.
9. Cuisinart CGG-306 Chef’s Style Tabletop Grill
With its sleek, stainless steel exterior, you would be forgiven for thinking the CGG-306 was some kind of industrial grilled sandwich maker. You’d be wrong, however, as this sturdy boy is the very height of portable barbecue build quality. It doesn’t have fancy tech, and it doesn’t fold down to the size of a credit card, but for good old fashioned barbecue goodness, this has everything you need.
10. Cuisinart CCG190RB Portable Charcoal Grill
We know, we know—the last pick was a Cuisinart. The CGG-306 one of the most expensive barbecues on this list, so we thought we’d follow that up with the cheapest, which just so happens to be a Cuisinart also. The CCG190RB is a no-frills freestanding barbeque that features a small shelf built into the legs. There’s not really much else to say. If you need something inexpensive, Cuisinart has your back.
11. Char-Broil Portable 240 Gas Grill
In terms of barbecue features, the 240 Gas Grill is fairly average. It does what it does well, but there’s nothing remarkable about it. What earned it its spot on this list is the super sturdy frame that it sits on.—no flimsy foldaway legs here.
12. JiaDa Portable Grill BBQ
This barbecue does feature foldaway legs, but not the flimsy kind. The JiaDa Portable Grill BBQ is an exercise in simplicity, making a great barbecue from sheet metal in a way that folds away to a remarkably compact size when not in use.
13. Grillerette Pro
One of the more compact designs we’re featuring, the Grillerette Pro, is a charcoal powered barbecue contained in a crockpot-looking housing with an innovative grill plate design that prevents grease from dripping onto your charcoal, thus reducing the amount of smoke your barbecue produces.
14. NOMADIQ Portable Propane Gas Grill
NOMADIQ has taken an interesting approach to make their barbecue portable. The grill can be carried around like a briefcase when not in use, but when you’re ready to start grilling, the top opens up like a clamshell, revealing a nice, wide grilling surface.
15. Techwood Electric BBQ Grill
This entry is possibly the least portable barbecue on our list, but the most convenient. This grill is powered by electricity, so you will need to think about where you plan to use it. It comes with a tall base that brings the grill up to a standing height, making it far more comfortable to use without the need for additional furniture.