What is it?

A versatile and compact camping stove with innovative cooking technology.

As any seasoned camper knows, secluded spots don't tend to come with a choice of fine-dining establishments. If the prospect of dehydrated camping food is unpalatable, then the Campingaz 600 SG Series Stove could be the solution.

Good Points?

The compact unit packs down to 63x42x18cm meaning it can easily fit into most vehicles, yet when constructed is a fully functioning stove with two burners and two side tables to hold all your utensils.

Powerful 4400W burners with Xcelerate technology boast "real-life" boiling times twice as fast as many other stoves. The WindBlock pan support feature, meanwhile, creates a barrier around the burner to deflect the wind and protect the flame.

A piezo ignition system adds to the ease of use while maintaining control of temperature. A 5kg gas cylinder gives 16 hours of run time and a litre of water can be boiled in under 10 minutes. An ability to cook, grill and toast is ideal for family and group meals.

Bad points?

The unit weighs close to 11kg minus any gas canisters which means it's quite a beast. This can be a logistical issue if your parking spot is not close to your chosen cooking location.

Best for ...

Those seeking to enjoy high quality al fresco cooking while camping.

Avoid if ...

Not even the prospect of glamping could tempt you from checking into to a five-star hotel.

Score: 8/10.

Campingaz 600 SG Series Stove, £169.99 (campingaz.com/uk)