Coleman Matchlight vs Classic

Eating a hot meal is a great morale boost after a long day of hiking. After crunching through granola and protein bars all day its nice to have something a little more ‘normal’ to eat.

Being able to rely on a camping stove is a huge quality-of-life improvement when you are outdoors. After a long day of hiking or setting up your camp site, the last thing you want to do is spend extra time hunched over a stove trying to get the burners lit.

Coleman Camping Stoves

Coleman has a long track record of making camping stoves you can rely on to improve your outdoor experience. In this article we compare two of their top models – the Classic and the Triton, a match lit stove.

We chose the Triton out of Coleman’s match lighted stoves to compare to the Coleman Classic because it is the most similar in size and features. There are two other Coleman match light stoves but they only have a single burner. They include:

The Coleman Perfect Flow Grill Stove, which is a single burner unit with 130 square inches of grilling space. This stove is much smaller than the ones we review in more detail on this page.

The single burner Coleman Powerpack Propane Stove has no wind guards and only makes 7,500 BTUs on the highest output setting. The categories where it really shines are the weight and the size.

Coming in at a featherweight 2.2 pounds makes it one of the lightest camping stoves out there. Additionally, the smallĀ 12.5 x 13.4 x 4 inch size makes it incredibly space conscious.

Let’s get back to the main stoves we are here to review, the Coleman Triton and the Coleman Classic.

Coleman Matchlight vs Classic

In our review of the Coleman Triton and Coleman Classic stoves we will highlight the differences and similarities between the two so you can be the judge about which one serves you best.

Here is a quick rundown of the similarities they share:

  • Dual burners with independent temperature controls
  • Wind guards on three sides
  • Burn propane as a fuel source
  • Removable, chrome plated cooking grates
  • Stainless steel drip pansIf you are interested in their differences then read on. Otherwise you can check them out on Amazon using the links below.

Coleman Triton Camping Stove

Coleman Classic Camping Stove

Below we describe the differences in size and BTUs.

Dimensions

The Coleman Triton is 5.8 x 23.1 x 13.9 inches while Coleman Classic is slightly smaller in all dimensions at 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches.

At first glance these look pretty similar in size. However, there is actually a 33% difference in size between the two. The Triton is 1.078 cubic feet while the Coleman Classic is much smaller atĀ 0.712 cubic feet.

BTUs and Cooking

Here we see the space and weight savings of the Coleman Classic giving a slight disadvantage when it comes to heat output. The Coleman Classic has two 10,000 BTU burners while the Triton cranks out 11,000 BTUs on each of its burners.

Unfortunately there is no clear winner here. The Coleman Classic offers a 33% smaller size while the Triton has a 10% advantage when it comes to output.

Assuming you do not need to heat large quantities of water, we recommend the Classic because of its weight savings. With this recommendation we are also assuming that you will be using lighter and thinner pans on your stove that will transfer heat well and reduce the overall weight of your pack.

Coleman Triton Camping Stove

Coleman Classic Camping Stove

Camping Stoves

This is one article in our series of camping stove reviews. Be sure to check our site for more reviews by using the search bar on the right hand side near the top of the page. Other articles feature MSR, Jetboil and of course Coleman.
For a more general read about camping stoves and the features you may want to consider, check out this article.

Camp Chef Teton vs Everest

Having a warm meal while you are out in the wilderness is a great way to bring some of the comforts of home with you. It can be nice to have a break from protein bars and granola once in a while.

The Camp Chef Teton and Camp Chef Everest are two stoves that come in handy for this type of task. In this article we compare features to help you make the decision between the two when planning your next trip.

Camp Chef Teton vs Everest

In our review of the Camp Chef Teton and Everest stoves we will highlight the differences and similarities between the two so that you can be the judge about which one serves you best.

Here is a quick rundown of the similarities they share:

  • Dual burners with independent ignition and temperature controls
  • Wind guards on three sides
  • Burn propane as a fuel source
  • Removable cooking grates
  • Stainless steel drip pans
  • Part of the Mountain Series of Camp Chef Stoves

If you are interested in their differences then read on. Otherwise you can check them out on Amazon using this link.

Dimensions

Camp Chef Teton is an excellent choice if space is a concern. If you are trying to fit a stove in your pack or in your vehicle the Teton is one of the more compact two burner camp stoves on the market today.

The Teton measures 21.5 x 12.5 x 4 inches while the Everest is slightly larger and measures 23.5 x 13.5 x 4 inches.

This space can be valuable if you are packing for a multi-day trip, especially if you need to carry it on your back. In that scenario the other big consideration will be weight.

Weight

Camp Chef Teton really shines in this category coming in at a featherweight 9.6 pounds. The Everest stove weighs 12 pounds. The weight difference between the two stoves is significant if you are planning on covering any significant distance or changes in elevation.

If you are keen on portability, the Camp Chef Teton will be your perfect choice while those who are looking for excellent cooking capability will settle on the Everest stove. As we point out in the next section of this article the trade off in weight comes at a price when it comes to BTU output.

BTUs

Camp Chef Teton stove is powered by two 10,000 BTU burners while the Everest stove can crank out 20,000 BTUs from each of its burners.

This is where the big trade off really comes in. Most of the other features between these two stoves have been pretty close so far. Having half the BTUs can add a lot of time if you need to boil water.

The Everest stove can withstand strong winds when cooking with its flame not becoming extinguished compared to the Camp Chef stove due to the high pressure in the emission of cooking gas.

Be sure to check out these and other camping stove in the Camp Chef Mountain Series.

Camping Stoves

This is one article in our series of camping stove reviews. Be sure to check our site for more reviews by using the search bar on the right hand side near the top of the page. Other articles feature MSR, Jetboil and of course Coleman.

For a more general read about camping stoves and the features you may want to consider, check out this article.