Coleman C300/C500 Performance Screw On Gas Cartridge, for Camping Stoves, Compact and Resealable Canister
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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. 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.
In case you were thinking it’s a case of only me who had this issue, that’s simply not the case. If you read this discussion, you’ll see there are many others, experienced campers too, who also found Coleman’s gas to be unreliable. I simply used a product within the limits of operation it’s advertised to work, and it failed. Please don’t try to paint that as somehow my failure.Allow me to tell you about Coleman’s response: they refuse to accept any responsibility, and (excuse the pun) proceeded to gas-light me. Here’s what they said: Exactly, I’ve used that exact same gas with bit a jetboil and a teangia gas burner and never had problems in minus temps.
I have learned my lesson: NEVER use Coleman Performance gas! I very strongly urge you to avoid their products, because it seems to me they may well have a quality-control issue. At best, not disclosing quite openly the limitations of their product also raises questions about their integrity. Trust is a binary thing: you either trust someone, or you don’t. Coleman’s product failed me, and I gave them the opportunity to deal with that in a constructive manner. They didn’t, and instead opted to suggest it was my failure. I wasn’t after compensation. I wasn’t after free products. I most certainly wasn’t after them trying to blame me for their product’s failure! Not just me WillCycle Supporters help keep the lights on here, and get an ad-free experience for less than 7p per day.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.” The problem you’re running into is the wrong stove for the conditions. It appears you’re using a stove that screws onto a gas canister with the valve of the gas canister facing up. 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.
And that simply means that you cannot trust it. After all, it’s a gamble whether or not Coleman Performance Gas will or will not work. YOU may be happy to take that gamble, but certainly am not. In cold weather camping, I need to be able to trust in, and rely on my kit. As I’ve clearly demonstrated, Coleman Performance Gas is (at best) unreliable. Anyone who is happy to go cold-weather camping with known-to-be unreliable critical kit needs to give their head a wobble. To add insult to injury, when you raise this legitimate concern with Coleman, they immediately blame you. To be fair, Ed also blamed me, and you implied blame, which raises the question of whether the pair of you works for Coleman in some capacity, and are simply trying to do a not-so-subtle PR exercise to undo brand damage.