Using those compact propane canisters for your power needs outdoors? Very convenient. Problem is, most of those things are meant for disposal as soon as they’re used, making them incredibly wasteful. The Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe offers outdoor fans a reusable alternative.
According to the outfit, 48 million of those disposable single-use propane canisters end up in landfills every year. That’s a ton, making a reusable option highly necessary for anyone who cares about environmental sustainability. Simply put, if you don’t want to contribute to the mess, you might want to trade in those disposable canisters for one of these instead.
The Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe consists of a five-pound gas tank (it looks like a miniature version of those 20-pound tanks people hook up to a gas grill) and a bag that you can use to carry it discreetly in a more convenient manner. Able to hold 1.2 gallons of propane at a time, each one is equivalent to five standard propane canisters, giving you a decent supply of gas for all your cooking, heating, and coffee-making needs at camp. It’s more cost-effective, too, as a single refill of the tank costs in the same range as one propane canister, giving you five times more fuel for spending the same amount of money. And you get all that without adding to the planet’s ever-growing waste.
Each tank comes with a hose that you screw onto the tank valve and connect to the appliance you want to power using an included adapter, so it should be as easy to use as any propane canister. You can also keep it in the bag the entire time it’s powering an appliance, making it a whole lot more discreet than typical propane solutions. The tank, by the way, is certified by the DOT to last for 12 years, with the option to have it recertified after that, in case it’s still in good condition.
The Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe comes with a cylinder-shaped molded case that’s designed to fit the tank in a snug manner, ensuring the tank won’t be moving around the whole time it sits inside. Equipped with a sturdy tank cradle, a thick protective pad, and durable fabric on the exterior, the case both insulates the propane and protects the tank from impact, leaving it shielded from the surrounding temperatures and preventing any damage when it sustains any kind of impact. A heavy-duty handle made from durable webbing with internal padding makes it easy to carry in hand, while MOLLE webbing on two levels make it easy to strap down and secure it to your pack, so it doesn’t roll around during transport.
Never had propane refilled before? Not a problem, as you can refill the tank at any local service station. There are also many stores (e.g. Costco, Murdoch’s) that refill propane tanks – just do a quick check online to find ones near your location. And yes, refilling should be more economical than exchanging tanks, too, so it’s a better option all around.
The Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe is available now, priced at $149.99.