Coleman Roadtrip LX Portable Propane Grill
The Coleman Roadtrip LX lives up to its name; it is a propane grill well suited for the road. Whether you are going camping, tailgating, or picnicking. It is built around a concept of high mobility, easy storage, and high endurance usage. This grill can be lugged to the top of a snowy peak and still deliver you delicious mouth-watering grilled meat at a moments notice. That’s not something to merely shake a pair of tongs at.
The Roadtrip LX from Coleman eschews standard grill design and instead opts for a single piece grill and lid complete with a collapsible and removable stand. This allows you to forget the stand all together and utilize the grill as a tabletop device. This adds both to the overall mobility and versatility of this off-roading road trip grill.
When it comes to the actual grilling, the two independent burners operate in conjunction with 20,000 BTU’s of heat. Thanks to the PerfectFlow tech, reasonable cold conditions will have little effect on the grill’s performance. This means you can reliably cook at temperatures that would typically make other grills inoperable or function poorly.
The cooking surface is a 285 square inch cooking plate that can be switched out with other surfaces – giving you even more customizability and versatility. Add-ons allow you to replace your grill grates with griddles or stove grates if you so desire.
Construction & Ease of Assembly
This portable propane grill requires little in the way of assembly. The collapsible stand is easy to put up and down. All in all set up takes a few minutes. Unlike other grills, this device comes in a much more complete condition due to the nature of its use as a mobile cooking platform. You won’t be needing to spend half a day assembling anything here. The grill itself weighs around 25 pounds, the stand brings it up to just above 50 pounds. Safe to say that unless you have an extra U.S. Marine around, the stand is getting left behind on longer treks.
A powerful grill that can operate in a multitude of conditions. You can rely on it to handle almost anything you can throw at it. Since the burners operate independently, you could sear a piece of meat while slow roasting a potato on the other side. Building on the theme of versatility found with this grill, the lid of the grill can be removed in order to allow you to use large stock pots.
Interchangeable 285 square inch cooking area with two independent burners. Not the most massive grill, but an optimal size for getting it around quickly. This is a rare case where they purposely didn’t increase the surface area in order to ensure the grill can still function as a mobile platform – and for its niche use, that becomes an asset.
Many of the unique features of this grill emphasize ease of transport and keeping things efficient. Tools hooks and the collapsible stand (telescopic legs allow it to remain mobile and transportable itself) make sure you are organized and taking up as little space as possible.
The Coleman PerfectFlow cold weather system is utilized in this grill to ensure you get a constant propane pressure at every setting and at every temperature. This means that it allows you to operate the grill in temperatures that would cause other devices to begin to malfunction. This same system has been used in a multitude of other Coleman devices, such as propane lamps, to great effect and is far from a gimmicky add-on.
Outside of the main operations, the grill has a lot of possible extra add-ons and features you can purchase to really allow you to make something specific to your needs. The grill comes with a Swaptop™ compatible grill grate/griddle that can be changed out to your preference – allowing you a diverse range of cooking options and styles while on the move. Optional grills are sold separately.
When it comes time to get cooking, The Instastart™ button ignition gets you up and running quickly, and the dials allow you to control the heat output with a high degree of accuracy.
Ease to Clean
The Coleman RoadTrip is a breeze to clean thanks to the easily deconstructed build – the water pan grease tray is easily removed and replaced. You can get this thing up and cooking and then cleaned and stored in very little time. In fact, most would argue this is its best asset. It is a low maintenance, low worry, durable and effective grill. You will likely want to opt for the optional non-stick cast iron grill plates.
3-year limited warranty. This covers both defective materials and workmanship. This is a shorter warranty than many would like, but when you look at the mobile nature of the device, you can understand the manufacturer’s concern for user damages and misuse.
This grill has a fine lifespan when properly treated and maintained.
The Coleman Roadtrip LX is one of the best grills out there for the avid camper or outdoorsmen. Easy to use, practical and portable. If you need something cold weather durable for your tailgating events, something you could lug up a mountain, something easy to set up at a moments notice in your backyard, or just something that can grill a mean piece of meat – The Coleman RoadTrip LX will meet your expectations. Get in, get cookin, get out.
- Burns hot quickly and even in cold weather.
- Cleans easy with the optional griddles.
- Very portable.
- Portability means you have limited grill space.
- Some cast of the iron cooktops are as heavy as the grill.
- Some pieces feel flimsy and require parenting when on the move.