Weber Portable Barbecues

Weber is a high quality brand and their barbecue equipment highly rated. These are portable barbecues, but not for hikers. More the keep in the boot of the car kind and carry across a campsite. You can carry them to the beach though! Not the cheapest, but you pay for quality and in the long run, you’ll save money as they’re built to last.

We recommend two of their products in particular:

  • The Weber Smokey Joe Barbecue
  • The  Weber Jumbo Joe Barbecue

You can cook most things on a camp fire, but sometimes you need a little more control over the heat, and that ‘oven cooked’ effect. For that, simply, you need a barbecue with a lid. If you’ve read Thomas’s BBQ Pork Steak Recipe and want to give it a try on a ‘barbecue pit’, Weber barbecues are the ideal portable equipment.

smokeyjoeThe Weber Smokey Joe Premium Barbecue

Features of this little beauty include:

  • a 10 year guarantee;
  • a locable lid to make carrying easier;
  • 37cm cooking area;
  • anti rust aluminium vent;
  • weather proof handles.

These can even handle cooking a small Sunday joint. At home, use as a table top barbecue to enjoy on warm and even milder summer evenings.

The Weber Jumbo Joe Barbecue

A size yet still portable version of the Smokey Joe with a 50cm cooking area. Suitable for the larger crowd, and can handle a leg of lamb!


  • High Quality;
  • Large cooking area;
  • Versatile cooking including roasting.


  • Weight… it’s 9kg, but like me, it won’t blow over in a strong wind!

Ever fancied cooking pulled pork? Check out the Youtube video below which shows how it’s done on the Jumbo Joe. How better to judge if something’s right for you than to see it in action.


Yellowstone Pac-Flat BBQ

yellowstoneHaving a barbecue with you is handy when you need a bit of extra cooking space and the campsite doesn’t allow bonfires (boooo).

We hunted around for a while for a decent portable barbecue which folds up small enough to slip in a rucksack and doesn’t fall apart after two uses. Cost was another factor. We like cheap! For the price of a couple of disposable barbecues (which we don’t like as the coals are too close to the food) you really can’t go wrong.

Now it’s not large enough to feed a family of six, but for one to two people it’ll do fine. We’ve used this as a mini-raised fire pit in the past to keep us warm at night (and to toast marshmallows on!). It’s also small enough to keep permanently in the boot of your car with a bag of charcoal.

The dimensions when opened at 22cm x 31cm x 31cm ,Size closed: 31cm x 4.5cm x 20cm and it’s made from stainless steel. The steel won’t stay shiny after use, but we call that character.

Use instant light charcoal bags for convenience. They’re a perfect size!