I was thinking someone should wind-test a bunch of portable and marine
grills. Then I got to wondering if anyone already has.
Not according to Google
. However, I did find a lot of grill reviews
. Most were aimed at patio use, but a few were focused on portables.
introduced a new player, the Coleman RoadTrip, which I hadn't heard of before. Seems a little bulky. But the Weber came in 2nd, and was noted to have good performance in the wind
(although they seemed more concerned about the cover slamming shut or the drip tray liner blowing away than having the flame blow out.
An article on TheBoatGalley site
didn't really add much to the discussion, except to mention that some have reported varying results with Magma kettles in the wind (same as here.)
didn't even mention wind, but it was very favorable toward the Weber overall, for a bunch of other reasons.
Another good source is Amazon reviews
. Most of these are from actual users, and although any random sampling of humans includes some who are totally clueless, the Weber Q1000 gets high praise. Search the reviews for "wind" and lots of folks were saying they bought it because their old grill
was prone to blowing out. There's even a specific question
about wind, and 4 out of 6 say good things. One didn't understand the question, and one said it sucks in the wind.
All this research
is pushing me toward the Weber, but I suspect the final answer will be finding a way to erect a wind screen
around whatever grill I'm using when needed.