Hulisen collapsible camping kettle review: is this ultra-lightweight camping kettle the best fit for your needs?
Hulisen Collapsible Camping Kettle Review
The Hulisen portable camping kettle is made from a durable stainless steel base with a foldable silicone body – perfect for packing up small and tucking away until you need it on your camping trip. It is best used on an electric stove, although can also be used over a controlled flame – as it has no whistle, however, we would advise keeping an eye on it while your water boils!
The kettle has a 1.2-litre capacity and makes the perfect light-weight yet durable camping kettle for your next trip outdoors.
- Extremely lightweight, compact design
- 100% food-grade BPA-free silicone design
- Stainless steel bottom
- Built-in locking handle
- No whistle
- Risk of melting if left over the fire for extended periods of time
- Relatively expensive for the small capacity
What to look for in a camping kettle:
Weight & Size
If you’re going to be hiking into your campsite, the last thing you want is an enormous, bulky kettle weighing you down. Likewise, if you’re tight for space in your car or campervan, a smaller, more light-weight design is going to be useful.
Bear in mind, however, that the more compact designs typically have a smaller capacity, so large groups may prefer having a bigger kettle to accommodate everyone.
How many people do you need your camping kettle for? 1 person can get by with a small camping kettle with a 1-litre capacity, while two people may be comfortable with a small kettle if you only need it for a cup of coffee in the morning.
As a guide, a 2-litre capacity kettle should be suitable for 2-3 people. Larger groups may want to consider getting more than one kettle.
Most camping kettles range between £8 – £15, depending on the material used in the kettles construction and the overall capacity.
Remember, the cheapest kettle isn’t always the best kettle – sometimes it’s worth investing it a more expensive one if it will last you longer.
A heat-resistant handle is a valuable feature for a camping kettle, so you can easily remove it from the heat when ready without having to find a cloth to protect your hands.
What’s more, some kettles have foldable handles which can be useful for packing up and saving space.
A whistling camping kettle ensures you don’t forget about your water while it’s boiling over the stove – a good feature if you’ve got limited water or time! If you know you’re likely to forget about your kettle while doing other things, investing in one with a whistle can be a good idea.