Neat & protected tank - Case is $$$
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
For what it is, it is overpriced. 5lb. gas tanks at wal-mart are 60$ or so, and a hose is 15$ or so. So out the door its probably around 85-90$. So you can figure 50-60$ or so for a carrying case & marketing. The 4' hose that comes with it worked perfect for car camping; hooked up grill and stovetop (at hip height) on flat terrain and had enough length to get some distance between heat source & tank. I personally like all my camping gear organized in cases/bags etc., and this case is specifically made for tank & hose; makes for a nice neat protected package. I put on floor of car behind drivers seat and it backseat with no problem. No more "clanging" sounds when something hits your tank or you bump it against something. The carrying case is sturdy/heavy duty (time will tell if it can take a beating). Like I said, I prefer all my gear nice & neat & visible on the shelf, so when I need it I can just grab it knowing its all set to go with hose inside. My hardware store charged me 4.50$ to fill it, so that was pretty swell. It also has the "cool" factor with the carry case; the style/colorway/strap has all the looks of a "cool" product. I don't know anything about the company history or their other products but it appears they are obviously going for a certain demographic. It caught all the guys attention when I brought it out; asking wtf that thing is? as they grabbed an IPA from their Y**i coolers. So, there marketing appears to be working. NOTE: this was also a b-day present from my wife who demanded I pick something out. UPDATE: sure enough 1 week after I got it, my brother found same exact thing at REI for 130$.