A recent study by Fact.MR indicates that about 300,000 units of camping stoves were sold in 2018, and sales are expected to rise by around 4% in 2019. Overall, Fact.MR expects U.S. camping gear and accessories sales to reach $30 billion annually.
Fuel efficiency has been lately emerging as an important attribute, dictating product innovations in the camping stoves landscape, says the report. In resonance with this trend, some of the leading players are already pioneering the game of introducing ‘energy-efficient’ camping stoves on the market. Johnson Outdoors recently developed a breakthrough “FluxRing” technology that utilizes a greater surface area, to achieve minimal boiling time, and thus improved fuel efficiency, the research pointed out.
“With a sizeable cluster of conscientious consumers ready to pay a premium for fuel-efficient products, it is highly likely that this trend wave will expand at a brisk pace and eventually come of age over the next couple of decades,” said the research firm. In line with the expanding global sustainability drive, the camping stoves market is also witnessing the rise of electricity-generating camping stoves that are powered by biofuels and generate electricity. Furthermore, solar-powered camping stoves are likely to gain popularity in the camping stoves market in coming years.”
According to the study, grilling also has been among the most sought-after functions by consumers, in addition to mere cooking, when purchasing camping stoves. The effectiveness of camping stoves in terms of grilling and simmering will thus continue to influence the manufacturers’ portfolio of offerings, said Fact.MR.
“Moreover, flexible legs, smolder control, flattops, tabletops, and effective wind protection are some of the prominent features of camping stoves that are being demanded by consumers,” said Fact.MR.
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