If the ‘PCS’ bit of Coleman FyreStorm PCS sounds familiar it’s because it stands for Personal Cooking System, a term first coined by JetBoil for their integrated one-pot camping stoves.
So the new Coleman is an all-in-one cooking system then? Hmmm… sort of. The FyreStorm has its own dedicated 1.3L hard anodised pot with a transparent lid complete with draining holes plus an integrated windshield and a burner that sits directly under the pot, but there’s one major difference…
No Heat Exchanger
Unlike the JetBoil and similar systems, the Coleman has a remote gas-canister linked to the burner by a braided steel covered gas-line rather than one that screws directly onto the burner and sits directly under the pot.
On top of that, the Coleman lacks a swanky pot-base heat-exchanger and the screw-together pot and heat-shield sit on the burner rather than being attached to it.
There are advantages to this approach. The Coleman sits lower to the ground than other PCS stoves and feels more stable as a result, having the simmer control on top of the canister rather than tucked away on the business end of things makes it easier to use and you can lift the pot and windshield off the burner more easily.
The downsides are that it’s not quite as neat as an all-in-one design. And you can’t use it as a hanging stove if you unaccountably morph into a high-altitude mountaineer