This Coleman Charcoal Grill is a great addition to the camping trip for several reasons. Firstly, it performs really well. Some folks don't really like to cook over charcoal because of heat up time and clean up; but, the design and performance of this unit far outweighs those downsides. Secondly, it is very compact and lightweight so it is not heavy to back or unwiedly to carry into the campsite. Despite it being compact, it does permit a considerable amount to be cooked on the grilling surface. Thirdly, this product is very durable. Although I have not abused my unit, I do have family members who also bought this product and theirs have considerable surface damage. Despite the dents and dings, theirs like mine, just keeps on working! Lastly, its durability has passed the test of time. By this I mean, that this unit was one that my family used for many years and for several generations. Good design never goes out of style and that is evidenced in this grill. For the nostalgic among us, this is a great product that has moved from the bygone era to the current era seamlessly.