Zutto - Propane adapter for Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill fire pitRegular price $240.00
The Zutto is a gas adapter kit for your existing Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill fire pit (fits Takibi M, L and XL sizes).
The Takibi is one of our very favorite camping accessories and we wanted to be able to use it safely throughout the camping season, including during wood fires restrictions. When we couldn’t find a gas adapter for it, we decided to make our own. The adapter would need be light and low profile, easy to assemble and pack, would not require any modifications to the Takibi, and of course provide heat and ambiance. After creating and testing dozens of prototypes, we landed on this design and we’re confident you’ll love it as much as we do!
The Zutto kit fits in your original Takibi carrying bag (except for M size) and allows you to have a fire going within minutes of setting up camp, all without needing any tools. It gives you instant and safe ON/OFF capability and can be used as an outdoor cooking option (we don’t recommend direct flame cooking because of soot).
By the way, “Zutto” roughly translates to “all the time” in Japanese, and “Takibi Zutto” translates to “bonfire forever.” We feel this is an excellent description of what the Zutto will bring to your camping experience.
(1) 92K BTU burner
(1) air mixer fitting
(1) laser cut aluminum plate
(1) 0-20PSI gas hose with quick-release locking socket
Lava rocks (colors may vary) with canvas carrying tote
THIS IS NOT A TOY! Please understand that this device can easily create a large flame. We are not responsible for the misuse of the Zutto. Do not use indoors or under any sort of canopy.
Which Takibi does the Zutto fit?
The Zutto fits the Takibi M, L and XL fire pits.
Technically, the Zutto can be inserted in the Takibi Small, however the 12" adapter is grossly oversized (the Small Takibi is 10.6" wide) and rests on the lower fitting instead of the walls of the fire pit. We are testing a smaller version for the Takibi Small.
Additionally, we tested an 18" burner in the Takibi XL though we found that it would only be useful in a home setting. Every component needs to be augmented (plate, regulator, air mixer fitting) as well as propane supply (a typical 20lb tank wouldn't last long at all with an 18" burner). If you are interested in a custom 18" version, please contact us directly to discuss details and pricing.
How long does a 20lb tank last?
The best answer we can give is "somewhere between 2hrs and over 10hrs." Though the burn time is obviously affected by the size of the flame, it is also affected by outdoor conditions. One 20lb tank would easily last for a few evenings of modest use, even with some daytime cooking. However if we were camping with others and wanted a larger, more "social" flame, we would bring two tanks (or ask someone to chip in) so they can be swapped should that need to happen.
To lava rock or not to lava rock?
Whether you decide to purchase lava rocks directly from us or not, we strongly suggest using them. The lava rocks help disperse the flames and make a huge difference in radiating and retaining heat. As a matter of fact, it makes such a difference that we never use our Zutto without them.
By the way, not all lava rocks are sold as, or created equal. Landscaping lava rocks for instance are often full of moisture and can be dangerous when heated (they can explode). This is true of any lava rocks if they were exposed to moisture; so if yours were left in the rain or dew, make sure you dry them off slowly with a low flame before cranking it up.
Can the Zutto be connected to natural gas?
This is kind of a tricky question. We designed the Zutto to burn efficiently with propane, which has a much hotter flame than natural gas, is much heavier and benefits from the air mixer component. That last piece is unnecessary for natural gas and could mix too much air with the gas before ignition. For these reasons, we can’t recommend connecting the Zutto to natural gas.
What about shipping?
For domestic orders, we ship these using USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes from Portland, OR. This means they should get to you within 3 days of being handed to USPS. We build some buffer in our processing as, with most of you, we too are campers and sometimes aren't home to ship these out. Most of the time, we are able to ship them the same day (for morning orders, PST) or at least the following business day.
Domestic shipping is $20 for the kit with lava rocks and $15 without the lava rocks.
For international orders, Shopify will provide shipping options.
Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill not included.