I’m a sucker for anything made from composite materials, and I also happen to enjoy grilling. So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw The Lite Cylinder Company’s line of fiberglass propane tanks. The tanks don’t just look cool — they’re safer as well. They won’t rust, and you can tell how much fuel is left just by looking at ’em.
The Lite Cylinders are 20 pound fiberglass tanks surrounded by a protective plastic cage. They weigh 40% less than a standard steel tank and won’t ever corrode. The translucent nature of the fiberglass also allows you to see how much propane is left for grilling (or fueling your forge, etc.).
Perhaps the most interesting feature is that they don’t explode when exposed to fire. When exposed to the high heat of a fire the gas will seep out slowly rather than bursting. And at about $100, they’re not unreasonable — but not a impulse buy, either.