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Portable Buddy Heater

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An evolution in powerful and portable heating, the Mr Heater Buddy Propane Gas Heater is a robust and lightweight solution for instant heat when and where you need it.

With the push of a button, the Buddy Heater delivers variable heat up to 9000 BTU/hr from a 450g disposable Propane cylinder (not included).

Also featuring a low oxygen and a tip over shut-off safety features, the Buddy Heater is backed by a 3-year warranty making it a safe and reassuring purchase for your outdoor heating needs.

  • 4000 – 9000 BTU/hr
  • Runtime up to 3 hrs on high, 6 hrs on low
  • Low oxygen shutoff system
  • Tip-over safety shut-off
  • Push button ignition
  • Fold down handle
  • Operates from 450gm disposable Propane cylinder
  • 3-year warranty
  • Outdoor use only 
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External Dimensions:
34.3W x 38.2H x 20.4D cm
Packed Dimensions:
38.2L x 34.3W x 20.4H cm
Steel | Plastic
Fuel Type:
Fuel Consumption:
189 g/hr
Gas Fitting to Appliance:
Run Time:
HIGH - 3 hrs | LOW - 6 hrs
3.6 Kg
3 Year
Staff tip:Operate the Buddy Heater from an LPG bottle with one of the optional hose kits listed below.
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Aug 26 2017

Mr Buddy is terrific

I bought with the gas bottle hose connector to use with 2kg lpg bottles.
I love how easy it is to use and how effective it is. Lasts well, I guess about 12 hours or so on low heat on a 2 kg bottle. A great cosy, portable solution. Recommended..

- Penrith
Aug 11 2017

Portable gas heater

Great prompt delivery, haven't tried it as yet

- Cameron Park
Jul 06 2017

Portable Gas Heater

Yet to use the heater on the road but our practice seemed easy and effective. The service from Snowys was fantastic, prompt and efficient. Thanks.

- Gympie Qld
Jul 04 2017


This is an awesome bit of kit. Easy to use and works a treat!

- Fitzroy Crossing WA
Jun 28 2017

Portable Buddy Heater

It puts out a lot of heat for it's size and is very well made. Very quick delivery from Snowys.

- Blackheath
Jun 22 2017

Portable Buddy Heater

Does exactly what it says. Definately hook it up to a larger gas cylinder. Only need a hose it has its own regulator inside the unit. The heat output it fantastic.

- Jindalee Perth
Jun 18 2017

Mr Heater

Great Heater, it certainly pumps out the heat for a small unit, downside you'll go through plenty of disposable propane cans. Unless you buy a hose to use with a bigger gas cylinder.. Would recommend to others...

- Melbourne
Jun 16 2017


Great heater and I refill it from my gas bottles on the caravan fantastic

- Shepparton
May 13 2017

Mr Heater Buddy

Thanks Snowys you were the cheapest and couldn't believe we received our order within 4 Days and we live in the Far South of Tasmania. Will be recommending you to all our friends and I will be shopping with you first for any camp equipment from now on. The Heater is Fantastic no more cold nights for us when we are out camping. Easy to use and toasty warm. Love the Safety Features. We have hooked up to LPG and is great.

- Hastings Tasmania
May 05 2017

Thanks Mr Heater Buddy keeping me warm

Snowys was the best price I found anywhere for the Mr Heater Buddy and it even arrived in record time before the Easter break rush. It heated our poptop van perfectly on the two-degree morning and cold evenings. Even had to turn it off and on again because it got too hot, but then our van is small so it didn't take much to heat it up. I also loved the fact that it didn't take too much of a bump for the auto shut-off to kick in, which made me confidence about in having it inside our van.

- Hobart
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What type of hose to connect Mr Heater with 20lb LPG bottle?1 answer

Hi, I am thinking about using a 20lb LPG bottle to connect to this heater but not sure what type of hose to use.

- Winston Hills(1 year ago)

Hi Kate, a 20lb or 9kg bottle will usually have a POL fitting, if so the Primus POL Cylinder Hose Kit will do the trick for you. Other cylinders will have a 3/8 BSP for which you would need the Primus 3/8 Cylinder Hose Kit.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Regulator Needed?1 answer

Do you need a regulator if you intend to use a 9kg POL bottle?

- Ceduna(1 year ago)

G'day Karen, 

All you'll need is a Cylinder Hose Kit with a POL fitting like this one from Primus to use the Mr Heater Portable Buddy Heater with a 9kg gas bottle. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

What heating can you recommend for camper vans? 1 answer

Am looking for something small, not too expensive, not heavy and to which I can easily attach gas or battery to. I would not keep it on once I go to bed. Thanks

- Melbourne(1 year ago)
Hi Emmy, For your use, the Mr Heater Portable Buddy Heater is most likely the best option. While it can't be connected to a battery source for power, it can be used with either gas cartridges or LPG gas bottles with the right gas hose connection. This makes it nice and portable. I will stipulate, no gas heater should be used in a confined space without ventilation. This is very important, as Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can put you to permanent sleep if you don't have enough ventilation. So cracking a window would be a good idea. Though these little heaters pack a nice warm punch, have a low oxygen shut off system & a tip-over safety shut off in-built into the heater for added safety. See our blog on gas heaters below for some more info.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Would this be safe in an art studio space1 answer

I'm looking for something to heat an art studio space approx. 6m X 10 m with high ceilings. Would this be considered an 'enclosed pace'?

- MELBOURNE, VIC(1 year ago)

G'day Bev - I really can't be prescriptive on things like this. We have to and ought to give you the relevant information and it's up to you what you do with is. These heaters are marked as 'outdoors only' and that's because they can produce carbon monoxide. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but we have to cover our backsides. Cheers, Paul

- Snowy(1 year ago)

Can it be connected to a bayonet fitting?1 answer

Can we purchase a 3m bayonet fitting/hose to connect this to our caravan cylinders

- STREAKY BAY, SA(1 year ago)
G'day Clint - Nope. The Buddy has an inbuilt regulator as would your caravan cylinders. You'll need to run it off another bottle - directly into a POL fitting. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Is it safe to use in a caravan 1 answer

Is it safe to use in a caravan with windows slightly open for ventilation?

- Moruya NSW(1 year ago)
It is not recommended to use this type of heater in confined spaces Aztec and I would class a caravan, even with the windows open, as being a confined space. The dangers in using these in such conditions is the by-product of the burnt gas, this will help you doze off to sleep and never wake up in the morning - not a risk I would be willing to take.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Do you also sell accessories such as the connector hose and fuel filter to connect the heater to a bigger bottle?1 answer

- Athelstone(3 years ago)
We do Helena, if you search for item codes 40620 and 40619 on our website you will see one for a 3/8 BSP gas bottle, and another one for a POL bottle. There is no need for a fuel filter with these.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Why does this take so long to light?1 answer

It takes a long time to get the pilot flame lit on my heater, is this normal?

- Snowys(3 years ago)
This is normal. When you first connect a cylinder it takes a while for the gas to run through the lines within the heater. We recommend following this procedure: 1. Turn selector knob to pilot. 2. Push until it clicks and hold for 5 seconds. 3. Release and repeat. You may need to do this for a few minutes before the gas starts to flow.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Can I use this inside my tent?2 answers

Just wondering if I can use this inside a tent, with little air flow?

- MOUNT HUTTON, NSW(3 years ago)

We use ours to warm the tent up on freezing nights,before we go to bed,but you should leave a couple of windows open slightly. Never go to sleep with any fuel burning device in an enclosed space. Ever!

- ALDINGA BEACH, SA(3 years ago)
G'day Gavin, We wouldn't recommend using this (or any other gas heaters) in a fully enclosed area like a tent. I personally love to use mine under my front awning with a cup of tea - the warmth still carries through into the tent.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
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