NOMAD’s story begins with a simple need for a portable grill that wouldn’t rust out or fall apart mid-adventure. Tired of the quasi-disposable, stamped steel and barely bolted contraptions that flood the market, they set out to build a better grill — one they could take places, one that could keep up, and one they’d be proud to show up and cook with.

The result is the NOMAD Grill & Smoker: a premium-quality, high-performance, ultra-versatile charcoal grill & smoker—the perfect portable provision for the pitmaster-on-the-move.

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The folks at Epicurious say there’s nothing quite like the Nomad, which they’ve anointed “the best portable grill on the market.”

NOMAD’s charcoal grill & smoker starts with an outer casing that houses two heavy-duty, cast aluminum cookboxes that make up over 60% of the total assembly weight. All that mass ensures the grill holds heat in incredibly well and maintains stable smoking temps for hours on end. “We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork out of live-fire cooking and low & slow smoking,” says Co-Founder John Veatch. “Our grill is ideal for both low- and high-temperature grilling. And unlike other portable grills, the NOMAD is built like tank and as rugged—and packable—a grill as they come.”

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Each grill comes with a sizeable stainless steel grate with the option to add a second to double your grate space and pack 425 square inches of total cooking space (enough space to grill up to 30 burgers at once) into a 31-pound package. “We’re thrilled to announce the next generation of our NOMAD Grill & Smoker that includes new features like twice the ventilation (now four vents instead of two) for better heat control and increased airflow. We’ve also introduced quick-release silicone feet for easier customization moving forward on this new V2 unit,” says Co-Founder Cam Leggett.

Part grill, part smoker, all-purpose performance for grilling on-the-go, the NOMAD Grill & Smoker leads an arsenal of premium provisions for the barbecue enthusiast. NOMAD also offers outdoor cooking gear including a BBQ tool set, chef knife, premium charcoal, fire starters and more grill tools and accessories launching soon—all over-engineered to outlast and outperform the competition at home or on the roam.

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A revolt against cut-rate kettles and powder coated camp cookers, the NOMAD Grill & Smoker is adventure-grade grilling made for the pitmaster on-the-move. NOMAD touts toughness & durability in an incredibly compact carrying case with an unsurpassed weight-to-grate ratio and performance that rivals any other grill or smoker. A high-performance charcoal grill & smoker designed for home or on-the-roam. See all the reasons NOMAD is changing the grill game: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Grill Game

You can find their grills online at or at NOMAD’s showroom in Bishop Arts, in the heart of North Oak Cliff.

See their grills in action on Instagram at @NomadGrills.