Coleman F1 Lite Lantern

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Bought this as a replacement for my Excursion Lantern.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30

Bought this as a replacement for my Excursion Lantern. The Excursion still is a great compact lantern but it uses the PowerMax fuel, which is not always readily available and special push on mantles that are not only hard to find but expensive ($4 for a two pack).

The F1 Lantern is, as advertised, very light and takes up a minimal amount of space in your pack, also comes with a nice little stuff sack. The mantles are very easy to replace and the most durable I have ever used (only on my second one after five trips). The light is much brighter than the Excursion and very controllable. Once it is at it's brightest, simply back off on the control a bit and you won't be burning more fuel than is necessary.

The last trip was this past January on the AT in North Georgia. Temperature dropped to below 15 degrees after dark. I just kept my small SnowPeak can in my coat for about and hour, attached it to the lantern and it fired right up!

I have used the lantern with fuel cans from Coleman, MSR, SnowPeak and Jet Boil and it works great with all of them. If you like to have a lantern when you camp, and I do, this is the one. Light, efficient, and uses commonly available fuel.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Coleman's F1 Lite Lantern page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Compact lighting for camp with the Coleman Exponent F1 Lite Lantern. Operates on resealable butane/propane cartridge for ease of use. Operates on resealable butane/propane cartridge.Light cable handle for easy transport.Durable, detachable mesh globe.Access hole in mesh globe for simple match lighting.Size: 5.38 in. x 3.38 in. x 3 in.Candle Power: 24Burn Time: 9 hrs. on high.Weight (without fuel): 3.2 oz.Fuel cartridge not included.

- Campmor

The Coleman F1 Lite Lantern throws off a healthy glow, and weighs just 3.2oz detached from its fuel supply. It's a classic little propane lamp that's perfect for your Alaskan cabin, campsite, or back porch. The F1 Lite is refreshingly simple, with just a mesh mantle guard, wire fuel toggle, and connecting valve making up the entire lantern. Snap it onto a fuel canister, light it up, and illuminate your secret getaway spot whether it's miles from nowhere or right in your back yard.


The Coleman F1 Lite Lantern, is a super lightweight light, and an excellent addition to any camping trip.

- Altrec Outdoors

Extremely lightweight and compact, Coleman F1 Liteā„¢ lantern illuminates your backcountry adventures without weighing you down. Mesh globe detaches with a simple twist, creating easy access to the mantle; access hole in the globe lets you easily light the lantern with a match. Hang the lantern and transport it around your campsite with removable wire handle. Screws onto a butane/propane canister, sold separately. Reinforced carrying case protects the lantern while it's in your backpack. Includes one slip-on mantle.


Coleman F1 Lite Lantern


The Coleman F1 Lite Lantern is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 6, 2012 at Campmor.

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