Fuel-Burning Lanterns

Brands

Coleman
UCO
Primus
Snow Peak
GSI
L.L.Bean
Kovea
Soto
Northern Lights
REI

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Fuel-Burning Lantern Reviews

Coleman 2 Mantle Propane Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Works great. Lasts long. It's a great product. It does exactly what it says it will. Reliable. I would buy it again. Full review

UCO Micro Candle Lantern

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I didn't expect much, but this lantern still disappointed me. I own an UCO led lantern and think it is an excellent product. I own an UCO Original candle lantern and it is a pretty good piece of kit. So with this tiny lantern we have an unreliable slide mechanism, cheap materials, and minimal light output. UCO, what were you thinking? I got nothin' here. Full review

UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Nice ambiance, but a headlamp outshines it without the fire risk. I've had one since 1997. Used it a few times on backpack trips. Gives OK light output, but not focused, and not super bright. It's only one candle after all. I stopped using it once the ultra-small headlamps came out. Why use a candle when you can have focused, brighter light and an extra set of batteries takes up less space and weight? Plus, I was always a little nervous with a flame inside a nylon tent. Full review

Primus EasyLight

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The only reason I can't give the Primus Easylight a perfect score is because they're so expensive. Other than that they are incredibly well built and the travel boxes make transporting them 100% worry free. The mantles are light years better than any other brands. I've been using the same mantle for years and amazingly they never fall apart. I love them, and am very happy that I was forced into buying them during a storm that had emptied the shelves of everything but. Now that I've got them, I'd… Full review

UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars My most reliable light. I've used my original UCO for 20 years and it just keeps on going. I picked up another one this past summer at REI's garage sale so my girls have one to use too. With the several years of camp fire bans here in CO having that little flicker of light tricks the mind so I at least get a glimmer of the campfire feel. When backpacking, this has been my go-to light for 20 years. It never fails, never runs out of batteries, and the candle burn time lasts for several nights. For… Full review

UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a brilliant piece of gear. I love the fact it doesn't need batteries. I found this while camping with a friend. He has one and we used it for a makeshift campfire to sit around since there was a burn ban. It worked great as we sat around it and visited.  I had to get one for myself. I use the citronella candles in it to help cut down bugs in my camp. I use it to light my tent with the hook, there's no danger of fire because the flame is contained in the glass globe. I recommend this candle… Full review

Coleman Deluxe PerfectFlow Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid, reliable, simple, yet runs forever. These lanterns are plenty bright, casting usable light even on low settings to 20-30 feet, depending on how cluttered your campsite is. On the higher settings it's not unlike a 100-watt bulb in intensity and color. After it's warmed up some it can be turned way down to a much warmer, less harsh light that, once your eyes adjust, is still pretty bright.  Over the last few years, I've been able to wrangle some significant burn times out of mine. while the… Full review

Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel Instastart Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a fairly well built single mantle, but bright, lantern. It is made to work for years and years. This lantern would be best suited for car camping, or overnight stays at a cabin. I would and have recommended this lantern for others I know who prefer car camping. I purchased this lantern at a Coleman Factory Outlet store about a year ago, and I haven't been disappointed yet. It is one of the easiest liquid fuel lanterns I have ever used.  All it takes is filling up the fount with either Coleman… Full review

Texsport Double Mantle Propane Lantern

rated 2 of 5 stars This lantern is very poorly made. In order to put this together 75% of it had to be readjusted. We stopped at Kmart to pick up a lantern for some night fishing along the river. We saw what we thought was a great deal on this propane lantern. When we got to our fishing spot and tried to assemble it we found out the glass was sitting too high, above the handle holes, and we could not put the handle on. The lock nut on the gas line needed to be moved down, but we had no tools. We wanted to take it… Full review

Top-Rated Fuel-Burning Lanterns

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Coleman 2 Mantle Propane Lantern
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
UCO Original Candle Lantern
$19 - $27
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Primus EasyLight
$59 - $71
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman 2 Mantle Dual Fuel Lantern
$80 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
UCO Candelier Candle Lantern
$31 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Mini Candle Lantern
$9 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Premium Powerhouse Dual Fuel Lantern
$84 - $114
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel Instastart Lantern
$117
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Micron Lantern
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Deluxe PerfectFlow Lantern
$44
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
UCO Micro Candle Lantern
$12 - $13
 
Snow Peak Glass Globe Small
$14
Snow Peak Mesh Globe Small
$9
Snow Peak Lantern Hanger Small
$11
UCO Original Candle Lantern Plus LED
$20 - $26
Coleman Northstar InstaStart Propane Lantern
$70
GSI Fiesta Candle Lantern
$13
UCO Original Candle Lantern Kit
$20 - $24
Primus Tor Lantern
$49
Snow Peak Lantern Hanger Large
$13
Coleman #21 Mantles
$3
Snow Peak Pile Driver
$56
 
Snow Peak Backpacking Lantern Mantles
$5
Coleman Premium 2 Mantle Dual Fuel Lantern
$100
L.L.Bean Original Candle Lantern
$27
Snow Peak GigaPower Two Way Lantern
$65
Kovea Adventure Gas Lantern
$42
Coleman NorthStar Electronic Ignition Propane Lantern
$72
Snow Peak GigaPower BF Lantern
$250
Soto OD-LRC Compact Lantern, Refill
$46
UCO Side Reflector
$3
Coleman Instaclip Mantles
$4
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Northern Lights Eclipse
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Northern Lights Sundog
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman F1 Lite Lantern
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower WG Lantern
$340 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
REI Candle Lantern
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Northstar PerfectFlow InstaStart Propane Lantern
$70 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Campingaz Lumostar C 270 PZ
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Soto Mantleless Lantern
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Ozark Trail Propane Lantern
$18 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Campingaz Lumostar C 270
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Texsport Double Mantle Propane Lantern
Coleman Quickpack 2-Mantle InstaStart Lantern
Coleman Quickpack 2-Mantle Lantern
Primus Tor Jr Lantern
Kovea Observer Gas Lantern
 
Snow Peak Large Globe Clear
Soto Compact Mantle Set
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