User Review: Primus EasyLight
Price Paid: $40
Or also known as PTL-2245. I first purchased the brunton mantless lantern. Brunton say's it's a little tricky to lite--a little? I couldn't even light a flame, let alone keep it lit! Mantle lanterns are the way to go!!!They're easy to fit the mantle on the torch head, for some it's a hassle.
Anyway I can't say enough about the Primus EasyLight, some variations about the wattage differ, but all and all you get one hell of a little powerhouse of a light. When I'm packing light for an extended trip I carry two of these lanterns with me.
Easy to light (haven't been in severe windy conditions--yet), however, I love the compact and well design of the lantern's unique style. I've used the hell out of it, even I read voraciously all reviews all research information that I can about everything that I buy. I still got to go way beyond the stats.
I'm trying to pack as light as I can, however there're just some items I can't go without, I NEED WHAT I NEED!!! but common sense dictates what I must carry.
The Primus lantern isn't exactly 80-watts, I'd say 60 watts at best. But still plenty of light to navigate this darken world. It'll light up to a 20*20 area max--10*10 area min.
I was on a recent backpacking trip with a friend, he brought a Coleman North Star propane lantern. He had a Shasta 5000 with this lantern lashed to the front of the pack and inside had four propane canisters (less the really important items) I carried all of my stuff (all compact including freeze dried and gore-tex outer wear). To make a long story short he dumped the North Star and propane canisters at a camp site trash can.
I hope this review helps in making the only decision in your lighting needs!