Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 4.5 oz
Material Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass
Output 80 watts
Dimensions 2.25 in x 3.75 in
Lantern Type Gas Canister



I bought one of these in a package deal off of eBay…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

I bought one of these in a package deal off of eBay I got for an awesome price. I have used it once on a weekend trip it worked very nice it was very soft and pleasant unlike the light from a LED lantern. I have used many different lanterns candles, white gas, kerosene, propane, led and bulb types.

The only bad point to this lantern I have came across is fuel it is a little pricey and heavy but not too bad and no lanyard for hanging.

The good points are its light weight, adjustable lamination, optional mesh globe, small and compact. There are a few more I didn’t cove but I got the basics. The auto light is nice but I would also pack a lighter or matches just in case.

Bottom line this is a good product that I would definitely recommend to a friend.


This is a great lantern that can be used for different…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $35

This is a great lantern that can be used for different types of outdoor activities. I use mine for both backpacking and kayak camping.

A great feature to consider is the piezo electric start, makes lighting it much easier than dealing with matches or lighter. Adjustable fuel valve allows brightness from very faint to super bright. Moderate opening of valve will conserve fuel and still get you the light you need.

I converted the glass globe to mesh screen globe (available from Snow Peak). Light output somewhat diminished but not an issue for me.

2 things to note, top of lantern gets hot (to be expected) so just be aware of anything that could burn or melt near it. Also it doesn't have any way to hang it from a nail or tree branch. I made a hanger from a piece of piano wire that works great.

Overall great quality as usual from Snow Peak.


80 Watts of light in this tiny package -- sweet. Two…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: Forgot

80 Watts of light in this tiny package -- sweet. Two weeks after I bought it, they came out with a 120 watt. You may want to consider that. The best thing about this model is its compactness and brightness. Light is bright and easily adjustable down to candle brightness. It is quiet too. Mantels are moderately easy to put on, but you kind of need a little trail and error to get the igniter wire to poke out of the mantel at the correct position.

One minor complaint: The gas does not always ignite right away. It takes a few tries to get it started all the while you get a little nervous about a flareup from too much gas, so keep your face back.

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Snow Peak GigaPower LanternEnjoy all your time out in the great outdoors more with this Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern. This lantern is one of the best items that you can have with you when you head out on your after hours adventure, thanks to the very convenient light provided. It features automatic ignition so that it is almost like turning the light switch on in your house. Its lightweight and compact design allow you to carry it around very easily. It is meant to be used with Snow Peak's giga power fuel canister, to give you all the light that you need, anywhere you happen to take it. This lantern has a brightness control feature that lets you turn up the intensity when you need more light and dim it for other situations, in order to save fuel. When you take the fuel canister off, it folds up neatly in its plastic case. Have a great time outdoors with this Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern.

- SunnySports

On Sale. Free Shipping. Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Start Stainless Steel Lantern FEATURES of the Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Start Stainless Steel Lantern This lightweight, compact backpacking lantern comes with an automatic ignition It easily attaches to our GigaPower fuel canister during use or folds up neatly into its small plastic case standing only 4in. high The lantern features a brightness control handle and a heat reflecting plate to keep the cartridge from getting too hot Its simple design and small construction SPECIFICATIONS of the Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Start Stainless Steel Lantern Weight: 4.5 oz Output: 80 Watts Dimension: 2 1/4 d x 3 3/4in. Stainless steel, aluminum, brass, heat-resistant glass

- Moosejaw

Snow Peak GigaPower Gas Lantern - Auto. Lighting is essential for every camping trip, this small lantern will surprise you with it's ultra bright output. Conveniently powered off of the same Isobutane fuel as your Snow Peak stove. material: Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass. Output: 80 watts. Dimensions: 2.25" D 3.75" H. Lantern Type: Gas Canister. Made In: JAPAN. Weight: 0.28 lb

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Get bright light with the push of a button! The lightweight Snow Peak Giga Power lantern lets you instantly light your camp without fumbling in the dark for matches.