Texsport Double Mantle Propane Lantern
This lantern is very poorly made. In order to put…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $22 plus PA sales tax
This lantern is very poorly made. In order to put this together 75% of it had to be readjusted.
- It worked
- Nothing is straight, looks lopsided after putting together.
- May require tools to assemble.
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 back ,but Kmart was closed by now and we needed light. So we made due with what we had, and had to move it around by holding it from the gas bottle. Also we could not hang the lantern which didn't help with the bug situation.
When we got home we adjusted the lock nut and installed the handle. The lantern still leans to one side, but it works. What a ripoff !!!
Jim and Kim
Here's what other sites are saying:
Double mantle lantern adjusts to 600 candlepower illumination. Features heat resistant globe, baked enamel hood, metal socket injector, valve adapter and carry handle. Large paddle foot plastic base for greater stability holds 16.4 oz or 14.1 oz disposable propane fuel cylinder (not included). Burns 6 hours at maximum setting.
- Vargo Outdoors
There's nothing like the warm, comforting glow of the Texsport Double Mantle Propane Lantern to complete your evening campsite. With 600 candlepower illumination, there's plenty of light for reading, crafts or board games.Adjusts to 600 candlepower illumination.Heat resistant globe.Baked enamel hood.Metal socket injector.Pressure regulator brass valve.Handle.Plastic base holds 16.4oz. or 14.1oz. disposable propane fuel cylinder (not included).Burns 6 hours at maximum setting.Size: 8 in. x 8 in. x 11 in.Wt. 2.6 lbs.Import.