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Coleman 6D CPX Classic Family Lantern

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Coleman 6D CPX Classic Family Lantern battery-powered lantern

This small, battery powered lantern is bright and works well. With the option to use a rechargeable battery pack or use 4 D batteries, this lantern is a good choice for car camping as well as having around the house for emergency use.


  • Bright
  • Takes battery
  • Takes rechargeable battery pack
  • Easy to use


  • (Feels like) cheap plastic

I bought this lantern to mostly to have around the house for when the power goes out. I have taken it camping a couple of times and it works great. There are two light modes of low and high, but there is not much light different between the two. They are both pretty close to the same brightness. 

The lantern takes 4 D batteries and has the option to buy an additional battery pack that is rechargeable. I just use batteries because they seem to last a very long time in this lantern. 

This is not the brightest lantern ever, but it will light up any tent and is helpful to have when walking around the campsite. It seems that it would break pretty easily if dropped because the plastic seems very flimsy, although nothing has broken on it yet and I have had it for a couple of years. 

I think that this would be a good choice for anyone wanting a basic battery powered lantern. It was pretty cheap at Walmart, although I don't remember the exact price I paid for it. (I believe it was around $28). 



Source: bought it new

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