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Fuel-Burning Lanterns

The best fuel-burning lanterns, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 4, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Fuel-Burning Lantern Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman Premium Dual Fuel Lantern

One lantern to rule them all!   Don't like propane or constant battery failure? Neither do I. So I bought this lantern. If you enjoy camping with the family frequently, this lantern is the long haul one to own. I've broken tons of battery lamps, flashlights, and headlamps over the years, yet this lantern continues to be almost bomb proof. Some variation of this lantern has probably been around for 60 plus years. We have put this lantern through the paces for about 8 years now. I can attest that… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Coleman Northern Nova

I have two Northern Nova Lanterns, I could not find mantles that would stay together. I called Coleman and they did not have mantles or solutions to fix the problems so they sent me another lantern? I ordered my lantern the Northern Nova that produces (supposedly) 3,000 Lumens. Very Bright. The mantles you buy are Coleman Tube style Clip-On mantles that start with a gap in the clip that flames shoot out of. NOT GOOD right off the bat. While after you install them all fluffy and put a match to them… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
UCO Original Candle Lantern

I recently was informed of how great this candle lantern was and purchased two! Super happy with this purchase. It adds another level to my camping lighting options.   small, compact The inside candle holder.   The lantern extended   Chain and hanger making it easy to hang or carry. Again, watch out for hot top and glass after using.   Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Coleman Northern Nova

Your left, your left, your left right left. Company Halt ...Yep, you are in the Army now. Introducing the Coleman Northern Nova Propane Lantern, the official lantern of the National Park Foundation. The Coleman Northern Nova Propane Lantern is the tank of propane lanterns. This lantern is built to last and take a beating like no other. Unlike other typical propane lanterns that will offer something in the 150-350 lumen range or higher end lanterns that reach 1000 lumens, the Coleman Northern Nova… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Propane Lantern

When we used the lantern the first time the mantles burned up and we had to buy another set. Terrible. The globe broke the second trip and we decided to buy a Coleman. We couldn’t buy a replacement globe at Walmart. Same as above Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman Premium Powerhouse Dual Fuel Lantern

If you understand how to operate any Coleman pump style stove or lantern you will have no problem operating this lantern. And the potential for saving money on fuel is substantial. I highly recomend it. When I first received my new lantern I tested it out at home using unleaded automotive fuel. Mantle setup and pumping are just like all other Coleman lanterns regardless of vintage. To light, I set the valve at low to ignite the mantles and allowed the generator to warm for around 20 seconds. (If… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Propane Lantern

Great light! Just as good as a Coleman and really satisfied with it, but disturbed the globe isn't better. Wish I could find a globe. Mine broke first time I used it from heat. Great light and would recommend it. Bright and wide beam, but wish I could find parts. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Two-Mantle Propane Lantern

DANGEROUS PRODUCT!!! I purchased this lantern yesterday. Set it up accordingly with new mantles, etc. Overnight the gas leaked out of the gas cylinder (that is VERY strange). This morning, put in a new cylinder, burned it for half hour, turned it off to cool, came back in half an hour and you can hear the GAS LEAKING from the lantern body. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL!!! LIFE THREATENING PRODUCT!! DO NOT USE IT!!! Besides the gas leak, the propane bottle sticks so hard in the plastic base, it is impossible… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto

The Snow Peak GL-100A is a brilliantly designed gas lantern. This is a compact and lightweight lantern that puts out a lot of light for its size. It's simple to use. It uses widely available isobutane/propane canisters that are used by most compact backpacking stoves. I'm on my second GL-100A. I bought the first one in 2009 when they were plentiful. It was great for car camping and backpacking. I kept it in the back of my Cherokee along with other compact camping gear for those instances when I… Full review