Fuel-Burning Lanterns

The best fuel-burning lanterns, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 4, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Fuel-Burning Lantern Reviews

Coleman 229 Exponent Dual-Fuel Lantern

rated 3 of 5 stars Since the 229 is no longer produced, this review is mostly for information purposes. The 229 came on the scene in the early 1990s and its usefulness was almost doomed from the start as rapid improvements in battery lights was coming fast behind the 229 gas lantern. Today's LED lights are so much more efficient, powerful, smaller, lighter, and cheaper. I still love the liquid gas lanterns for their nostalgia and the ambiance and warm heat that is familiar to my childhood years of camping with Dad… Full review

Ozark Trail Two-Mantle Propane Lantern

rated 1 of 5 stars 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

Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Primus EasyLight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This lantern is bright and light and as the name says, easy to use. As members of another website, we’ve been testing out this product for the past couple of weeks in exchange for a review. While preparing for a week-long backcountry adventure in the Shenandoahs last week, we were running behind with our packing and used this lantern to light up our campsite as we stuffed the last few bags of food and gear.What we like about this product: Lightweight and compact. Gives off a great amount of light… Full review

UCO Micro Candle Lantern

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I like candlelights for the coziness, but both of the ones I had caught fire with a 5" large flame standing from the lantern. Luckily I caught the fire in time (both times). My thinking is that it was because I used them inside and the lack of wind makes them overheat. Full review

Ozark Trail Propane Lantern

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bad on and off valve. After lighting the lantern, I could not turn the lantern off. Dangerous Full review

UCO Micro Candle Lantern

rated 3 of 5 stars If you like the warmth of a flame and the safety of a candle lantern, this smallest of all does the job. There are construction problems, but it does burn dependably for about five hours for around a nickel. This smallest of all the candle lanterns does have its issues.  The flimsy construction of the struts holding up the glass chimney means that it rarely stays fully extended and straight up when stood on the base, rather than hung. It also does not use the ingenuous spring fed mechanism of the… Full review

UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars Ingenious solution to the problem of darkness. I love these things and have used them for over thirty years. They give a warm glow that just says "Home", especially when trying to find one's way back to the tent on a dark and misty or rainy night.  The one I use for backpacking is the original aluminum one, with the fleece stuff sack to protect it. For car camping, I use the slightly heavier metal ones that REI and UCO sell now. They're much more civilized than the ultra-loud lights favored by… Full review

Primus Micron Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars An ingenious twist on a small, lightweight, functional fuel-powered backpacking lantern! The Primus Micron Lantern - Steel Mesh is a durable option for backcountry illumination. The Primus Micron Lantern - Steel Mesh is a great lightweight option for backcountry hikers seeking more illumination. As a member of another website, on occasion I am given products to test and evaluate in exchange for a review. The Primus Micron Lantern - Steel Mesh falls into that category.  I recently had opportunity… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Coleman 2 Mantle Propane Lantern
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
UCO Original Candle Lantern
$20 - $32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Primus EasyLight
$63 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
UCO Candelier Candle Lantern
$10 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Micron Lantern
$40 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Premium Powerhouse Dual Fuel Lantern
$90 - $103
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
REI Candle Lantern
$4
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Deluxe PerfectFlow Lantern
$35 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Original Candle Lantern + LED
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Pac-Flat Reflector
$8
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman Northstar InstaStart Propane Lantern
$62 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 1-Mantle Compact Propane Lantern
$40
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Texsport Double Mantle Propane Lantern
$28
Coleman Quickpack 2-Mantle InstaStart Lantern
$40
Coleman Quickpack 2-Mantle Lantern
$48
Coleman Premium Dual Fuel Lantern
$98
Coleman Northern Nova
$129 - $159
Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern
$70
Snow Peak Mini Flame
$30 - $49
GSI Outdoors Fiesta Candle Lantern
$11
UCO Original Candle Lantern Kit
$27
Soto Compact Mantle Set
$6
Snow Peak Lantern Hanger Large
$19
Texsport Single Mantle Propane Lantern
$19
UCO Replacement Glass
$5
Coleman Signature PerfectFlow Propane Lantern
$49
Coleman #21 Mantles
$3
Snow Peak Pile Driver
$40 - $55
Snow Peak Backpacking Lantern Mantles
$6
Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel Lantern
$125
Coleman Liquid Fuel Lantern Hard-Shell Carry Case
$17
Kovea Adventure Gas Lantern
$60
Coleman NorthStar Electronic Ignition Propane Lantern
$5
Coleman Adjustable 2-Mantle Lantern
$10 - $11
Snow Peak GigaPower BF Lantern
$250
Soto OD-LRC Compact Lantern, Refill
$48
Coleman Instaclip Mantles
$2 - $3
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto
$75 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Northern Lights Eclipse
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
UCO Mini Candle Lantern
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Northern Lights Sundog
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman F1 Lite Lantern
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower WG Lantern
$340 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel Instastart Lantern
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Northstar PerfectFlow InstaStart Propane Lantern
$70 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Campingaz Lumostar C 270 PZ
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Soto Mantleless Lantern
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 200A Lantern
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Ozark Trail Propane Lantern
$18 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Campingaz Lumostar C 270