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Ozark Trail Propane Lantern

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo: Ozark Trail Propane Lantern fuel-burning 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.


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  • Mantles, can’t get globe replacements at local stores.

Same as above

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $18.86

Bad on and off valve. After lighting the lantern, I could not turn the lantern off. Dangerous

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: less than $20

I recently used this lantern for a backcountry camping trip. I liked it. I have not tried other brands yet to compare it too. It gave off a sufficient glow for cooking and general purposes around camp. Not super bright though.

The control knob worked smoothly. The mantle that came with it was cheap. I used Coleman #51 mantles for replacements. They worked well and were durable enought to last more than once. I bought this lantern at Walmart.

If you consider buying one, open the box before buying. The globe was broken in one box I looked in before purchasing.

Overerall, it was worth the space in my pack.


Price Paid: I paid $15.99

I'm an avid night fisherman and have used several Ozark lanterns in the past. Fortunately i still own three. This year i purchased a new one from Wal-Mart. it wont burn bright enough to suit me. My older ones are way brighter. I don't know if they changed the design or what but do not recommend buying them anymore.

Price Paid: $30

Great lantern for price paid at Walmart. Puts out an incredible amount of light. Only drawback is that globes seem to crack easily when cold and lantern fired up.

For those looking for replacement globes ... no Ozark Trail globes available that I could find, but can use Coleman R214D046C. Coleman globe has exact same dimensions as OT (4.25" diameter / 4.50" high) and seems to be slightly more substantial than original Ozark Trail globe.

Own four Ozark Trail lanterns (5 years old) and all globes have required replacement while also own a Coleman 288 lantern (+/- 20 years old) which uses same globe and still on the original.

We were out for three weeks with mix of backpacking and some car camping. Not a lot of room in the car so space was at a premium. This little propane lantern worked especially well, easy light and as bright as my old gas Coleman with two mantles.

The only drawback was I went thru the two mantles that it came with it too quickly. I tried others with little success. This is not a mantle you'll likely find at campstores, most outdoor stores, or even at a Walmart where I bought it. The only mantle I found that fits is a Coleman mantle; #51 Slip-0n "Rosette", part#51A104. You'll find at:
coleman dot com/coleman/parts.

I'd give you link but some folks don't like that idea :o| It looks like there is Coleman globe that will fit too, but until I broke my original, you're on your own for the part number.

Price Paid: $15

Just like the Coleman models and will use the same replacement parts with no problems. My two Ozark Trail lanterns are just as good and maybe brighter than my Colemans!

Price Paid: $19.99

The Ozark Trail propane lantern is essentially equivalent to a traditional Coleman (maybe the 5159) propane lantern, except for lower cost. Ignore the claims that "replacement" mantles or globes are unavailable. Just buy the Coleman replacement globes and mantles. There might be a slight difference in height of the globes (like a quarter inch or less) but they are essentially interchangeable.

--Roger Roots, Montana

Price Paid: $15

I was a little confused on how to rate this item. The lantern is by far, the brightest propane lantern I have ever used. However, there are no replacement globes available for purchase at Wal-Mart? If you use your lantern in the woods like I do, broken parts are part of the norm. I have tried every Coleman model globe to try and make a fit with no luck. Great lantern!!!! Just be careful...I would recommend spending the extra 10 bucks and getting a Coleman just in case.

Price Paid: $15

This product puts out a very bright light, much better than other brands. The only problem is the mantels left holes after burning. Walmart doesn't stock replacement Ozark mantels, only Coleman. Can you tell where I can get the Ozark Trail brand mantels?


Price Paid: $15.84

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.


  • Puts out bright light
  • Easy to use


  • First time I used it globe broke and I can't find one.

Great light and would recommend it. Bright and wide beam, but wish I could find parts.


Usually use Coleman, but Ozark Trail does just as good.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $17.88

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