Coleman Premium Dual-Fuel Lantern with Carry Case
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I'm an expert on camping lanterns. That's because I've spent money on electric lanterns, propane lanterns, and my beloved 20 year old Coleman dual-mantle gas lantern. Unlike grills, where I've long been sold on propane, I always keep coming back to my Coleman for the lantern. The best way to explain why this is requires a real-world example. So please bear with me.Last night I was camping at a public camp ground with tents all over the place. As the sun went down, I loaded up my Coleman with about 2/3 a tank of fuel. I pumped it up and ran it at near max output for an hour as I cooked and ate. Then I pumped it up one more time and dropped the output to a polite level. By 9pm, the guys using the electric lanterns had shut them down as batteries are expensive. The propane guys were dropping their output to minimum, which is about half of max for a propane lantern before it cuts out. By 10pm the propane lanterns were too bright to be polite, and out they went. By 10:30, there were two camps still running lanterns. Both were Coleman gas lanterns. In addition to having a pleasing yellow cast to the light at low output, the Coleman can be adjusted to much lower output than the propane lanterns can. Enough light to see your way around your camp site, but not so much as to keep your neighbors from star gazing. Dual-mantle propane lanterns are also annoyingly noisy by the way. When I woke up this morning, my Coleman was still running and I had to shut it off for packing up. So there really is no comparison when it comes to lanterns. Propane grills and the Coleman gas lantern. That's the way to make sure you max out your enjoyment when camping. Oh, and spring for an inflatable mattress and don't forget to take a pillow. Trash bags come in handy too. Enjoy.
Features & Specs
Hard carry caseDual-Fuel designDependability in the coldest conditions