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41 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I've used these for over 30 years. Great for camping, patio lighting (I have 3 hung around the deck) and power outages.
Pros:Brightest light available without a 110v outlet, and economical - 1 gallon of fuel will last a whole summer. Weatherproof (more or less). They don't wear out, although some parts occasionally need replacing (my oldest one is 40 years old).
Cons: Not silent - they hiss (although I think of that as the normal camping ambience - YMMV). They get almighty hot - do not put in reach of small children and wait for them to cool down before storing in an enclosed space. They're breakable - plan on replacing the pyrex globe at least once during the life of the lantern, and the silk mantles can't take a lot of jostling. Have extra mantles around because you'll be replacing them occasionally.
This lantern is great. It is very bright and uses little fuel. A gallon of coleman fuel would last several weeks if using this lantern nightly. The only thing negative I cn say about it is that it gets pretty hot and is a little tricky to light. However for light output and fuel economy it blows the other lanterns away.
I use regular unleaded. Works as advertised. Fuel is easy to find. Great primary light source for campsite.
Will last all night on low setting. Gives off enough light so the lantern could stay outside and not pose a fire or carbon monoxide hazard to the tent. Can be hung by handle to reduce the chance of knocking over and damaging.
Before you check out in the store, open package and carefully look for the nut that holds the top metal cap and glass globe together. My box had been opened and the ball nut was missing. A standard one quarter inch course thread nut worked fine.
Overall rating and expectation took a hit because of the difficulty of transport. A hardshell case is need to protect the glass globe and keep upright to eliminate the risk of damage while traveling or storage. Hard-shell case not available at the time of this review at this retailer.
Very bright and efficient. I've only used it with unleaded gasoline so far, but it works as well as the one I remember my dad owning 30 years ago.
For camping, this is the benchmark to compare the others with. And it wins. Propane is expensive in those stupid little cans. Batteries are a joke. Aladdin lamps are pretty good for home use, but obviously not for camping. Also they are finicky, and smelly if you aren't careful about the kerosene. (Hint: go to your local airport with some five-gallon gas cans and buy their "jet fuel". It is a better grade of kerosene. Just don't waste their time with only a gallon or two.)
The classic Coleman lantern burned naphtha ("white gas") and this model will take ordinary unleaded gasoline too. I can say it works wonderfully on unleaded gasoline.
Be sure to buy a few spare mantles, as they will break now and then. If you are paranoid, you might spray them with hair spray before going on a trip. I have used this tip successfully with the more expensive Aladdin mantles. The coating protects the mantle in transit and burns off quickly when the lantern is used.
The Coleman lantern does make noise while in use and it needs some pumping from time to time. I think this is a trivial issue, and not enough to reduce its rating below five stars. Also, it really does need a match to light. I tried using a sparker device, but it just wouldn't work. Buy a box of real wooden matches and don't worry about it.
I have never owned a Coleman lantern before but have camped with others who have owned them. I had a little difficulty figuring out how the pump worked but once I did it worked like a champ. I would recommend that you buy several packs of mantles though if you plan on camping for several days. The same lantern sells for quite a bit more from Amazon, so Walmart's online price rocked.
This Coleman lantern is better than I expected purchased it for night fishing and it works great. Brighter than my Coleman butane lantern and cheaper to run. Just wish Wal-Mart would carry the lantern case for it I had to get it from another store but it's well worth the money and in time I will buy another one just like it.
i was excited to see this on walmarts website because i thought that coleman discontinued making these lanterns. i do a lot of camping and hunting and the 2 i have are on there last legs although they still do work but there the old style lantern with the lever to clear the carbon out of the needle valve. on these new versions the removed that feature which makes it a whole lot easier to operate the lantern. another new thing i like about the new version is that it uses unleaded gas or coleman fuel but with gas prices on the rise i just might have to change back to coleman fuel but that is also on the price rise. all in all im super happy that i was able to buy this new lantern with the dual mantles. my brother has a single one and the light isnt quite as brite as the dual mantle one.
Item wasn't on the shelf, so I ordered it online from my cellphone site to store. It was there the next morning for pickup, having been shipped directly from the manufacturer, not a Walmart facility. The shipping was free and the item was in perfect condtion.
This was my first Coleman Lantern i bought. I did some research to make sure i would buy a practicel lantern for outdoor use such as doing some yardwork, lighting the way for building a fire, etc., Compared all prices for the same item:Walmart got the cheapest price (Free shipping included). Be sure to follow the instruction, since it was tricky to light in the first few attempts. After you got the idea, you'll be a happy camper!
Purchase was made to complement our emergency preparedness plan. Great for use of camping fuel or unleaded gasoline.
This makes my fourth latern
Great value, great product.
Bought this on impulse before a camping trip and glad I did. Very bright, burns long time about 7-9 hours, rugged design, seems well built. Looking to pick up another one to help light family camp. It also brought back memories from youth and boy scout camp, the familiar Coleman lantern hiss.
I purchased the lantern over web-site, but when I received it. I was missing a gas cap. So I had to returned
back to store and had to go hunt one down and make sure everything was there. After I found the lantern I took it home I put some unleaded gas and tried it out and gave out a very bright light, I love it, works really well when I go camping and the fuel last a long time on one tank-full.
I have owned the propane lanterns in the past and this is my 3rd duel fuel lantern I have owned,
One was stolen and the 2nd one was left on the back of the truck and fell off somewhere
The dual fuel is excellant due to it being able to use unleaded gas which can be found anywhere.
Buy a spare set of wicks and keep them handy since they are very cheap in price
Lantern is good overall, could be easier to light, though.
Another great Coleman product
The shipment arrived on time and complete. I bought this lantern as a backup to the propane latern that I use for camping. These lanterns also form part of my emergency prep supplies in case of a prolonged power outage. I bought the lantern bundled with the dual fuel stove. I don't plan to ever run regular gasoline in it but who knows what kind of pinch I might be in if there is a prolonged power outage so its nice to have the option. I fired up the lantern just to make sure everything works ok. It worked great and produces nearly as much light as my propane lantern. Now its back on the shelf with my other emergency supplies. I'm still debating whether I will start using the dual fuel stove and lantern for camping instead of my propane versions. It would have some advantages. I would save money on fuel, would not be tossing those empty propane bottles into the garbage which seems like a pretty environmentally bad thing and the white gas stove will definitely run a lot better in cold weather than my propane version which barely runs two burners when cold because the canister freezes. I'm very happy with the products.
Great product from Coleman as always. Love it. And fast shipping from Walmart. Can't go wrong with this.