The Full Review
This Coleman Quickpack lantern will emit up to 1000 lumens. That is a good amount of light. It is equivalent to about a 75W light bulb, which will emit about 1100 lumens. When at a campsite, this will light up a pretty large area. With only a few of these lanterns, you could easily light up a rather large campsite.
Another great aspect about the light these lanterns produce is that you can easily adjust the amount of light it produces. At its peak, it will emit 1000 lumens but you can dial it down much lower for your needs.
I’ve found that I often don’t have the lantern set to its highest setting. We often will keep the lantern set to about 3/4 of its ability for most situations. There are also many times when we have it turned much lower. Having the ability to adjust the amount of light the lantern emits is a really great feature.
I haven’t actually tested out the time myself but Coleman says it can last up to 13.5 hours. My assumption is that time is achieved on a low setting. My experience is that I will typically get between 8-11 hours out of a single bottle of propane. On a typical camping trip, a bottle of propane will typically last about 3 nights.
13.5 hours of run time is not the longest run time but it’s also not too bad. Additionally, it’s really easy switching out the propane bottles so it feels like it has a much longer run time.
Durability is where this Coleman camping lantern comes up a little short. The main housing of the lantern is made of plastic, which is a little surprising since the lantern can get pretty hot. With that being said, I haven’t had any problems with the plastic of the lantern.
The handle is also a little cheap. If you are not careful it can come out of the holes in the top when you don’t expect it. I’ve found that if you bend the handle together a little more this isn’t too much of a problem.
This lantern doesn’t come with tons of extras but it does come with a storage case. This is a really nice thing to have because the lantern glass is easy to break if not stored correctly. Not all lanterns come with this storage/carrying case so it is a nice feature to have.
One feature it lacks, which would be nice would be a self-lighting button. The lantern does not have a lighting button so you have to use a match or a lighter to start the lantern. While this is not a huge issue, it would be a nice feature to have.