Coleman Hard Shell Lantern Case

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Coleman Hard Shell Lantern Case -
For use with Peak 1 Dual-Fuel 229 Backpacking Lantern.


  • Use the dial on front to adjust the light intensity to suit your needs
  • Coleman Deluxe Propane lantern with hard-shell case operates on one 16.4-oz. propane canister, sold separately; 1 canister provides about 8 hrs. of use
  • Included hard case protects the lantern during transportation and storage
  • Bail-style handle lets you easily transport the lantern
  • Base features feet that fold out to increase stability; fold the sides back in when packing to increase compactness
  • Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores
  • PerfectFlow™ propane pressure control system regulates fuel flow for constant output regardless of temperature, altitude or fuel level
  • Lantern uses two #21 string-tie mantles (included) to emit a light intensity of 967 lumens to illuminate your campsite; lantern lights easily with a match (sold separately)
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Activity:Family & car camping
Burn time (max flame):(16.4 oz. fuel) 8 hours
Dimensions:12.5 x 8.6 x 8 inches
Lantern type:Gas
Max light output (lumens):967 lumens
Weight:3 lbs. 11 oz.
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Coleman Hard Shell Lantern Case Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Keeps the Lantern New

If you are getting the Coleman Duel Fuel 229 lantern, spend the extra couple of bucks and get this case from the start. Skip the soft-sided bags and protect your glass globe with this hard-shell.

You ever notice how some guys pull out gear they have been using for 30 years and it still looks new? This is how they do it. By having a good way to store their stuff. Either that or they don't use their gear...

This case has a snap-in design for the lantern base to snap into so it does not jiggle around. It is a cleaver idea, but it also means you have to be very careful to get the exact correct case for your lantern.

Under this snap in base is a recessed area the diameter of the lantern base and about 3/4" deep to store spare mantles, matches, and the instruction manual.

I see what some of the other commenters said about being difficult to open. Ya, I can understand that, but the snaps are easy to grab, so grab, pull give a shake or two and out she comes. I have had potato chip bags that were more difficult to open than this lantern case.

It doesn't seem like this case wastes too much space. Let's face it, if you are brining a gas lantern, you are either canoe camping or car camping, so space isn't something you have to be crazy about like hiking or bicycle camping.

Get this lantern case. You will be glad you did.
Canoe King at Campmor on 09/09/2011


It almost seems silly to write about a carrying case, but there are some things to note about the Coleman hardshell case.

First, it does protect the lantern better than a soft shell case. Lanterns are fairly fragile and the glass globe, of course, is very fragile.

COmpared with the hardshell Coleman cases of yesteryear, this case makes an attempt to conserve space and it doesn't seem like too much space is wasted inside or outside this case.

There is a small resevoir under the lantern mounting to put extra mantles, matches, and maybe the stove instructions. Clever. There is a hole to mount a Coleman fuel funnel. Nice touch.

The one drawback is that the lantern "snaps" into the holder with some pronged plastic stabilizers. It is a little difficult getting the lantern into and out of these prongs and the "snap" is violent enough to give the delicate ash mantle quite a shaking; enought to damage the mantle, or at least shorten it's life.

All in all, if you are going to have a nice Coleman lantern, it deserves the case. I recommend it.
The Guiding Mike at Campmor on 09/09/2011

Practically daylight

I love this lantern because you don't need more than one to light your campsite. This is the brightest lantern you can get and it's worth the extra care you have to take to keep it safe. The REI picture doesn't show the hard case that doubles as a base/covers the fuel can. Take a look at the "lumens" so you can see how much light a lantern will throw and you'll see that this one rocks. Mantels run about one set per trip as long as you don't touch them.
JAK Trouble at REI on 05/05/2013

exceptional product

we used this for the first time this past weekend to do a family camping trip. it was great. it was bright and we liked that it was dimmable.

previously, we have used battery operated lanterns that we had been given as gifts. we are tired of replacing batteries and bulbs.

this has been a great replacement!
emilyk at REI on 05/05/2013

definitely worth having

these are not expensive and they will keep your lanterns a whole lot safer than they are without a case. had mine for quite a number of years and never had any trouble with it at all. better to go ahead and buy one than cleaning broken glass or cleaning up while huffing propane.
joe bob at Campmor on 02/02/2011

Lantern case

Hard case for Coleman 229 lantern, exactly what i ordered. arrived well packed in great shape, no surprises.
backpacker at Campmor on 10/10/2011

Negative Reviews:

Works great....if you can light it

Coleman has made some decent products, but like most things, the quality declines as years go buy. I have had a few coleman lanterns, using white gas fuel, so I figured a propane one would be better.

Not so. The built-in ignitor on these things is horrible. It flexes with the ignitor knob causing it to ground out through the ceremic insulator, making the spark occur through the insulator instead of the designed location. This can also be a dangerous problem as it requires more gas to enter insdie the globe before ignition occurs causing a VERY large flash when it does ignite, and if it doesn't, well, then back to old-fashioned matches.

Coleman needs to get their act together on this.
joh9356 at REI on 11/11/2011

hard to get into

The case is a real bear to get open, takes several hands
ozarksboy at Campmor on 10/10/2010