Floodlight brightness that fits in your hand.
When you need a powerful car-camping lantern or a compact camp light for backpacking, pick up the Primus MicroLantern. This lightweight lantern mounts directly on a standard fuel canister, and features a durable metal mesh net instead of a glass globe. The piezo igniter makes for quick, hassle-free lighting, and an attached wire makes for easy hanging in camp. The efficient, adjustable (up to 70W) burner uses very little fuel and stays virtually silent, so you can play cards without sounding like there’s a jet engine in camp.
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It works great if...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This lantern works great if that is what you really want. Keep in mind that it is still a lantern that needs to have new mantles put in. I have used this thing quite a few times from base camping to backpacking, I know it is a bit dangerous but I will admit to hanging it up in my tent while winter camping to warm the tent up before stripping down to change. It is durable, nothing can break from laying a pack on it, and I have found that turning the gas on slightly and tipping it at a 45 so the gas actually goes over the spark from the igniter works every time. With all of that said, I have lent this to a few people that should stick with batteries for light, not that there is anything wrong with that, but keep in mind that this is not a maintenance free item, you will have to take it apart and remove/add new mantels?and it gets hot?
Little Fire Light
I have had this little lantern on day packs, multi-day traverses at elevation, and car camping. This little bugger never let's me down. Well except for the starter, which I simple choose not to use. It always provides about 45W of bright light quickly in some pretty hospitable conditions and tends to be really economical on fuel usage. The brightness is adjustable from a full entertainment table of light to a small reading level light. Tough as well, just bring some extra mantles and she's running trouble free.
Lanterns are one of the most fragile gear primarily due to the glass component.
This isn't just a lantern to me, it's a beacon.
Good little lantern!
Small,sturdy and light in weight, its a real good lantern. Used it elevation ranging from 6~ 9,700 ft. As higher elevation and colder it gets does not light well with its own attached piezo, but once on there were no problems. Used 3 brands of gas, msr, primus and coleman. For some reason coleman gave more light, maybe it has more pressure, it produce more hissing sound. Excellent lantern for camping or backpacking.
Primus MicronLantern w/ Self Igniter
This is a great buy. The mantle was super easy to install as well as the self igniter works great. On average it has taken me about two clicks to get it started. It does put off some heat so it will work great this winter to huddle around. It is just as bright as my other full size car camping lantern.
Rockin' little lamp/heater
For cold winter camping, this thing is great. While not recommended, one could light this lantern inside a tent and realize that the tent quickly becomes a warm dry haven despite the sub-zero temperatures outside. One would have to be careful, but it is a nice way to warm up for the change to or from the sleeping bag. Otherwise, this little lantern provides a great deal of light. It takes a beating, travels light, and performs well- just keep it away from flamable stuff, it doesn't play nice with nylon.
Not really a question but more of a info post for other prospective buyers. I just bought this from Backcountry and while one of the posts on this page says it can produce up to 70 watts, the box says different. Specifically for lighting, it provides about 235 lumens. For heating purposes, it provides 300 watts / 1100 BtU/h. Haven’t tried it yet but I will in a few days.
I need to replace the piezo self ignitor...
I need to replace the piezo self ignitor for my Primus. Carry?
It doesn't seem like they carry it, but I am sure Primus would carry it or be able to help you if you called customer service.
I am guessing that the lamp gets very hot.....
I am guessing that the lamp gets very hot.. Will it stay lit in the rain or wet heavy snow?
This would definitely have some issues with rain and snow, I wouldn't recommend it if you're expecting those conditions.
Yeah the issue is I always prepare for those conditions, but thanks for the feedback!!
Has anyone compared it with f1lite farola...
Has anyone compared it with f1lite farola from Coleman? I Think self ignition is a waste of weight as you can use your ignition steel.
The 70W illumination on this lantern is a stretch. It's more like 40W, very similar to the F1. They use virtually the same mantle & therefore have the same output. I agree with you on the piezo. The extra weight isn't justified making the Primus slightly heavier.
Can you adjust brightness?
Can you adjust brightness?
This lantern can be adjusted for brightness by turning the black, plastic valve knob on the side either up or down.