Classic Series Original Candle Lantern

The Original That Started It All
Chase away the chill with the lightweight, collapsible, and windproof Original Candle Lantern. This trusted, time-tested lantern fights dampness and brightens up camp or the
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Chase away the chill with the lightweight, collapsible, and windproof Original Candle Lantern. This trusted, time-tested lantern fights dampness and brightens up camp or the backyard. Ideal for backpacking, mountaineering, snow camping and other outdoor pursuits, this classic lantern provides cozy heat and natural light for up to 9 hours (per candle). Surrounded by a sturdy metal frame and a glass chimney, the candle is lit in a flash—slide the chimney down and light the exposed wick. As the candle burns, the spring-powered tube pushes the candle up for a reliable, constant flame. Monitor the candle for remaining burn time through the viewing slot on the side of the lantern. 


  • Collapses down to 4.25".
  • Lightweight, durable aluminum or brass construction.
  • Burns long-lasting UCO 9-hour candle.
  • Easy-slide glass chimney, spring-loaded candle tube, and viewing slot.
  • Carrying handle, hanging hook, and twist-lock base.
  • Provides ample light, warms surroundings, and helps remove condensation.

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions–open: 6.5" high x 2" diameter (17 cm x 5 cm)
  • Dimensions–closed: 4.25" high x 2" diameter (11 cm x 5 cm)
  • Weight (w/ candle): 6.4 oz. (181 g) in aluminum; 8.8 oz. (249 g) in brass
  • Candle: UCO 9-hour or citronella candles, or 12-hour beeswax candles

WARNING:To prevent fire, keep burning candle within sight. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide, soot and other combustion by-products, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Description Original Candle Lantern, Aluminum
Description 2 Lantern, aluminum, Standard, Classic
Product Group Name Lighting
Item Category Name Candle Lanterns
Item Category Code CANDLE
Net Weight 0.52
Depth 2.13
Height 2.13
Width 2.13
Reviews (6)
  • Trail companion since 1981
    I purchased a UCO No. 2 lantern in 1981 which was made in Redmond WA. It has traveled with me on more winter hiking trail miles than I would have thought possible when I paid a few dollars for it. A testament to its design. I was cleaning it this evening, New Years Eve, and it just struck me that this lantern has been with me as a faithful companion. Other gear has been replaced many times over. It has always functioned with some minimal care. No batteries or charger! Try to get an alkaline battery to power a flashlight at minus 40 degrees fahrenheit. A simple waterproof match to light it without tech failures!
  • Fantastic, Useful, Compact and...It hangs
    A product designed using the laws and elements of Gaia, and Of Course, whenever you allow her to guide you, the end result is always Excellent, as is the case here. Gravity, metal and fire. The Perfect candle for camping, emergencies at home or on the road. And because its lightweight and compact, you can stow it or take anywhere! Ive had the original since 2004/05 and its held up wonderfully. Just pulled it out today (hence my visit review. Kudos
  • Pretty nice
    I found this little gem in some of my parents old camping gear and took it along for my first camp out with my own kids. Its a warm little light. Its brighter than you might expect. It is light weight and unexpectedly resistant to the winds that we had on the Pacific coast. Theres a million other light sources that you can take along but Ive never used one as charming or mood setting. As the campfire burns down it provides sufficient light for evening preparations that usually require devices with heavy batteries. It is a housed candle flame thats well protected from wind, it burns brightly and consistently.
  • Works forever
    Have owned for 10 years. Works forever amazing construction and design.
  • Good design but shame it is made in China
    One would expect this little but not cheap aluminium lantern would be American made for it’s price tag and heritage/nostalgia marketing. Quite disappointed knowing it is made in China.
  • Great candle
    I have owned my candle for many years and I love it. I would recommend this to anyone who camps