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James Waechter

Locale: Colorado Rockies
test on 01/15/2009 22:43:19 MST Print View

For Christmas I received a Coleman Exponent F1 Lite lantern which I weighed at 4.4 oz (3.2 oz claimed by mfgr). Tonight on Steep&Cheap I saw the Primus Micron lantern w/piezo ignition (claimed 4.4 oz) for the same price as the F1- $35. I was torn between these two lanterns before Christmas because of the piezo ignition and seeing this tonight opened the discussion for me again.

I have the Primus Micron Ti stove with piezo ignition because I'd like to not have to carry a non-emergency book of matches. To me, a built-in igniter makes for a simpler stove.

The lantern is a "luxury" item for those trips when I can talk my wife into joining me, so it will be used sparingly.

Am I making a mountain out of a molehill here? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Edited by Weegie5 on 01/15/2009 22:57:57 MST.