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  • Compacts down to 2.5 in. height for easy storage during backpacking trips; weighs just 4.2 oz. with 2 tea light candles (included)
  • 1 tea light candle sits in the holder ready to be lit; a second tea light candle hides in the base of the lantern
  • Each tea light candle provides 3 - 4 hrs. of burn time
  • Includes a glass chimney that stores in the base when not in use
  • Carry handle and hanging bail let you hang the Uco Micro candle lantern from a tree branch


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Best Use Camping
Lantern Type Candle
Burn Time (Max Flame) 3 hours
Material(s) Aluminum
Open Length 3.5 inches
Closed Length 2.5 inches
Weight (With 2 candles) 4.2 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Campsite/Mood Lighting Picked up several of these on sale. I had been looking for something to replace the small glass tea light candle holders I had been using. They always broke and were hard to find in the morning. And these metal ones are perfect. I bring them camping and canoeing, and hang them around the campsite for mood and general lighting. And every time I do this, it's much appreciated by all. They hold 2 tealight, one in the 'burn' chamber and one in the base. And they burn for 3-4 hours... As far as using got hiking or a primary light, there are better options out there (LED). These work best undisturbed as they can spill all the wax if moved.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Neat idea, yet cheaply made I have a couple candle lanterns and I thought this would be a great idea for a car emergency or perhaps just to add a little light around the campfire. And it does just that, a little light. Construction is light weight metal that has a hard time supporting the top of the lantern. There are several sharp edges that poke through the metal that connects the pieces together. If you are looking at getting a candle lantern, you can not go wrong with the original UCO model or the UCO lantern that hold three candles. This model is just too small or micro for it's own good.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfactory I always thought these things were something of a joke, but on my most recent trip, I thought I'd give one a shot. I figured it would make dinner after nightfall more fun, since eating by headlamp sucks, but it somehow managed to prove more useful than that. It surprised me how much light it produces, and how low its weight is overall. It packs up nice and compact, and the auxiliary storage is a fantastic feature. With it, I was able to pack up my site at 0400 without using my headlamp at all, and could read comfortably at night. It has a little reflector dish on the top that amplifies light downward; so for optimal illumination, hang it from a tree branch, awning, or tent. My only gripe is the fact that the topmost section doesn't lock in any way, and if you're a little rough with it, it'll slide right back down into the base. Really just an annoyance, but no dealbreaker in any way.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent This thing is OK. I appreciate the very compact and albeit aesthetically pleasing design of this small lantern. I also appreciate that it runs off of a flame rather than electricity. However, the bottom line is that it just does not have a high light output. I would recommend this for someone looking for a fun addition to a campsite, but not for use as your ONLY form of light. Also, I made the mistake of trying it for the first time indoors and the wax dripped from the bottom of the unit onto my bed. That was my fault - but be aware that it can happen!
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from tiny beacon This thing is pretty cool. I bought it on a whim when I was headed for a cold winter stay in Big Bend, something to make a nice light, give me something to stare at, and provide a modicum of warmth. It does all of that. To the person saying that this creates tealight infernos-- I have never seen it. In fact, try keeping a lit tea light in any amount of wind in the open-- good luck. This lantern lets you. It provides a small amount of long lasting protected light that can get you around camp and get you back to camp. Wax will spill out of this if you aren't careful, so you have to be careful if you hang it in your tent. Another downside is that wax melts, so you have to be careful in warm weather so you don't end up with wax inside your pack. Keeping it in your car in the summer, etc... potential disasters. I've used citronella tealights for extra bug protection around camp. ymmv. If you are in a place that doesn't allow ground fires, this little thing is great. We all know the comfort and ambiance a candle can bring, especially in a dark night.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My backcountry buddy I love this little lantern. Very light weight and compact. I dont usualy light a fire so just having the ambient light is very nice. Helps me save on headlamp battries in the tent as well. Being able to store an extra candle inside the base is a great feature. On average my tea light candles burn anywhere from 5-7 hours. Thats based off the candles i use but Im sure depending on what brand of candle you use, there will be different burn times. The glass insert is very well protected when collapsed. Ive trekked aboot 800 miles with mine and never had any problem with durability, or any problems for that matter. Very well made. The light output is enough for me, cant really expect too much from a tea light candle. If your looking for ALOT of light you might want to check something else out. Spilled wax on the glass insert is very easy to remove with just heating it with a lighter. All in all this lantern is a great product for anyone looking for a little extra glow around camp.
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for inside the tent This is actually the second Micro Candle Lantern I've bought. The first was for myself; this one was a gift for a friend who liked mine. It provides just enough light to get ready for bed, warms up the interior of the tent enough to be comfortable before climbing into my sleeping bag, and helps to reduce condensation on damp nights. Tealights are easy enough to transport, and can also be used as firestarters in an emergency.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Light I think this is a wonderful item to use to keep the condensation down in the tent, give just a little light on a long night, and use as an emergency back-up if your headlight goes out. Bought this one to replace the larger candle lantern made by Uco. With the larger lantern I think the candle burns a little brighter and warmer, but this is adequate for the purposes of a having a little candlelight in your tent. If you want a more functional type of light, better to go with one of light LED lanterns now available.
Date published: 2016-09-28
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