Original Candle Lantern™

Item #: L-A-STD / L-B-STD / L-C-STD / L-AN-STD

Chase away the chill with the lightweight, collapsible 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.

Made in the USA (*except for Anodized Colors)


Using Candle Lanterns

The image of a glowing tent in the wilderness night, stars and moon overhead, is an appealing one. With a little common sense a UCO Candle Lantern is as safe in a tent as other light sources, and much more appealing and economical. A Candle Lantern produces warmth in a tent while reducing condensation—try that with a headlamp! Always ventilate the tent adequately, keep the heat shield away from tent walls, and keep the burning candle within sight. The result is a warm tent, plenty of light to read by, and your headlamp's batteries are preserved for those times when you really need them.

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.

Download Complete Instructions

Candle Lantern in Tent

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