I was kind of skeptical of buying a lantern to add to my backpacking gear but I had a bunch of rewards points to use and thought why not. I have to say I am very impressed with how well this lantern actually worked. It only adds a little weight to your pack but works super well. It uses the same fuel as my stove so there is no additional fuel to bring with you which is a huge plus. The only problem for some people is the price.