Reviewed by Spec from Upstate NY on Thursday, January 16, 2014
I wouldn't buy this design of Primus lantern if I were you. The base has a screw cap to hold the batteries in, and this cap will crumble at the slightest provocation. Drop it? Done. Over tighten? Done. I had a pair of this style stored in my basement for power outage. When I went to get them, both base caps had cracked just from sitting, I assume from screw on tension when installing the batteries. The plastic shards seemed hard and brittle. What's worse, after contacting Primus/Brunton, I was told to send in and they would take care of it. So I shipped them off. 5 months and many emails and phone calls later, I received replacement lanterns. And they are the same design. Just waiting for them to break. Yay!
Seriously, save yourself a big headache and get something of good design and quality. There are many out there from Black Diamond, etc. Even Coleman and EverReady make far better. Sorry STP, I love you, but there's a reason Primus dumped these on you to try and clearance.