As steady as they come. The unique, footed base of this lantern maximizes stability and folds up for compact storage. The 2-Mantle design uses Coleman #21 mantles (included), provides 967 lumens, and lights easily with matches. The control knobs work like a dimmer switch to let you adjust brightness - providing up to 14 hours of burn time. The durable padded, polyester carry case keeps your lantern safe during transport and storage. It doesn't get much more convenient than this.