The lantern is very easy to carry around as it weighs less than two pounds. It does not take up a lot of space and easily fits on a shelf for emergency power.
We have owned one of these lanterns for a few years now and it has performed flawlessly. The light is more than sufficient for emergency lighting (which is the reason that we bought it). The radio works fine and the loop handle at the top makes it very easy to carry around. Our lantern stays on a night table and has been used several times when the lights went out.