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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Bright and compact! I love this little light. Worked great on a canoe trip: hang it from the center tent roof, perfect lighting with ability to dim or brighten. Functions either as lantern or flashlight! Small and compact. It might be heavy for backpackers, but for my outdoor activity, it is great. Takes a bit to figure out the on/off/adjust function but trial and error work, too. Well constructed. I don't think it will break. Collapsible design saves space. A bit pricey for a little light, but… Full review

Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little compact light, durable and lightweight. This is an efficient little light that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Great for your kids who are just starting out in Scouting and want to have their own lantern. It takes 3 AA batteries and can be either a forward facing light or an all around lantern. I find that if left on I can get at most 72 hrs of usable light from this, but honestly who uses their lanterns straight for 72 hours? I like the little hanger at the top so it can be clipped to… Full review

Black Diamond Voyager

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great features, low output, poor construction. This lantern has all the right ideas, but awkward execution and poor construction keep this lantern from being great. The fasteners for hanging the lantern are great, as is the flashlight mode. The light output is usable, but nothing to write home about. The adjustable brightness is also a great idea, but given that the maximum light output is already low it is not very useful. For the price, I would expect more out of this product. Disclosure: The… Full review

RTG R-PAL

rated 5 of 5 stars For practical everyday scenarios, this device beats a flashlight hands down in every case. The small size and lightweight make it perfect for camping, backpacking, traveling...anything. The adjustable brightness is incredibly useful, as it fits a variety of scenarios. The most importantly thing is that it remembers the brightness level and doesn't require cycling through every setting to get back to the one you left it at. It would be great for emergency kits as well, with the 300 hour runtime being… Full review

Highgear TrailLite Mini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A small, light, and very efficient addition to our canoe camping equipment arsenal. It is very reasonably priced (we got a great sale price), and has held up over multiple trips. Simple AA battery use makes it easy for us (we carry extras), but the lantern has kept its brightness for a long time. I had seen this lantern at a gear swap (it was new, a vendor item), and was impressed with its size. For canoe camping, small size is preferred. We did have a larger (though still only about 8 inches tall)… Full review

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

rated 4 of 5 stars It has two modes, standard and candle. The candle mode allows the LED to flicker like a candle, which adds nice ambiance if you are looking for it. You can choose between three brightness settings: low, medium, and high while in either the standard or candle mode. This lantern would be great on backpacking trips or while traveling. I would recommend this lantern for the lightweight backpacker and traveler. This is an awesome little lantern. It's lightweight (3.1 ounces) making it easy to take it… Full review

Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a super lantern for canoe camping or even for car camping. It is very adjustable and can be set from very low lighting to super bright. It is a great little light that you can use to charge up your cell phones or MP3 or almost anything that you may have that can be charged with a USB cable. You can charge it up before your trip from your computer or even plug it in at home in the wall socket or in your car's cigar lighter. And if you need you can use the built-in hand crank or buy an optional… Full review

Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3 of 5 stars This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model. The new models are rated at 60 lumen with a flashlight option. I'll be honest... this doesn't go on every backpacking trip because it's a little redundant when you have a headlamp. However, the Orbit does provide nice ambient light when backpacking with groups and is a definite "must pack" when car camping. So about two years ago, on a spontaneous trip to Joshua Tree, my friend bought this lantern at a local store, Joshua Tree Outfitters. Being… Full review

Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Fun, little lantern that would make a great addition to a family trip. I wouldn’t recommend this for someone getting ready to head out on a backcountry trip, but it does serve its purpose as a lantern very well. The Lighthouse’s secondary features of hand crank charging and ability to charge external devices make it a unique package, but don’t get too caught up in these features as the lantern is the main attraction. I’ve always owned some sort of hand-crank chargeable device. This is the… Full review

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Black Diamond Apollo
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Apollo
$32 - $49
Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Pico Lantern
$23 - $29
RTG R-PAL
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
RTG
R-PAL
$130
Coleman 8D Family Size LED Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Family Size LED Lantern
$30
Coleman 3AA MicroPacker Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
3AA MicroPacker Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman Northstar Electric Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Northstar Electric Lantern
discontinued
PiSAT Solar K-Light Solar Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PiSAT Solar
K-Light Solar Lantern
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rayovac
Sportsman Area Lantern
Black Diamond Orbit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Black Diamond
Orbit
$16 - $29
Black Diamond Voyager
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Voyager
$30 - $39
Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Goal Zero
Lighthouse 250 Lantern
$80
Highgear TrailLite Mini
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear
TrailLite Mini
$8 - $18
UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UCO
Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
$20
Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Coleman
LED Micropacker Lantern
$15 MSRP
Brunton Polaris LED Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Brunton
Polaris LED Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 4D Floating Krypton Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
4D Floating Krypton Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 8D Rugged Twin U-Tube Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Rugged Twin U-Tube Lantern
discontinued
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Coleman
Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
$22
Snow Peak Mini Hozuki
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Snow Peak
Mini Hozuki
$32 - $39
Coleman CR123A Lithium Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman
CR123A Lithium Pack-Away Lantern
$60 MSRP
Highgear TrailTorch
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Highgear
TrailTorch
discontinued
Coleman 8D Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Pack-Away Lantern
$30 MSRP
Brunton Lamplight LED Flashlight and Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Brunton
Lamplight LED Flashlight and Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 6D CPX Classic Family Lantern
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
6D CPX Classic Family Lantern
$40 - $49
Brunton Glorb XB Lantern
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Brunton
Glorb XB Lantern
discontinued
Freeplay Indigo
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Freeplay
Indigo
$40 MSRP
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
LED Micro Lantern
$10
Coleman Retro Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Retro Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern
$50 MSRP
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Ozark Trail
Fluorescent Camping Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Glorb LED Lantern
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Brunton
Glorb LED Lantern
discontinued
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (5)
Ozark Trail
LED Hanging Tent Light
discontinued
 
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (37)
Ozark Trail
LED Rechargeable Lantern
Northwest Territory Rechargeable Camping Lantern
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Northwest Territory
Rechargeable Camping Lantern
$25 MSRP
L.L.Bean Mini Camp Lantern
L.L.Bean
Mini Camp Lantern
$20
L.L.Bean Lighthouse 30 Camp Lantern
L.L.Bean
Lighthouse 30 Camp Lantern
$60
Ultimate Survival Technologies 60-Day Lantern
Ultimate Survival Technologies
60-Day Lantern
$80
Kelty LumaSpot Mini Lantern
Kelty
LumaSpot Mini Lantern
$29 - $44
Kelty LumaTwist
Kelty
LumaTwist
$44 - $64
Eureka! Magic 185 Lantern
Eureka!
Magic 185 Lantern
$25
UCO Arka
UCO
Arka
$56 - $69
Kelty LumaSpot Rhythm Camping Lantern
Kelty
LumaSpot Rhythm Camping Lantern
$45 - $69
eGear 10-Day Lantern
eGear
10-Day Lantern
$36
Ultimate Survival Technologies 10-Day Lantern
Ultimate Survival Technologies
10-Day Lantern
$40
Kelty LumaTech
Kelty
LumaTech
$30 - $41
UCO MightyLite Flip Lantern
UCO
MightyLite Flip Lantern
$40
Gerber Freescape Lantern
Gerber
Freescape Lantern
$67
Snow Peak Hozuki Lantern
Snow Peak
Hozuki Lantern
$90
Brunton Lamplight 360
Brunton
Lamplight 360
$18
Primus Polaris Lantern
Primus
Polaris Lantern
$38 - $78
Coleman 4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
Coleman
4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
$29
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