Battery-Powered Lanterns

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Recent Battery-Powered Lantern Reviews

Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's lightweight and small. Puts out good light for cooking or reading at night. I like it. It fits my needs if I ever use it that often. I usually use the Snow Peak Giga lamp knockoff that is four times brighter, but it also uses a canister to fuel it and mantles that are getting harder to find. I still use a UCO Candle Lantern when it's cold in my tent, so I am still an analog light person. I bought a box load of camping gear at a thrift store for $5. Had an MSR DragonFly stove a SweetWater filter… Full review

Black Diamond Moji XP

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works excellent when hanging. Best for car camping. This review is for the 2016 150-lumen Moji XP. I really like aspects of the Moji XP. It is elegantly simple. It seems very sturdy and well made. The light tint leans yellow instead of blue. But due to some flaws it is not an ideal lantern. Hanging above a picnic table the Moji XP it is excellent. The light output is bright enough to comfortably light a table. The warm even light is ideal for eating a late meal. The lantern is not bright enough… Full review

Black Diamond Voyager

rated 4 of 5 stars Compact and effective. Happy with it. My Voyager is a 2016 model with 140 lumen output from the lantern portion. I hung it beneath a dining fly above a picnic table. I was in a car camping environment for a long weekend.  The light works great hanging above a table, or in a large tent.  The lantern's output is not bright enough to light a whole campsite, but that is expected. My table top was comfortably lit and the surrounding area lit about as well as a campfire.  The best aspect of this lantern… Full review

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile light and power source, especially for emergencies and power failures. Not my first choice for backpacking where a headlamp is preferable. I have used these lanterns during routine power outages and also during a recent hurried home evacuation. They served very capably. I have also used on a two-week field project, camping in the back country where the USB charging worked quite well. I also like the high capacity "no brainer" replaceable batteries. You can insert either end of the battery… Full review

Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A compact, lightweight, and versatile camp lantern suitable for short-to-medium length backpacking trips. What weighs 8 ounces, fits in the palm of your hand, throws enough light for cooking and reading, and will burn for hundreds of hours? Not so many years ago the only thing that would meet those specs would have been an old-fashioned candle lantern (with some extra candles), and the cooking and reading part might require some close maneuvering. But nowadays there might be a few contenders for… Full review

MPowerd Luci EMRG

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The LUCI solar light is a small, lightweight LED flashlight/lantern that is powered by the sun. It's fully rechargeable and never needs batteries. I know other reviewers have covered this topic, but I have put together a video review to show you some of its features. Here is my video review featuring two models of the LUCI Solar light...the Original and the EMRG. Full review

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Small, lightweight tent lantern. Picked up a few years ago after a "Gear of the Year" nod from an outdoor publication. Pretty happy with its size and light. The magnetic clip is great for attaching in a tent, giving a decent glow without being overly bright.  Perfect for folks who like to read, journal, or play games in the later hours.   Think I paid $40 for it new, which is kinda pricey, all things considered. Continue to use. Only replaced batteries once after 15 or so nights of use. Full review

UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my Pika lantern, which I use in both flashlight and lantern mode. It is a small, lightweight, and dependable light for use in camping, or as an emergency light. It is easily re-charged, and also can be used to charge other devices. I have used this reliable light for two years on frequent canoe camping and winter cabin camping trips, and would definitely recommend it to others. While on a recent solo canoe camping trip, I had to pack up my gear in the pre-dawn hours, while a steady rain was… Full review

UCO Clarus

rated 4 of 5 stars Reliable and convenient lantern/flashlight combo. A great value for any backpacker. The UCO Clarus is a convenient little lantern/flashlight. When collapsed it focuses the beam out the front lens for use as a flashlight. When expanded it allows the light to shine out the sides of the frosted globe for use as a lantern. It's powered by 3 AAA batteries and has a high, medium and low brightness level and a strobe mode. It is rugged and water-resistant. This is a great little lantern to hang around… Full review

Top-Rated Battery-Powered Lanterns

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Black Diamond Moji
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Ambient Light Dry Bag Battery-Powered Lantern / Dry Bag
$7 - $16
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
$8 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nite Ize MoonLit LED Micro Lantern
$8 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Cocoon
$10
 
Coleman 4AA LED Camp Lantern
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Leschi Lantern + Flashlight
$13
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
UCO Clarus
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern
$15 MSRP
 
Coleman 4D Pack-Away Personal Size Lantern
$15 MSRP
Coleman 4D Personal Size Pack-Away Lantern
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Black Diamond Orbit
$16 - $29
UCO Hyak Lantern + Flashlight
$18
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Highgear TrailLite Mini
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 3AA MicroPacker Lantern
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Power Practical Luminoodle
$20 MSRP
 
Coleman 4D Classic Personal Size Lantern
$20 MSRP
Kelty LumaTrail
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4D Rugged Personal Size Lantern
$23 - $29
Primus Camping Lantern
$22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Moji XP
$22 - $24
Eureka! Magic 125 Lantern
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Voyager
$24 - $40
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Apollo
$24 - $60
Eagles Nest Outfitters Moonshine
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern
$25
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (2)
Northwest Territory Rechargeable Camping Lantern
$25 MSRP
 
Coleman 8D Classic Family Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
 
Coleman 4D Personal Size LED Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 8D Rugged Full Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
Primus Pocket Camping Lantern
$26 MSRP
Nebo Sports WEATHERRITE 610 Lumen LED Lantern
$28
Coleman CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern
$29
BioLite SiteLight
$30
Coleman 4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini
$30 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 8D Family Size LED Lantern
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Suaoki Solar Panel Foldable LED Lantern
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 8D Pack-Away Lantern
$30 MSRP
Kelty LumaTech
$30 MSRP
UCO Tetra Lantern + Flashlight + USB Charging Station Battery-Powered Lantern / Flashlight
$32 - $35
 
Eureka! Magic 185 Lantern
$33
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry
$34 - $39
HybridLight Puc Expandable Lantern/Charger
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
$35 MSRP
 
Coleman CPX 4D High Tech LED Lantern
$35 MSRP
Coleman Rugged Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern
$35 MSRP
Highgear Smartlite
$35 MSRP
Ultimate Survival Technologies 30-Day Glo Lantern
$37
Primus Polaris Lantern
$38
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