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Recent Battery-Powered Lantern Reviews

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

Top-Rated Battery-Powered Lanterns

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Highgear TrailLite Mini
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear
TrailLite Mini
$8 - $18
UCO Cocoon
UCO
Cocoon
$8
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
LED Micro Lantern
$10
Goal Zero Luna LED Light
Goal Zero
Luna LED Light
$10 - $12
Dorcy 4 LED Lantern
Dorcy
4 LED Lantern
$10
Coleman 4AA LED Camp Lantern
Coleman
4AA LED Camp Lantern
$10 MSRP
Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Coleman
LED Micropacker Lantern
$15 MSRP
Coleman 4D Pack-Away Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Pack-Away Personal Size Lantern
$15 MSRP
Coleman 4D Personal Size Pack-Away Lantern
Coleman
4D Personal Size Pack-Away Lantern
$27
eGear 10-Day Lantern
eGear
10-Day Lantern
$16 - $27
Black Diamond Orbit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Black Diamond
Orbit
$18 - $29
Brunton Lamplight 360
Brunton
Lamplight 360
$18
Texsport U-Tube Floating Lantern
Texsport
U-Tube Floating Lantern
$19
L.L.Bean Stowaway Collapsible Lantern
L.L.Bean
Stowaway Collapsible Lantern
$20
UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UCO
Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
$20
Primus Camping Lantern
Primus
Camping Lantern
$20 - $36
L.L.Bean Mini Camp Lantern
L.L.Bean
Mini Camp Lantern
$20
Coleman 3AA MicroPacker Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
3AA MicroPacker Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4D Classic Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Classic Personal Size Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4D Rugged Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Rugged Personal Size Lantern
$22
Kelty LumaTrail
Kelty
LumaTrail
$20 - $29
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Coleman
Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
$22
Highgear Smartlite
Highgear
Smartlite
$23 - $35
Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Pico Lantern
$23 - $29
UCO Lumora LED Lantern
UCO
Lumora LED Lantern
$23 - $29
Eureka! Magic 185 Lantern
Eureka!
Magic 185 Lantern
$25
L.L.Bean Lookout Camp Lantern
L.L.Bean
Lookout Camp Lantern
$25
Coleman 4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
Coleman
4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
$25 - $28
Ultimate Survival Technologies 10-Day Lantern
Ultimate Survival Technologies
10-Day Lantern
$25 - $39
Northwest Territory Rechargeable Camping Lantern
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Northwest Territory
Rechargeable Camping Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 8D Classic Family Size Lantern
Coleman
8D Classic Family Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 4D Personal Size LED Lantern
Coleman
4D Personal Size LED Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 8D Rugged Full Size Lantern
Coleman
8D Rugged Full Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
Primus Pocket Camping Lantern
Primus
Pocket Camping Lantern
$26 MSRP
Kelty LumaTech
Kelty
LumaTech
$28 - $41
Brunton Link
Brunton
Link
$28
Black Diamond Voyager
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Voyager
$28 - $39
Kelty LumaSpot Mini Lantern
Kelty
LumaSpot Mini Lantern
$29 - $44
L.L.Bean Solar Wind 'N Go Mini Lantern
L.L.Bean
Solar Wind 'N Go Mini Lantern
$30
Coleman CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern
Coleman
CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern
$30
L.L.Bean Mini Lighthouse Lantern
L.L.Bean
Mini Lighthouse Lantern
$30
Coleman 8D Family Size LED Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Family Size LED Lantern
$30
Kelty Flashback Mini Lantern
Kelty
Flashback Mini Lantern
$30 - $39
Coleman 4D Classic XPS LED Lantern
Coleman
4D Classic XPS LED Lantern
$30
Coleman 8D Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Pack-Away Lantern
$30 MSRP
Black Diamond Apollo
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Apollo
$32 - $49
L.L.Bean 10-Day Camp Lantern
L.L.Bean
10-Day Camp Lantern
$35
 
Coleman
CPX 4D High Tech LED Lantern
$35 MSRP
Coleman Rugged Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern
Coleman
Rugged Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern
$35 MSRP
Nebo Sports WEATHERRITE 610 Lumen LED Lantern
Nebo Sports
WEATHERRITE 610 Lumen LED Lantern
$36
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