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Highgear TrailLite Mini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good value for a rugged lantern that is in the middle of the pack in terms of built-in features, battery life, and brightness. I would recommend this lantern for anyone who goes on trips in groups of three or more. It won't replace the headlamp in your pack, but I find it to be useful and affordable supplemental lighting. I picked up the identical Eddie Bauer-branded version of the Highgear TrailLite Mini two years ago on a whim, and so far it has performed up to my expectations, considering the… Full review

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

Top-Rated Battery-Powered Lanterns

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Black Diamond Apollo
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond
Apollo
$32 - $49
Black Diamond Orbit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Black Diamond
Orbit
$16 - $29
Black Diamond Titan Lantern
Black Diamond
Titan Lantern
$71 - $79
Black Diamond Voyager
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond
Voyager
$30 - $39
Brunton Flip
Brunton
Flip
Brunton Glorb LED Lantern
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Brunton
Glorb LED Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Glorb XB Lantern
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Brunton
Glorb XB Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Lamplight 360
Brunton
Lamplight 360
$18
Brunton Lamplight LED Flashlight and Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Brunton
Lamplight LED Flashlight and Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Link
Brunton
Link
$26
Brunton Polaris LED Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Brunton
Polaris LED Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Polaris XL LED Lantern
Brunton
Polaris XL LED Lantern
discontinued
Brunton Primus Polaris Lantern
Brunton
Primus Polaris Lantern
$48
Brunton Primus Polaris XL Lantern
Brunton
Primus Polaris XL Lantern
$83
Brunton Wow
Brunton
Wow
$37
Century LED Lantern
Century
LED Lantern
Century Rugged LED Lantern
Century
Rugged LED Lantern
Coast Camp Light
Coast
Camp Light
Coast Large Lantern
Coast
Large Lantern
 
Coast
Small Lantern
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
LED Micro Lantern
$10
Coleman 2-in-1 Companion Lantern
Coleman
2-in-1 Companion Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 2-in-1 Packaway Lantern
Coleman
2-in-1 Packaway Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 3AA MicroPacker Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
3AA MicroPacker Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4AA LED Camp Lantern
Coleman
4AA LED Camp Lantern
$10 MSRP
 
Coleman
4D Camp Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 4D Classic Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Classic Personal Size Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4D Classic XPS LED Lantern
Coleman
4D Classic XPS LED Lantern
$30
Coleman 4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
Coleman
4D CPX Classic Personal Size LED Lantern
$29
Coleman 4D CPX LED Duo
Coleman
4D CPX LED Duo
$60
Coleman 4D CPX LED Duo Lantern
Coleman
4D CPX LED Duo Lantern
$60 MSRP
Coleman 4D Floating Krypton Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
4D Floating Krypton Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 4D Pack-Away Lantern
Coleman
4D Pack-Away Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 4D Pack-Away Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Pack-Away Personal Size Lantern
$15 MSRP
Coleman 4D Personal Size LED Lantern
Coleman
4D Personal Size LED Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 4D Personal Size Pack-Away Lantern
Coleman
4D Personal Size Pack-Away Lantern
$27
Coleman 4D Personal U-Tube Lantern
Coleman
4D Personal U-Tube Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 4D Rugged Personal Size Lantern
Coleman
4D Rugged Personal Size Lantern
$20 MSRP
Coleman 4D Rugged U-Tube Lantern
Coleman
4D Rugged U-Tube Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 6D CPX Classic Family Lantern
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
6D CPX Classic Family Lantern
$40 - $49
Coleman 6D CPX Duo Lantern
Coleman
6D CPX Duo Lantern
Coleman 8D Classic Family Size Lantern
Coleman
8D Classic Family Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
 
Coleman
8D Classic Twin U-Tube Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 8D Family Size LED Lantern
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Family Size LED Lantern
$30
Coleman 8D Pack-Away Lantern
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Pack-Away Lantern
$30 MSRP
Coleman 8D Remote Control Lantern
Coleman
8D Remote Control Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 8D Rugged Full Size Lantern
Coleman
8D Rugged Full Size Lantern
$25 MSRP
Coleman 8D Rugged Twin U-Tube Lantern
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
8D Rugged Twin U-Tube Lantern
discontinued
Coleman 8D Twin LED Lantern
Coleman
8D Twin LED Lantern
$45 - $69
Coleman 8D Twin Spiral Lantern
Coleman
8D Twin Spiral Lantern
discontinued
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