Highgear TrailLite Mini

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A small, light, and very efficient addition to our…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7


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.


  • Small size
  • Lightweight
  • Bright illumination
  • Nice color choices


  • Not rechargeable, so if have to replace lots of batteries, could get pricey.
  • Not sure I would pay full MSRP of $18 for it.


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) scout lantern (uses 4 AA batteries), but it was bulky, and a bit heavy to hang inside the tent.

I was not sure how bright the lantern was, and just hesitated and did not buy it. A week later, I saw it on a great sale online and ordered it. It has been a great little lantern!

It has 5 LEDs, and is nicely bright; the reported burn time is 145 hours, so we have a ways to go. It is rubberized, and has an easy single push button control; nice for our sometimes rainy adventures, and easy to turn on for lighting up the tent interior. The globe is frosted, so the light has limited glare effect. It only weighs 6 oz. (with the 4 AAs installed).

This is a nifty little light, and we may buy another one, if we get another great sale opportunity!

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Highgear's TrailLite Mini page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The TrailLite Mini is a small, compact lantern that is great for any lowlight environments. With a 110 hour burn time, you never have to worry about being in the dark.

- CampSaver.com

Light and bright, the Highgear TrailLite Mini puts out 30 lumens and keeps it up for a 110 hour burn time.


This small, compact lantern features a 110-hour burn time, explore the night. Runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) and can last from 110 hours in constant mode to 145 hours in flashing mode Five ultra bright LEDs provide 30 Lumens Features a reflector for enhanced lighting, yet casts a soft glow due to the non-glare, frosted globe Lightweight design features a rubberized construction for easy grip and a foldable steel handle IPX4 Weather Resistance Item Specifications Battery Size AA Weight 187g Bulb LED Run Time 110 - 145 Hours Dimensions 2.2 x 5.3" Battery Li-Ion,Alkaline

- Mountains Plus

CLOSEOUTS . The compact Highgear Trail Lite mini lantern provides lightweight illumination for your tent or campsite. It boasts five ultra-bright LEDs and a durable design. Available Colors: GREEN, BLUE, RED.

- Sierra Trading Post