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Recent Light Reviews

Ozark Trail LED Rechargeable Lantern

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Mine doesnt have a battery or charger. Where and how much will it cost me How much will it cost me to get a battery. Full review

BioLite KettleCharge

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A kettle with a built-in thermoelectric generator that can charge USB-powered devices off-grid. Heat water, get a charge. A superb option for emergency use during power outages and something to consider for multi-day basecamp expeditions, but likely too much weight to justify its presence on most backpacking trips. BioLite KettleCharge The BioLite KettleCharge is a flat, stainless steel kettle with an opening for filling or pouring from the kettle, and a plastic handle that rises about the top of… Full review

Malkoff Devices Hound Dog

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely bright light with two functions — 1,000+ lumens and 70+ lumens. Roughly two hours on high with two 18650 batteries. I have not tested the low output time, since we use this as a backyard "let the dogs out" light. However, this gear would be invaluable for a night search operation. Highly recommended for those looking for a professional grade, rough use, super bright light. Not recommended for close work or enclosed areas. I purchased this light several months ago to light up my entire… Full review

Mammut X-Shot Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hard use headlamp that stands the test of time in all manner of conditions. Good for canoeing in dark conditions, close up work, and hiking. Recommended for those who are serious about night movement. I purchased this over six years ago in Alaska for use while duck hunting. Since then, it's been used lots of times in all types of weather (wet, cold, wet and cold, hot, you name it!). It has decent battery life and throws a great spot -— so good in fact that you can use it for night / early morning… Full review

Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought it for its tiny size, partial power settings, wide and narrow beams. I've had it for several years now. Every summer I spend three or more months in tents, and use it at least half an hour every single day. Batteries last so long that I forget whether I have changed them that season or the previous one. In 2015, this Tikka XP is now "the old model", but still delivering as the first day. A great flashlight that I can also use as headlamp 50% of the time. I walk around mostly during the day,… Full review

NiteCore P12

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, bright,with a simple user interface, this light carries easily. A variety of accessories increases its versatility. The user interface is straightforward and quickly mastered. You can set the light to turn on at any of four levels. A strobe, blinking beacon, and SOS are readily available using a separate switch. The light is compact and reasonably light, although too heavy to appeal to ultralighters. The light uses either CR123s or an 18650 battery. Go to school and learn about 18650s; they… Full review

Princeton Tec Vizz

rated 1 of 5 stars Why do the batteries routinely go dead after just a few hours? The first Vizz I owned seemed to have an electrical short -- why else would the battery go dead so quickly? So I called Princeton Tec to report the problem and they graciously agreed to have me send it back to them. They soon sent me another -- and the life of the batteries is equally poor: maybe 2 hours of use, and now the red light indicating low battery life is flashing. The problem with the burn time negates any redeeming qualities… Full review

Princeton Tec Apex

rated 5 of 5 stars A great headlamp. Waterproof battery pack a key feature. A really good product. Got it for under $50 on Sierra Trading. Store without batteries to prevent leakage. Full review

Panther Vision LED Lighted Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars PowerCaps or Visors merge the cap and head lamp, eliminating weight from your pack. Great battery life. I always wear a cap or visor when I hit the trail and, of course, always need a headlamp. Power caps combine the two and allows you to eliminate a head lamp from your pack its base weight. Battery life is long and you wouldn't know the light is part of the cap.  It does use two CR2032 batteries which are easily found at home but maybe not a "trail town." Spares are much lighter than AA's or AAA's. … Full review

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Black Diamond 6 Volt Battery Power Storage
$2
UCO Tealight Candles
$2
Nite Ize ClipLit Flashlight
$2 - $4
Coleman #21 Mantles Fuel-Burning Lantern
$3
UCO Replacement Candles
$3
UCO 9-Hour Candles
$3 - $4
 
UCO Side Reflector Fuel-Burning Lantern
$3
Coleman Instaclip Mantles Fuel-Burning Lantern
$4
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Pulsar Flashlight
$4
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Impulse Flashlight
$4 - $9
eGear Dynamo Dyno-Mite 2 LED Keychain Light Flashlight
$4
McNett X-Light Buckle Kit Flashlight
$4
 
Petzl Duo Standard Replacement Bulb Headlamp
$5
Coghlan's Flexible Light Flashlight
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Pulsar II Flashlight
$5 - $6
Soto Compact Mantle Set Fuel-Burning Lantern
$6
 
Princeton Tec Scout Batteries Headlamp
$6
Goal Zero Spark Solar Flashlight Flashlight
$6
 
Coghlan's Lantern Hanger
$6
Nite Ize ZipLit Flashlight
$6
Snow Peak Backpacking Lantern Mantles Fuel-Burning Lantern
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Ambient Light Dry Bag Battery-Powered Lantern / Dry Bag
$7 - $49
Mammut X-Zoom Filters Set Headlamp
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nite Ize Spotlit LED Light Flashlight
$8
Ultimate Survival Technologies EQ3 Headlamp Headlamp
$8
Petzl 6V Halogen Bulb Headlamp
$8
Maglite Solitaire-Single Cell AAA Flashlight
$8 - $9
UCO Cocoon Battery-Powered Lantern
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Solarrific Solar/ Handcrank LED Flashlight Keychain Flashlight
$8 MSRP
Inova Microlight Flashlight
$8
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Fuse Micro Lantern Flashlight
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Mini Candle Lantern Fuel-Burning Lantern
$9 - $10
Coghlan's Bug-Eye Headlight Headlamp
$9
Nite Ize Lite Holster Stretch Flashlight
$9
Life+Gear GLOW Flashlight Flashlight
$10
 
Petzl Duo Halogen Bulb Headlamp
$10
Goal Zero Luna LED Light Battery-Powered Lantern
$10
Black Diamond NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit Power Storage
$10 - $29
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Recharger Power Storage
$10 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Attitude Flashlight
$10 - $17
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern Battery-Powered Lantern
$10
Dorcy 4 LED Lantern Battery-Powered Lantern
$10
Nite Ize L.E.D. Upgrade Kit Flashlight
$10 - $18
Primus Thorium-Free Mantles
$10
Highgear SmartLatch Flashlight
$10 MSRP
Black Diamond AAA Rechargeable Battery 4 Pack Power Storage
$10 - $12
Nite Ize WrapLit LED Utility Light
$10
Nite Ize BugLit LED Micro Flashlight Flashlight
$10 - $13
Powertraveller Monkeytails Power Storage
$11 - $17
Snow Peak Lantern Hanger Small Fuel-Burning Lantern
$11
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