Snow Peak Mini Hozuki
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39.95
Bright, Light, and TIGHT!
- Magnetic located hang loop
- Candle mode
- Globe comes off easily
- Leaves stick inside like a dry cornflake in a cereal bowl
Range: Lit up my tent like a battlefield. Not being a focused beam, it doesn't throw light far. But you can probably see it from a long ways away due to its brightness.
Beam & Brightness: Unlike most tent lanterns, this throws all of its light straight down. No annoying dark spots in the tent, which is a big bonus. I had to turn it down a bit because it was turning my retinas into beef jerky.
Burn Time: Long enough for a weekend trip plus use around the house so far. Rated for 70 hours, and I believe it.
Power Source: 2 Minutes to swap AAA's batteries.
Ease of Use: Hang, Push the globe, "Let there be light". Magnetic hang loop makes it easy to hang almost anywhere. The red low batter indicator tells you when to change batteries.
Weather: It was cold out and still worked. Doesn't claim to be watertight, and it isn't.
Features: Candle mode is good for making your buddies jealous of your high tech Japanese lantern. Magnetic hang loop is the best I have used so far.
Modes: Infinite brightness on both normal and candle mode.
Construction & Durability: Seems to be good, like I said above, the globe comes off easily, but also reattaches easily.
Best For: Backpackers, people that live in darkness, and those that can not see during the night without a light source.