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rated 5 of 5 stars
MPowerd Luci Original

Lightweight inflatable solar lantern. We have four of these solar lanterns. I purchased them a couple of years ago at a Bob’s Store for $14.95 each to use as nighttime lighting in our Oru kayaks. The Oru folding kayaks are made of a double-thick, polyethylene sheet that is folded into a 12-foot kayak (Beach LT and Bay LT) and a 16-foot Coast model. The white hull is translucent, so we activate two lanterns for each hull and put one each in the bow and stern as we are assembling the kayak for safe… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MPowerd Luci Outdoor 2.0

To sum up this light in one word...fantastic! I have owned two of these lights for several years, and they are FANTASTIC. They weigh next to nothing. I clip one to the top of my pack lid and it recharges while I'm hiking. They have a charge level indicator (which my first solar light did not have), and a loop on top to hang it in my tent using the mini-biners that clip it to my pack. On low power it puts out enough light to see to set up my tent, read a book, or any other task that you would perform… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MPowerd Luci Outdoor 2.0

Luci v2.0 solar-powered LED light is a compact, lightweight, super bright, and versatile option that provides lantern-like light. Charges up easily. Nothing fancy...just a great idea. Here's another review of an MPowered Luci product...that I've been meaning to add. Item was brought to my attention by a friend that had one and recommended it as we were preparing for a private raft trip down the Grand Canyon this spring. It was a nice lantern-like light that provided general lighting, and was a good… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MPowerd Luci Connect

MPowered's Luci Connect is a solar powered light that features a wide array of colors and settings. If you live in a place where the sun shines regularly, this is an awesome piece of gear to add to your collection. Beginning in 2012, Mpowered started manufacturing solar powered lights to offer affordable clean energy options to the masses. Mpowered wants to challenge the global population to make less of an impact by using clean energy. So, supporting Mpowered means that you support a company that… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MPowerd Luci Connect

This latest arrival from MPOWERD is smart, solar, inflatable, waterproof, durable, and you can choose from colors, brightness, and scheduling all off your mobile device! This is a VERY bright light. It allows for the latest IOS and Android devices to control it. The colors appear to be limitless. It is the first remote control light of its kind. It still lives up to the brand's durability and beautiful design. This is basically a Philips Hue on the run—oh and it's waterproof! Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
BioLite SiteLight XL

Great globe light for basecamp. I pair mine with an Anker PowerCore 26800 and Anker PowerPort Solar for a total solution. For a bonus, add BioLite SiteLight Mini.  Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail LED Rechargeable Lantern

Used unit 3-4 times camping. Bright adjustable light. Unfortunately, the unit will not recharge. Would not recommend the unit for this reason. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail LED Rechargeable Lantern

I've bought more Ozark products and they're cheaply made also. This lantern lasted five charges, now won't hold a charge.  Wasted money on an Ozark tent, poles bent first time using it.  Ozark products are cheap garbage. Spend a little more and go Coleman. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Orbit

It's lightweight and small. Puts out good light for cooking or reading at night. I like it. It fits my needs if I ever use it that often. I usually use the Snow Peak Giga lamp knockoff that is four times brighter, but it also uses a canister to fuel it and mantles that are getting harder to find. I still use a UCO Candle Lantern when it's cold in my tent, so I am still an analog light person. I bought a box load of camping gear at a thrift store for $5. Had an MSR DragonFly stove a SweetWater filter… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MPowerd Luci Connect added Apr 29, 2019
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MPowerd Luci Outdoor 2.0 added Apr 29, 2019
$20 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BioLite SiteLight XL added Oct 5, 2018
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Suaoki Solar Panel Foldable LED Lantern added Mar 9, 2017
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station added Jan 25, 2017
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ThorFire LED Camping Lantern added Dec 14, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LuminAID Packlite 12 added Nov 25, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Power Practical Luminoodle added Jul 21, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini Lantern added Jul 9, 2016
$35 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
BioLite PowerLight Mini added May 4, 2016
$40 - $44
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Moji XP added May 3, 2016
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern added Apr 27, 2016
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Leschi Lantern + Flashlight added Apr 27, 2016
$10 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Polaris 360 added Oct 9, 2015
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry added Aug 25, 2015
$28 - $39
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Helix Bluetooth added Aug 25, 2015
$77 - $112
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MPowerd Luci EMRG added Aug 8, 2015
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MPowerd Luci Aura added Jul 27, 2015
$20 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fenix CL20 added May 27, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nite Ize MoonLit LED Micro Lantern added Feb 23, 2015
$8 - $10
RTG R-PAL added Jul 15, 2014
$130 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (2)
Northwest Territory Rechargeable Camping Lantern added May 14, 2014
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern added Nov 25, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MPowerd Luci Original added Jul 17, 2013
$17 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Arka added Jan 28, 2013
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Lantern added Jan 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Voyager added Nov 29, 2012
$24 - $39
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Snow Peak Mini Hozuki added Nov 15, 2012
$43
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
UCO Clarus added Sep 27, 2012
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Cocoon added Jul 27, 2012
$10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 6D CPX Classic Family Lantern added Mar 31, 2012
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Highgear TrailLite Mini added Oct 17, 2011
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Twin LED Lantern added Oct 5, 2010
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Ambient Light Dry Bag added Apr 30, 2010
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PiSAT Solar K-Light Solar Lantern added Feb 9, 2010
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rayovac Sportsman Area Lantern added Oct 26, 2009
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern added Sep 27, 2009
$8
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (5)
Ozark Trail LED Hanging Tent Light added Sep 3, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Black Diamond Orbit added Nov 4, 2008
$27 - $29
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (6)
Ozark Trail Fluorescent Camping Lantern added Jul 4, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern added May 27, 2008
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman CR123A Lithium Pack-Away Lantern added Apr 28, 2008
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Apollo added Mar 14, 2008
$58 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 3AA MicroPacker Lantern added Mar 14, 2008
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 8D Family Size LED Lantern added Mar 14, 2008
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Brunton Polaris LED Lantern added Mar 10, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (40)
Ozark Trail LED Rechargeable Lantern added Jul 7, 2007
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Freeplay Indigo added Jun 4, 2007
$40 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Brunton Glorb XB Lantern added Mar 15, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Highgear TrailTorch added Jul 28, 2006
discontinued