Lanterns are an essential accessory for camping. They are useful for moving around in the dark and making your camping fun. Have a look at this list featuring the best and most durable lanterns that you can buy today.
9. UST Camping Lantern ($36.05)
This high-quality, field-tested, 30-day lantern can last 30 days on low brightness which is 29 lumens and can run 32 hours on 300 lumens. It has four modes, i.e., high, medium, low and SOS flashing. A green LED indicator comes with the device to locate it in the dark. The glove is removable, and the unit is housed in a rubberized casing. It is water-resistant and uses 3 D cell batteries.
“Read and believe the other reviews about the quality and versatility of this product. I’m just here to say that the first thing I did, just for fun, was to test the “30-day” claim. With a fresh set of batteries, and even turning it up to medium or high from time to time to demonstrate to friends, this thing ran continuously for 33 days. It is the real deal!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Surborder Shop Camping Lantern ($9.38)
This 60LED portable camping lantern is an environment-friendly device which is incredibly easy to install and has an extremely long life. It is safe and stable. The unit has a continuous lighting time of 24 hours. It uses three AA batteries and has three modes of working, i.e., low 5 LEDs, medium 17 LEDs, high 60 LEDs. It is durable, lightweight and compact.
“I wasn’t sure whether to order these or not based on the reviews, but I am glad that I did! I use these in a 10×10 pop up a tent over two different tables while working outdoor events in the dark. They don’t provide a tonne of light, but when it is dark and rainy in Seattle, some light is better than none. And the highest setting is sufficient enough. They come with a little hook so they are easy to hang.
I will likely buy more of these to have on hand in different event markets.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Blitzu Camping Lantern ($7.99)
This ultra-bright portable LED camping lantern is built with 30 ultra-bright LEDs and is water-resistant. The stainless steel handle can be folded making it easy to carry around. It delivers super bright 360-degree illumination for up to 72 hours on a single set of three AA batteries. It is an ideal portable emergency light.
“Jubilant. Strong construction and quality. Very bright light. I purchased this light for my daughter for when we go camping and with being six she is easily pleased. With that being said I am ex-Army, current law enforcement, and avid outdoorsman so I am always looking for something of high quality and dependability. For a short period, my daughter and I have played with this light it is high quality and very dependable. This light could easily be more money but surprisingly not.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Xtreme Bright Camping Lantern ($9.77)
This fully collapsible camping lantern weighs only six pounds and fits conveniently in your bag. The unit features seven active diodes which provide long-lasting visibility up to 5 hours on 3 AA batteries, even in the rain. It does not have an ON/OFF switch. You just have to pull it in open to turn it ON. It has handles which allow you to prop it inside your tent.
“I live in California, earthquake country. I wanted something I could carry around with me in a power failure; take into the bathroom and hang on the door knob, or set on a table while we eat. It’s for emergencies, so I was looking for something that wouldn’t break easily, and I could carry outside in any weather. This lantern is about 5″ high closed, and you can open it as little as an inch to turn it on. I got the red one, so the light shines through as a red light. When fully extended, it’s about twice as high as when closed. When it’s closed, the metal handles fold down into grooves at the base. It’s not the brightest flashlight or lantern I have, but it’s pretty bright for this small size, and it’s perfect for what I purchased it for.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. AYL Camping Lantern ($24.99)
This water-resistant, shock-proof, battery-powered, long-lasting LED lantern is ideal for camping, hiking, and emergencies. The unit can run for six days on fresh 3D batteries. It has three lighting modes, i.e., low, high and flashing strobe. You can switch between these modes using the switch button. The LED bulbs have an output of 600 lumens and come with a removable convex reflector cap that provides 360 lighting, and that can also be removed to allow for more focused light. The hook at the button can be used to set it up virtually anywhere.
“I bought this for my son to take to his apt for college. During the summer months, there can be rolling blackouts. So I got this for him as a “just in case” item. It’s small and compact but has LOTS of light. I plan on buying another one for our apt!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. MalloMe Camping Lantern ($22.95)
This LED camping lantern is ideal for a hurricane, emergencies, backpacking, fishing, hiking and outdoor activities. The unit provides 146 lumens bright light in 360-degrees.
“Bought these as a gift for my kids who just purchased their first homes for emergency lighting in power failures! These are small compact lights that will be perfect they won’t take up a lot of space to store, and they are brilliant when needed.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Streamlight Camping Lantern ($112.92)
This rechargeable camping lantern has an ergonomic handle designed to lock in upright or stowed position and a hook which can be used to hang it horizontally. The spring-loaded incorporated D-Rings stow against the body of the lantern when not in use. It has a watertight storage apartment and a portable USB charger. A rubber padding covers USB and charge ports. The Siege on/off button lights up when in use and also indicates the battery life that is left.
“There are just some things you get you don’t appreciate it when you first get it. For me, it was the handle on the lantern. When saw it I thought it was some goofy marketing thing. After a few camp trips, this is my go to the field light. The outside handle is perfect, come up to a pipe (on awning) and just hang it, then grab and go when needed. Works on pipes in the camp restroom, tree branches, and as I said, awning. Nothing else needed just lift up and over. Nothing to fiddle with snaps or rings. The second thing I never thought I would use is the red led light. This is not unique to this light, just something I figured was a marketing gimmick again. Once again found it was very useful. Don’t know if you have ever walked around a campground in the dark, but it can become a tad disorienting where your site is when there are lots of other tents, RVs jeeps that all look the same at night. I turn on the steady red light, toss it up on the roof and head out to visit others. Later when I come back to the loop or campsite, the red beacon is so clear where my campsite is.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Etekcity Camping Lantern ($16.88)
This portable outdoor LED camping lantern works on 6 AA batteries and includes 30 individual LED bulbs. The unit is constructed with military grade and promises sustenance. The incredibly lightweight build allows you to take your lantern everywhere with ease. The unit can work up to 12 hours of continuous use with enough battery capacity (AA battery included). The handles fold away so you can suspend the unit or carry it with ease.
“I have to admit that I was a bit concerned that these lanterns were too good to be true. I wanted non-gas lighting for our upcoming camping trip, and these came highly recommended. So I did my research. Even though I’m very particular about reading reviews, I didn’t want my expectations to be unrealistic. Surely these collapsible lanterns couldn’t produce the amount of light claimed, right? Wrong! These are little powerhouse lights! They are super bright and easily illuminated the entirety of a pitch black bedroom. The fact that you get two lanterns for this price feels like a steal. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. They’re not bulky or as tall as a standard gas lamp. I’ve included a photo next to a roll of paper towels for scale.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Divine LEDs Camping Lantern ($9.99)
This camping lantern is ideal for hiking, emergencies, camping storms and power shortages. These lanterns are hand-built with military-grade, water-resistant plastic, making them extra durable wherever you may be. The light is built for both the indoors and outdoors. It can quickly collapse with a single push and is compatible with rechargeable batteries. It is constructed with 30 different individual premium LEDs.
“For about nine years I lived in Death Valley, CA. There were many power outages there as only one power line serves the entire 3.1 million acre area. I had a couple of LED lights while there, but I see a vast improvement in the LED lantern since that time. They are currently much brighter, and hopefully, the batteries will last much longer (time will tell). The Divine Lantern seems that it will be ideal for camping and when an emergency occurs. Because it is compact, it fits in a pack very well and appears to be well made. I am looking forward to a long relationship with my new lantern.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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