Reviewed by PDX Ruth from Portland, OR on Thursday, November 27, 2014
This is a lot of light from such a small package. I like that you can dim it - an unusual feature. It does not seem quite as bright as another small lantern I have, but this is not as harsh. I have this as an extra, not primary, light for car camping, but I imagine it would work well for backpacking - it collapses down. Various useful ways to hang or sit.
Reviewed by Outdoorsman from California on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I have a ton of different camp lights, lanterns, etc. This by far has been one of the most useful. I've had one for about 8 years and figured why not get a second one when I saw it on Sierra. Good amount of light for it's size. Nice for inside a tent, in the back of a car, etc. It lights up smaller areas very well. It wont' light up a whole campsite like a big lantern. Maybe a table for eating outside.
Smart design and very compact. I like how it collapses, which makes it impossible to turn on when packed in your bag. I've had that happen with others. The "on" button gets bumped during transport and turns it on in your bag. Then when you need it the batteries are dead. That can't happen with this light because the upper globe slides down over the base, covering the "on" button, when not in use.
LED and the batteries (4 AAA) will last a long time. Easily an entire weekend of camping and most likely close to a week of camping. I can't say I've had to change the batteries much, but if I recall, on a 10 day car camping trip a few years ago I think the batteries lasted 5-6 days. And this was a late fall trip where we went to bed early read in bed because the sun went down at 5pm. So lots of evening use.
Also has a hook on the top for hanging. I've hung it in my tent many times. Also hung it in my car a few times.
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