Reviewed by bargin hunter from Montana on Friday, December 26, 2014
this lantern seemed a bit high price wise but I thought Black Diamond would a product worth investing in. My first try putting in the batteries the lamp didn't light noticed when I went to check on the batteries they seemed a little hot so I figured I'd let my husband reload it with a new set. He did get the lamp to work for a couple of seconds the light went out and next thing we knew the lantern was smoking! This time the batteries got so hot it melted the plastic. Good thing we didn't give it as a X-mas gift it's and yeah going back.
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.