Black Diamond’s compact lantern is perfect for backpacking. Its top packs warm white LEDs beneath a diffuser for up to 150 lumens of smooth area light and a single LED on its other end for a directional flashlight beam. It runs on four AAA batteries and has a collapsible hook built-in for hanging.
THE BEST Lanterns
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This compact LED lantern folds up for easy packing and opens up onto a kickstand when in use. It outputs up to 400 lumens of brightness and delivers smooth and even light in every direction. It’s just as useful for camping and working on indoor projects, and its integrated handle lets you hang or carry it while lit.
This portable light can kick out up to 1500 lumens in its brightest mode, providing smooth 360º illumination for your campsite or any place you need to light up. It takes four D-cell batteries and has four brightness modes. Integrated hooks in its top and base provide hanging versatility.
Powered by Worx’s interchangeable PowerShare battery packs, the WX027L is a versatile source of illumination. It combines an LED flashlight, a desk lamp, a 360º lantern, and an emergency light in one. Its top telescopes and is hinged so you can adjust its angle as well. Available with or without a battery pack.
This stick-shaped light is perfect for camping or working on your car. It has a lantern for general lighting, as well as a flashlight for a more focused beam. In addition to its bright mode, the lantern has warm white and mosquito-repellant yellow modes. It’s also got magnets for easy mounting on metal surfaces.
This waterproof LED lantern doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with 360º sound. Its 4400 mAh battery offers up to 24 hours of light, or can recharge gadgets too. Its 400 lumen light source has 5 modes including bright white, red, color fade, music synced, and emergency.
Unlike most pocket-sized flashlights, Nitecore’s LA10 provides a soft, even flood light, so you can use it like a portable lantern. It outputs up to 135 lumens from a single AA battery, and has a magnetic tail cap for sticking to a car hood or other metal objects. Need more brightness? Check out the 1000-lumen Nitecore LR12.
UCO’s camping lantern provides a warm and natural source of light and heat. It has three spring-loaded candle tubes to keep them stable, and is made from lightweight aluminum with glass windows. Its top heat shield can be used to warm up small amounts of food or water. 9-hour candle refills available here.
UCO’s Sprout is a camping lantern that delivers up to 100 lumens of diffuse light. It measures only 2.5″x 2.5″x 1.9″ and weighs just 2.7oz. Its light is dimmable and can be switched to blue for nightlight use. Its lanyard attaches magnetically for easy connection and removal. Available in AAA and rechargeable battery versions.
Nebo’s collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick, and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under sink repairs, or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.
This rechargeable flashlight is built into a spring-loaded carabiner clip that easily attaches to bags or belt loops. Its bright, diffuse LED light can swivel 90 degrees, and has 350 lumen, 160 lumen, SOS, and strobe modes. It also has magnets for easy mounting on steel surfaces.
LuminAID’s useful solar powered lantern gets transformed into a portable Jack-o-lantern. This 4.75″ inflatable cube runs on sunshine, and can light up in one of nine colors to add a festive touch to your Halloween festivities. It includes a variety of stickers for your kids to decorate with.
Need a super bright and diffuse light source when working on projects? This plug-in 54-watt, 6000-lumen LED lamp kicks out a ton of light, and evenly distributes it in a 360-degree circle. Uses 162 individual LEDs to create smooth, shadow-free light. Measures appx. 12″ high x 5″ diameter.
This portable LED light source works not only as a lantern, but as a spot-beam flashlight, and a mood light with a flickering yellow flame effect. It collapses down to just 3-1/2″ x 6″ for easy packing. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.
Striker’s compact lantern provides up to 220 lumens from its 1-watt LED, casting light out of its dual-purpose domed reflector for smooth, shadow-free illumination. It’s waterproof, and can be hung rightside-up, upside-down, placed on a flat surface, or even floated on water.
UCO’s compact lantern provides a warm, natural source of light anywhere. It collapses to just 4.25″ tall, then expands to make room for a candle, surrounded by a windproof glass chimney. Its refills burn up to 9 hours, and a spring mechanism keeps its flame centered.
Coleman’s new lantern is a great backyard accessory or camping centerpiece. Aside from providing 360º of dimmable light, the lantern also serves as a Bluetooth speaker. It lasts up to 20h while playing music, 40h while providing light, and up to 5h with both functions on.
The Nextorch UL360 weighs just 4oz and is only 3.1″ long. It has a magnetic base, an elastic strap and S-biner. Combine those with its 360º rotation and you have a lamp that can be positioned practically anywhere and at any angle. It’s on Massdrop until 2/24 for just $18.
Gear Aid’s LED area lights offer three selectable color temperatures and 10 brightness levels. They double as a USB battery pack, and can be mounted on a tripod. Available in 60 LED/320 lumen/10,400 mAh and a super-bright 82 LED/640 lumen/20,800 mAh versions.
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