Best Camping Lantern

Last update by Jasper

Camping is proven to be a fun family or group activity. If you have the right accessories, your outdoor experience doesn’t have to be tedious, restrictive and boring. When it comes to getting your camp brighter after sundown, the rechargeable lantern offers a great way for you to do that.

You could choose from headlamps and lanterns to brighten your camp space. But why choose lanterns over headlamps? Simply because lanterns tend to be brighter, offer a 360o light and is ideal for a group of people who want to sit and enjoy the dusk. It also offers features that are more convenient for the average camper.

  • Highest lumen option - Coleman Battery Lock Twist Lantern
  • Best solar camping lantern - Suaoki LED Camping Lantern Collapsible Solar Light
  • Also used as an powerbank - Lanktoo 2-in-1 Waterproof LED Camping Lantern
  • Best emergency lantern - HeroBeam 2x LED Lantern
  • Editors choice - SUBOOS Ultimate Rechargeable LED Lantern
Coleman Battery Lock Twist Lantern Check latest prize

The Coleman 300 Lumen Twist+ rechargeable lantern is a multi-purpose lantern. It has an adjustable lighting output that can go as high as 300 lumens and as low as 50 lumens, which can cater to your varying lighting needs. It is equipped with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery with USB compatibility. The system is perfect for camping and outdoor adventures with its mobile phone, GPS and other device charging feature.

This model is weather-resistant. It holds a battery lock, which prevents draining. The charging cable is strategically placed at the base for hassle-free transport. The system is cost-effective, great for people on a budget. It is also sturdy, durable and lightweight only weighing around 1050 grams. It is also a compact product with a dimension of 28×14.7 cm.

Pros

  • High quality, multipurpose unit
  • Weather resistant
  • Light, compact, ergonomic
  • Has varying lighting capacity
  • Easy to charge and use
  • You can use it to charge your phone

Cons

  • Might be more expensive than others
Suaoki LED Camping Lantern Collapsible Solar Light Check latest prize

This is an easy portable lantern which can be hung in a campsite or carried around in the darkness. It can be charged with solar power or rechargeable batteries with the use of a USB charger. It is a good product that boasts of efficiency and convenience.

The light output is bright and can be adjusted to 3 modes, which includes the low-brightness mode or night light, high-brightness or table-lamp mode and the flashlight brightness or SOS mode.

The Suaoki LED camping lantern comes with a silicone body rendering it completely unbreakable. It is a safe option with children around. This camp light comes with IPX4 grade waterproof feature.

Pros

  • The lantern is easy to carry and can fit comfortably along with the other camping supplies.
  • The two-way battery mode is very convenient. When there is not enough solar power, the rechargeable batteries work very well and vice versa.
  • The body is unbreakable and safe to use in different weather and camping conditions.
  • The adjustable light intensity is a big plus.

Cons

  • The two-way battery modes can be tricky to use.
  • This is an expensive product when compared to the other products in its price range which offer more features.
Lanktoo 2-in-1 Waterproof LED Camping Lantern Check latest prize

Lanktoo 2-in-1 ultra-bright LED camping lantern & power bank are two in-one systems that act as a lantern and a power bank. They offer fast charging for any smartphones, thanks to its high charging capacity from its lithium battery. It offers a maximum of 170 hours and a minimum of 18 hours bright light for a charge.

There are four brightness modes, is highly portable with just 295 grams, compact with a measure of 70×106 mm, durable, child-safe and has a retractable hook for easy hanging. This waterproof and dustproof unit comes at a comparatively affordable price.

Pros

  • Two-in-one use
  • Superior quality construction with four brig
  • Ultra-bright, long-lasting light
  • You can charge your phone to it

Cons

  • Not for iPhones
  • Is heavy, and not meant for those campers who travel light
HeroBeam 2x LED Lantern Check latest prize

If you are looking for a warm white light to lighten your camping adventures after the dark, then look no further that the HeroBeam LED Lantern. It is a worthy contender to consider. This is a camping lantern that comes with the latest LED technology with 3 48mm COB strips. The Herobeam® LED rechargeable lantern – 2016 COB Technology emits 300 LUMENS is a collapsible lamp with good light that suits campers and home users alike.

The light is pretty bright, and the design is resistant to tough weather conditions and some abuse. It has a compact 124×86 mm body and weighs 330 grams. This unit’s operation is quite interesting and simple. You could activate it just by pulling the top part to reveal the bright light.

Backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year warranty, this product can set your worries to rest.

The light is super bright and has two times the brightness of old technology 30 LED lanterns. This lamp is super shock-resistant and built to withstand use in the wilderness. The ABS body with no glass makes it capable of withstanding the unpredictable UK weather. It has been waterproofed to meet the IpX4 standard.

The whole design of the lamp is compact, collapsible, and lightweight to make it to fit neatly in a rucksack. The lantern is made of metallic graphite with chrome handles and comes in a neatly packed box.

The lamp needs AA batteries, which are relatively inexpensive. The top section of the lamp lifts to reveal the light elements. The top must be pushed down again to deactivate the lamp. There is no fumbling for the switch in the dark.

Pros

  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Collapsible, beautiful constriction
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor uses.
  • It is ideal for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hiking.
  • The burn time of the lantern is long-lasting and less energy-consuming.
  • The body is shock-proof, weather-resistant, and water-proof.
  • The batteries are inexpensive when compared to the other expensive high-maintenance models.
  • The HeroBeam camp light with its 300 lumens light output is very bright and enough to light up a campsite.
  • This camp lantern is easy to pack and unpack and carry in a rucksack.

Cons

  • Plastic construction
  • Uses 3 AA batteries.
  • The AA batteries do not have a long life when compared to other long-running batteries. So, it is always better to take some spares with you.
SUBOOS Ultimate Rechargeable LED Lantern Check latest prize

If you are looking for a high-grade lantern, SUBOOS ultimate rechargeable LED lantern and power bank is the right choice. It has dual-power technology with four light modes. The unit has a simple operation with a collapsible design that fits any backpack. The power bank can charge any device with universal rechargeable options.

It has a charging capacity of 4-19 hours. The product is backed by 60 days money back guarantee and 5 years warranty.

The smart collapsible design, dual power technology and 4 light modes are some of the best features that makes the SUBOOS LED lantern and power bank an ideal choice for the best rechargeable camping lantern.

The lantern makes use of either 2 lithium-ion batteries or 3 AA alkaline batteries. These can light up the lamp as well as give power to the USB port. There are 4 light modes regular bright, red, red strobe and super bright. The light output is about 185 lumens.

The smart collapsible design makes it very easy to carry in a backpack. The Power bank feature ensures that the user is never left without light in the dark wilderness.

Pros

  • Simple, collapsible design
  • Backed by a money back guarantee and warranty
  • Universal power charger
  • It is resistant to water and can be subjected to rough use.
  • It is a durable product and lightens up the surrounding areas for a long duration.
  • The manual switch and the light adjustment give the SUBOOS a lot of flexibility.

Cons

  • Some said the USB charger isn’t that reliable.
  • The rechargeable batteries do not work as efficiently as promised.
By: Jasper

Jasper is a die hard outdoor fanatic. He loves to canoe, hike and bike.Every year he goes off grid for almost 2 weeks in Sweden.

He loves to hike in his home country, The Netherlands. Goes camping whenever he can.