The original lantern was designed back in the 1600’s, and in truth, the style hasn’t changed that much since then which we think is a good thing as its reassuringly old-fashioned and gives us a warm fuzzy glow inside. Talking of which, if you want your camp to be in the glow, then you need to be in the know of the best camping lanterns around. While stylistically many of today’s brands have retained that classic shape, technologically wise, there have been tremendous advancements with customizable colored lighting options helping to create an ambiance at your home from home base-camp. With more of us these days opting to vacation outdoors in a tent or caravan, camping lanterns are more popular than ever before. One of the things that always gets us city dwellers when we leave the street lights of our towns behind us for the weekend is just how much darker it gets in the wilderness. If you don’t want to go bump in the night or get lost on your way back from finding the makeshift little boys’ room, then you need the brightest lantern to illuminate the way. So allow us to shed some light on what we think are the best outdoor camping lights available.
The Best Camping Lanterns
Etekcity Portable LED Camping Lantern
What’s better than an LED collapsible lantern to illuminate the way through your camp at night? Two of them! That’s what you’re getting here with this Etekcity Portable LED Camping Lantern. You get a pair of lightweight, ultra-bright lanterns which are each powered by military grade 30 LED bulbs. What that means is that they will last for longer and won’t let you down when you need them the most.
These lanterns deliver an intense and long-lasting, 360 degrees white-light which is powered by Lumens and runs conveniently on 3 x AA batteries. If you keep the lanterns on a natural glow, those batteries can deliver 12 hours of bright light. When the battery power is starting to wane, the lamp switches onto an energy saving mode which can provide a further 4 hours of lower level illumination.
Ultra-bright light featuring 30 energy efficient LED lights
Military grade, sturdy construction with convenient collapsible design
Provide 12 hours of continuous light before batteries require changing
Handles allow lanterns to be hung around camp
Emit a full 360 degrees of light
- Weight5.6 ounces
MalloMe LED Camping Lantern