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The Best Camping Lanterns: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

I'm looking for a good, stable lantern to light up my campsite. What do you recommend?

The Best Camping Lanterns: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki. Photo: Courtesy of Snow Peak

The Mini is a tiny version of Snow Peak’s bigger lantern, but serves just as well in most situations, especially where small groups are concerned. The clever design uses a soft silicone shade that can take some abuse while in your pack, a rubber loop that stays closed thanks to the magnet on top, and waterproof housing. In terms of techie features, it has a low-battery indictor and three brightness modes, including one that makes it flicker like a candle.

LASTS: 70 hours
LIGHT OUTPUT: 60 lumens
WEIGHT: 3.2 ounces (with batteries)
PRICE: $40

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