Here’s one way to use a flashlight that you might not have thought of
Flashlights have flooded the market. Here's how to choose the best one for you.
Shed a little light on your campsite
Light enough for backpacking and bright enough to illuminate an entire campsite, this is exactly what you need when it's safe to get back out there again
In our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, these solar string lights topped the lighting list. MPowerd’s 100-lumen LEDs will shine for eight hours on high or 20 on its lowest setting and are ideal for car-camping. The best part: it’s solar-powered, so you can leave it in the sun during…
We included this headlamp in our roundup of the best lights of 2017. The Reactik+ connects to your phone via bluetooth, and the accompanying app lets you adjust brightness for battery life and activity. It’s rechargeable, and self-regulates lumen output based on your surroundings.
This light is one of ultrarunner Dean Karnazes’ favorite tools for running trails at night. He likes the Zephyr Fire 300’s hand-strap which minimizes strain on his arm. Plus, the light’s rechargeable battery lasts for three hours on its highest setting.
These tiny but bright LED strobe lights are better than reflective bands. Clip them to your shirt or shorts and choose from blinking or steady-stream mode to stay visible. They also have an IPX3 water-resistant rating, so you don’t have to worry about rain or heavy sweat. The replaceable lithium…
The Crush isn’t about streetlight brightness; it’s about ambience. This lantern has three different settings as well as a “flickering candle” mode. It’s super packable, thanks to the collapsible design, and you can charge it via USB cable or the built-in solar panel.
This LED light offers 135 lumens in a slim package that you can hook to your bike or backpack, set on your picnic table, hang from your tent…the possibilities are endless. It’s waterproof and has a 52-hour battery life on the low setting. The best part? It works as a…
Snow Peak took the retro gas lantern and repurposed it for the modern camper with their Mini Flame. Bring this tiny lamp on your backpacking trip and you can use it to burn the fuel at the bottom of your gas canisters to eliminate waste. Plus, you can’t beat the…
It’s crazy how good of a headlamp you can get for so little cash nowadays. Take the UCO Air for example: It’s an LED light with a max brightness of 150 lumens with a red night-vision mode. It’s rechargeable via USB and weighs just 1.6 ounces, and the soft strap…
This is the modern car camping lantern at its finest. The Apollo offers 250 lumens on the max setting, fold down legs, and a top hook so you can hang it anywhere you need it. There’s also an adjustable dimmer switch so you get just the right brightness. It’s also…
At the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last week, these five products costing less than $50 caught our eye with their affordable capability
The tiny Moji can be hung from a tree branch or inside a tent and has a dimming function so you can customize it depending on conditions. …
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Fast Clip Not only is this pocket-size, water-resistant flashlight impressively bright (25 lumens), but its included alligator-style clip accessory lets you attach the light to just about anything. 1.6 oz; nagear.com…