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Columnist Graham Averill rounded up his favorite headlamps back in 2017, and some models on his list still hold up today, like the 280-lumen Inova STS. Averill liked its “swipe-to-shine interface that works just like your iPhone: slide your finger across the top of the headlamp to…

In our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide, this mini lantern was one of our favorite pieces of travel gear. The 100-lumen light has a handy magnetic strap for carrying or hanging and can last up to 15 hours on the highest setting. We recommend it for lounging around campsites, yurts,…

At the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last week, these five products costing less than $50 caught our eye with their affordable capability

Camping with a partner? Our Gear Guy recommends the Apollo, which uses a QuadPower LED light that pumps out 250 lumens, and features a non-glaring case and fold-down legs. It’s ideal for lighting up your camp kitchen or tent.

A flashlight and lantern in one, the Orbit is great to have around camp when night hits. The 105-lumen light operates with one button to transition among flashlight, lantern, and dual (lantern and flashlight both illuminated) modes.

Weighing less than two ounces, the Bindi is perfect for anyone who wants an ultralight solution for pre-dawn or post-sundown winter runs.

Portable solar gadgets are better than a decade ago. But are they worth it?

Improved technology means you don't have to spend a lot to get a great light

Because no one wants to be left in the dark

The thing is tiny, reliable, and could very well save your ass

Now we can all (basically) have the car of our dreams

The outdoors can be deadly if you're unprepared. But these gear items will help you make it home alive—even if everything else goes wrong.

From the floor of the world's biggest outdoor industry meetup, we bring you the up-and-coming companies and products that caught our eye

First things first: your pack will be heavier. You’ll be packing more food, fuel, and layers. As for shelter, if you’re not expecting high winds or heavy snowfall, you probably don’t need to upgrade to a four-season tent; a sturdy (read: not ultralight or mostly mesh) three-season model should see you through.

Most high-wattage lights are prone to overheating, but not the L3. Heat-diffusing plastic fins allow this three-watt lamp to blaze without any time constraints. Search-and-rescue types will love the bright, concentrated beam, but it’s pricey for a camp light. 8.7 oz; www.brunton.com…

For easy camp duty—reading, washing dishes, re-staking the rain fly in the middle of the night—the AAA-powered Gizmo is a bargain. Three tiltable LEDs provide plenty of light for the price and weight. 2 oz; bdel.com…

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