Growing up, we would go camping every summer. I always looked forward to it, and I have some great memories from those vacations. I always thought all of my dads camping gear was really cool...propane camp stove, lanterns, etc.
Now, times have changed. While there are still plenty of people that resort to the good ole days of propane lanterns when they camp, quit a few people have opted to switch to solar powered lanterns.
This mini solar powered lantern from The Bright Outdoors, is a great option. Not only is it compact in size, but it has a variety of features. You can keep it compressed, which makes it about the size of a hockey puck, and use it as a spotlight, or you can extend it with the use of its accordion style plastic shield. There are three light setting on it...dim, bright, and blinking for those SOS moments.
I am really pleased with this lantern, and even more impressed with the fact that it is solar powered. Charge it during the day, and let it light up your campsite at night! This is also perfect for inside the tent, or camper, where it isn't safe to have propane lanterns, plus it shines much brighter than your standard flashlight.
Truth be told, while I love the way we camped growing up, and while I might never stray from the old school favorites, this lantern will likely make it into the camping gear!
You can find this lantern form the Bright Outdoors, on Amazon, and it would make the perfect gift for the camper, backpacker, or hiker in your life!
*I received the item in this post complimentary for review purposes. All opinions found within are purely my own.