I enjoy camping. And the outdoors.
We also sold our tent trailer last year after our poor truck was totaled, hence have to condense our camping gear once again.
What's more useful than collapsible camping gear that doesn't take up a lot of room?
Introducing this handy lantern/flashlight - It's small, waterproof, and sort of mighty.
This handy device is pretty compact when pressed into flashlight mode as pictured, you can see it literally fits in my hand.
I have used it several times, and have not run out of power yet - apparently it gets up to 10 hours of light and would be handy to have in case of an emergency - like a black out. It's definitely bright enough to get me from a tent to the washrooms late at night while camping.
With 3 modes of light for the flashlight - low, high, and flashing - I could see this coming in handy in the car or while cycling near dusk as well, especially when it's on flashing mode to indicate there is an emergency.
For camping, it can be charged via the sun - so pending it's not an overcast rainy trip, you will be guaranteed light!
It also has its own USB cord, and can not only plug in to charge, but also can serve as an emergency charger for your phone! How handy is that when you're in an emergency situation (like forgetting to charge it, take too many pictures and use up all your phone power while camping). It charges my phone up to 50% from 5% - so this is suffice to get a normal person by - especially in an emergency!
Another neat feature is the handle for the lantern itself - it makes it easy to carry around. It's not the sturdiest plastic, but as long as you treat it gently, it should last awhile.
Speaking of the lantern - expanding from flashlight to lantern mode requires some patience - it sticks, and doesn't pull apart easily. But if you pull it apart too quickly, I can certainly see the plastic part of the lantern tearing. It just doesn't seem too durable.
Overall, I absolutely love this concept, however, I feel the plastic on the handle and lantern should be more durable and it should convert from flashlight to lantern easier - especially for its purpose.
*** I received this product at a reduced cost for my fair and fabulous review ***
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