The Nite Ize Radiant 300 Rechargeable Lantern might be small, but don’t be fooled. This little piece of gear is tough as nails and packs a punch. Comparable in size to a water bottle, the rechargeable lantern boasts 300 lumens and features three different levels of LED brightness as well as a red LED option. Perhaps one of the best features of the Radiant 300 is the rechargeable factor. Not only is the lantern itself rechargeable, but it’s also built to recharge small items like cell phones and cameras. The lantern recharges in 3.5 hours and includes an indicator light that turns red when the lantern only has two hours of battery life remaining. The Radiant 300 also quickly charges small items—a red and green indicator light track the status of the charge. And to make this convenient piece of gear even more convenient, a carabineer is integrated into the lantern’s handle design, making it easy to hang in the interior of the tent, and just about anywhere else that the powerful light from this compact lantern is needed.
MSRP: $44.99 | niteize.com
Pros: It’s two-in-one design make it a great space-saving item for backcountry excursions or car camping. The lantern’s ability to charge items also comes in handy if you happen to have a Nite Ize rechargeable headlamp, which the Radiant 300 Rechargeable Lantern can charge quickly—eliminating any potential dead battery situations that can often occur while camping. The lantern is also weather-resistant and tough. It can support the impact of a fall up to one meter.
Cons: At the end of the day, the only con I can find with this multi-functioning piece of gear is that on top of everything it already does, it doesn’t also double as a flashlight.
Where We Took It: Camping in Great Sand Dunes National park and camping in Canyonlands National Park.