Usually powered these days by LEDs, these lanterns provide a great semi-permanent light source for inside and out, whether you’re off on a weekend jaunt, at a festival, or setting up basecamp on a more extreme adventure. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, and as always, tried to find a balance between great quality, and great value.
Princeton Tec HELIX Basecamp Bluetooth Lantern
‘Bluetooth controlled lantern for remote lighting.’
Use your phone to turn the Princeton off and on, and enjoy 250 lumen of pure, evenly spread LED light. The Princeton Tec HELIX Basecamp Bluetooth Lantern is collapsible and light, and the sturdy legs fold underneath, making it even easier to pack and transport. The stackable upper portion is an attractive feature, too, and we love the Princeton as a gift option for regular overnight hikers and campers.
Quality can be a difficult thing to find in collapsible, portable lanterns, but the Princeton Tec HELIX Basecamp Bluetooth Lantern is both extremely well made and conveniently small. We’ve got no complaints at all about the quality of the stackable upper, or the folding legs, and the Bluetooth control seems to work well, too.
Made mostly from durable plastics, the Princeton is light and rainproof, another plus for extreme outdoor enthusiasts.
It looks a little strange at first with its crumpled upper segment, but the Princeton is made to perform, and stacks easily and quickly. The Bluetooth control is a bit of a novelty, but if you’re in bed and don’t feel like getting up to turn off the lantern, then having the option to turn it off remotely is a thoughtful touch.
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