With LED technology, camping lights keep on getting better and better.
We look at several interesting designs available for the family camper.
Outwell Sargas: A lamp that’s a home from home
You might be forgiven for thinking that the Sargas Lamp is straight out of some design catalogue for a home rather than a tent.
It certainly doesn’t look like the typical camping lantern. It looks much more like a pendant lamp you might find in your home.
It looks much more like a pendant lamp you might find in your home
But unlike many pendant lamps you have in your home, the Sargas Lamp is extremely lightweight and easy to hang in your tent.
Also, unlike pendant lights that you find in your house, this is easy to take to the campsite, since it folds flat!
Yes, just like many other collapsible items you can find in the Outwell Collaps range, you can now get collapsible lamps!
Outwell Corvus: A flexible approach to lighting
From the light that makes your tent a home from home to a light that lets you decide where you want to illuminate. The Outwell Corvus light is a flexible strip light.
You can place it around the side of your tent, around the door, in front of the bedrooms, or inside the bedrooms.
The back of the Corvus light has velcro tabs, so you can easily attach it to all sorts of items in your tent, including things like tabs for your tent’s blinds and where your bedrooms fix into your tent, as the Corvus is not only flexible, it is lightweight too.
However, this is no boring strip light. Simply keep your finger on the switch and the light will dim.
Flexible mood lighting 😉
Flexible mood lighting
Seriously, though, when it is on its dimmest setting it works really well as a night light for the kids. On full brightness, it puts out 1150 lumens, which is a lot of light for inside your tent.
It comes with its own little bag too so that you don’t loose all the bits when taking to the campsite.
You can get the either the Corvus 1200, which is 1.2 metres long, or the shorter Outwell Corvus 600.
Vango Rocket: A lamp that’s also a speaker
With the Vango Rocket 120 Lantern you get a lot in a small package:
Stream music to the lantern and charge your phone
- A small lantern that can put out 120 lumens of light
- It’s rechargeable. You can charge it using USB.
- It comes with a USB charger you can use in your car.
- You can use the USB port to charge your phone.
- It has a speaker that you can stream your music to via Bluetooth.
See our quick video below (I get mixed up between USB and Bluetooth!)
We’ve been impressed with this little lantern and the speaker has proved a big hit with the kids.
Here are a few other lamps, lights, and lanterns that look interesting for camping.
We’ve not tried these, but they’ve either been suggested or have good reviews.
The Luminoodle is a flexible lighting solution similar to the Outwell Corvus mentioned above, though looking at the spec’s, it might not be as bright as the Corvus.
However, the difference is that you can use this with a rechargeable battery, and it is waterproof so that you can hang it outside your tent.
it is waterproof so that you can hang it outside your tent
It also comes with a bag so that you can carry it while it is coiled up and use it as a lantern.
Collapsible LED Hurricane Lamp
This lantern has got lots of great reviews on Amazon.
It’s another LED powered lantern. This one uses 3 AA batteries.
As you can see, this lantern collapses and pops up into a hurricane-style camping lantern.
Outwell Morion – Pocket Pop-up Lantern
The Outwell Morion lantern is one we’ve been using for a while.
It’s another LED popup up lantern that folds up small enough to easily slip into your bag or even your pocket.
It also has a nightlight feature, which we’ve found great for the kids.
a nightlight feature, which we’ve found great for the kids
The batteries in this lantern last for ages.
Luci Inflatable Lantern
The Luci is an interesting lantern: it’s inflatable!
It’s also solar powered and waterproof. Ideal for using inside or outside your tent.
Ideal for using inside or outside your tent
Thanks, Credits, & Disclaimers: We would like to thank both Outwell and Vango for supplying us with the lights we wanted to review. All photos and opinions for the Outwell Sargas, Outwell Corvus, and Vango Rocket are our own.
The Luminoodle photo c/o Power Practical. Luci Inflatable Lantern photos c/o Mpowerd.
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