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6 Best Camping Lanterns of 2020 Available on Amazon

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Best overall: LE Rechargeable LED Camping | $25.99


LE Rechargeable LED Camping
An innovative transformer lantern that has 2 built-in flashlights. We like it because it's great all-around choice: it's bright, with a respectable 600 lumens, it has a large 1600 mAh rechargeable battery so you won't have to charge it often and it comes at a great price. Perfect to bring along on a camping trip!

Best under $20: Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern | $19.97


Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern
A fantastic all-around lantern. We loved its collapsible design, making it super easy to carry while also allowing you to control the brightness by extending the light up and down as the underlying mechanism is very smooth. There's something very satisfying about turning on this lantern by pulling up on it to extend it. It's also an amazing value, with 2 lanterns and 6 AA batteries included for less than $20. This is a must-have for anyone who loves camping. The use of AA batteries also makes it ideal as an emergency backup lamp for a power outage as you can swap out the batteries when they run out.

Best value: SunJack CampLight (TM) USB | $14.99


SunJack CampLight (TM) USB
A great value: super low price, light-weight with a rechargeable battery and a solar charger! This is much more than we would expect from a light at this price.

Best brightness: LE Rechargeable LED Camping | $38.99


LE Rechargeable LED Camping
This is a super bright flashlight-lantern hybrid with a huge 3600 mAh battery, giving you a long lasting night-time illumination. The battery is so large that it can be used to recharge your cell-phone, which is a great back-up power supply for power outages or for when you're far away from a power source like on a camping trip. We like it's versatility, as it has both a front-facing, powerful spotlight and a side facing lantern which is great for camping, as you can use it as a flashlight when walking around at night and then turn it into a lantern to read at night in your tent.

Best weight: Supernova Halo 180 Extreme | $29.95


Supernova Halo 180 Extreme
One of the smallest lanterns we've seen, this ultra-portable lantern is perfect to hang inside your tent. It's not the brightest we've seen but packs a decent punch for its size. If you've ever been camping or been in a long power outage, you know that having the ability to hang a light somewhere up high that illuminates a large area (as opposed to flashlight that has a focused beam) is super valuable.

Best battery capacity: Tough Light LED Rechargeable | $65.94


Tough Light LED Rechargeable
I bought one of these a long time ago after having been in a 3 day power outage and it still serves me well today. It's great all around, with plenty of brightness and a massive 6000 mAh rechargeable battery, perfect to have as an emergency light as well as a backup way to charge a phone which is critical during a power outage or during camping. On its lowest setting, it can last 200 hours, which is 16 nights of illumination!