This Portable Lantern Is a Must-have for Camping, Backyard Lounging, and More

Madeline Diamond
·2-min read
Portable tall electric lantern
Portable tall electric lantern

Courtesy of Amazon

Whether you're planning your next camping trip or bundling up and lounging on your patio or backyard this winter, the right gear makes spending time outdoors in the cold much more comfortable. From the best parkas and touchscreen gloves to convenient, portable heated blankets, we've rounded up plenty of outdoor gear. Now, we're here to introduce you to another winter outdoor must-have: the Taotronics Touch Sensor Portable Lantern.

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This portable lantern has many uses, from a night light indoors to a camping lantern outside. The one-touch sensor makes the lantern easy to use; plus, it allows you to find a custom brightness level. Just turn the light on by tapping the sensor, then slide your finger to adjust the brightness. The 360-degree LED bulb provides soft yet powerful light, and the top handle makes it impressively portable. And with a 4000mAh battery and up to 110 hours of battery life, this lantern can last for nights on end, and maybe even your whole camping trip. When you're done, just charge up the lantern with a micro-USB cable and you'll be set for your next adventure.

To buy: Taotronics Portable Lantern, amazon.com, $34 (originally $40)

Amazon shoppers are clearly big fans of this lantern, using it home and out on the road. "We bought this light to use in our vintage travel trailer when we were boondocking without power. I needed something portable, lightweight, bright, and safe to use indoors...The light is soft and warm. It reminds me of old fashion kerosene camping lanterns. One lamp easily lit our 12-foot by eight-foot camper at night (though it would have been tough to read by it if you were across the room from it). Two would be all you'd ever need in that size space. The dimmer feature is awesome! Works great for 'mood' lighting," one reviewer wrote.

Another shopper emphasized how handy this lantern is for outdoor use. "[I] was looking for something stronger than battery operated candles for use outside in a patio conversation seating area. This is a good looking alternative to flashlights and camping lanterns, and it provides nice even lighting without glare or bright spots."

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