Rated 5 out of 5 by mimipa Just Right
This is perfect for when I am camping, compact size and easy to use.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joysunshine14 Perfect for many places
I am a home care night shift nurse. It is vital that I can see well at night, but at the same time I don't want to disturb the children I am assigned to. I ordered this for myself and wish I had gotten one for each of my cases. It is so handy, it folds to a compact, easy to carry size that even fits in my pocket. I like the fact that you have to hold the button in a few seconds for it to turn on.(I have drained more flashlight batteries by having them get "bumped" on while in my nursing bag.) I love the 2 light settings. The fact that it can be used while closed, or opened to make an ideal lantern is a huge plus. I will be ordering more of these. This would be an ideal gift for a college student, new or expecting parent, home care worker, camper, hiker, just about anyone. At less than $20. It is a great gift, treat yourself or someone else!
January 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by gpax Dead on Arrival
Did not work out of the box. Returned. Waiting on a replacement.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by VickiO Handy Convertible Lantern
This collapsible/convertible lantern was a Christmas gift for our sons but our daughter and grandsons wanted one too based on such a handy design. Lantern folds flat, then when open shines brightly 360 degrees. If needed, it becomes a flashlight with a beam light. Clever and so very handy!
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdvntursNBabyRaising Camping Magic in a Can
Our 3-year old LOVES the Stowaway Collapsible Lantern; not surprisingly my wife LOVES it too! This little camping magic in a can along with his new LL Bean 40 degree Camp Sleeping Bag turns any corner of any room or tent instantly into a dream world full of fun and adventure. Our little boy is tough on his toys and at first we were concerned by the fabric lantern sleeve but after hours of open and close action, this thing seems indestructible in addition to being fun. My wife, on the other hand, is enthraweled by the Stowaway's versatility and utility. Both brightness settings provide ample ambient light for all kinds of camp and sleep over activities - including reading!! What a great and sturdy little camp lantern, can't recommend it enough.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bab5 Great!
This flashlight offers great qualities. It is bright, and easy to use, offers two types of light for different purposes, and packs away easily and compactly. Perfect for the Christmas presents/stocking stuffers.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrincessTwo Mighty Light
I became a hero where I gave these clever little personal lanterns to several of my camping family members and friends. At 7.7 oz including batteries, these are the most versatile light sources you can find. Collapsed and in flashlight mode they provide an acceptable bright beam. Extended on high beam they provide enough light for reading. On low beam they light up a tent. I bought three of these just for myself. One now lives in my tent bag so that I will have it when I need it. Another is stowed with my cooking gear. I highly recommend these lanterns.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FightRSDnCRPS Great for packing in a purse or car!
The Stowaway Collapsible Lantern has to be my new favorite flashlight/lantern. I always carry a flashlight in my purse and SUV. However, the ones that are small enough to fit in both places usually have very short battery life. Then I found the Stowaway Collapsible Lantern; it is light enough to carry in a purse or backpack, compact enough to fit in a glove compartment or console, and has a long battery life. I love the fact that you can close it up and use it as a flashlight, or you can open it up and use it as a lantern (btw, light comes out the top and sides in lantern mode). It is so handy! One thing to remember is that you have to hold down the power button for two seconds in order to turn on the lantern. This is a great safety feature so you don't run down the batteries because you accidentally turned it on by bumping it in your purse or backpack. When my lanterns arrived, I immediately put one in each of our cars. That same night my husband dropped the grocery bags and items rolled under my SUV. I was able to use my lantern/flashlight to spot the missing groceries. We also had a power outage due to a snow storm while on vacation after Christmas. My handy Stowaway Collapsible Lantern worked wonderfully until the power was restored. Another great L.L.Bean product!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaisyMarie Great gift
This was purchased as a gift for my 22 year old son, who loves it. He's very impressed with the amount of light it gives off and that it's collapsible. He's looking forward to using it on his next camping trip. The quality and value are excellent.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PEICamper A little tricky at first
Bright and more than convenient. But came with no instructions. A feature to prevent it from turning on in a backpack is that the on button has to be pressed for five seconds or more to turn on and off.
So I was frustrated at first when I first received this as I wasn't using it for backpacking but just as a camp light. However, I discovered the trick from other reviewers (thanks). Small and very bright!
January 8, 2014