Rated 5 out of 5 by 3rdGeneratLLBeanCust Needed a small task light, got cutting edge design
This light exceeded my expectations. It's small for how much light it throws and the warm color temperature is excellent for good visibility at a distance. It lights up the backyard when I let the dog out because it does a good job of dispersing light. I used it for a task light yesterday when I was working on insulation in a crawl space. It was easy to reposition by hanging it from electrical wires and just left it on the whole time since they claim a 40 hour run time.
I am concerned about its ruggedness. It splits in half to access the batteries with a twist-lock mechanism, but the twist-lock tabs should be thicker in my opinion, but I gave it 5 stars because its whole concept is so much better than anything else that I know of.
January 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HP233 Labels
the outside packaging did not state that the item was a flashlight/lantern.
The sales associate did the same as I did and turn the packaging around and around to find the words to what it was. My first impression was that it was a speaker. I purchased the item from an end cap near the register; therefore the surrounding merchandise didn't assist with our quest.
I purchased it just the same w/ the hopes it was a light. My husband winter camps for a week every year and this will be perfect.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MasterMaineGuide A little tricky at first, but throws a great light
Bought this to take backpacking. Of course, i threw in the light without reading the directions (how hard could it be?). then it took me like 20 minutes to figure out how to load batteries and actually turn light on. That being said, it does throw a really nice light. The magnetic attachment is a bit of a gimmick. but if you're looking for a light to cast a nice glow in a tent or shelter, this is a good one.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WtWolf1122 Lot this versitile little lantern
My family and I took this camping this past weekend and despite my reservations on the price, this was worth every penny. It clipped inside our tent. It clipped to my dad's RV awning. It fit through my belt loop. It didn't break when my 4 year old daughter dropped it repeatedly. The light was bright or dim as needed and was exactly what we needed. It was light enough that it was my preferred light for walking to and from the bath house and the ease of operation will make it my choice of lanterns for every future trip. I will be ordering at least 2 more (one for each of my girls). Thank you LL Bean.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pathfinderjudy Hard start
Once I figured out how to turn it on- press the center until it flashes and let go- I love the little lantern. It throws a really bright light (adjustable) and can clip about anywhere. Easy to wrap around your finger for going for a walk, sticks to the side of a car or horse trailer as long as it's not aluminum. The instructions are in very small type and could have been easier to read and could have been more clearly written and organized but the light works great and then you don't need them anyway.
September 25, 2013