Do you have fond memories of camping with the lantern flickering late at night, while you solved the problems of the world with your family and friends? But maybe you didn’t exactly love refilling the oil in the lantern, when it would slosh across your hands and clothes when you weren’t being especially careful?
The lantern has been re-imagined, and it’s the BioLite BaseLantern XL.
The flat lantern (good for packing) weighs in at 1.43 pounds, and measures 5.08 inches by 5.0 inches by 1.73 inches. But it packs a lot into that size. The 500 Lumen edge-lit lantern has a unique textured pattern on the lens that reflects the LEDs on a steep angle, which creates soft, even light along the entire panel without requiring a huge space typical of most lanterns. Its stainless steel folding legs let you raise the lantern off the table or ground, and angle for task lighting, or even hang it from a branch.
The lantern’s 12000 mAh rechargeable internal battery gives you the power you need to not only light your campsite for the weekend, but also charge your gear. A custom Low Energy Bluetooth app connects with the lantern and has a suite of features like sleep timers, proximity activation, and real-time battery feedback so you get the most from your off-grid energy. Party people can also pick color and warmth control to pep up their evenings.
Once you have the BaseLantern XL, you can create extended lighting with SightLights. SightLight Mini is a string of four lights on 10 feet of cord (150 lumens total), SightLight is two 150-lumen lights on 10 feet of cord, and SiteLight XL is a collapsible fabric lantern with 300 lumens of dimmable, ambient light on a 15-foot cord.
Before you know it, everyone will want to hang out at your campsite.
The BioLite BaseLantern XL lists for $129.95 on the BioLite site. All the SiteLights (SiteLight Mini, SiteLight, and SiteLight XL) come together in a variety pack for $69.95, or buy them individually for $19.95, $29.95, and $29.95, respectively.