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L.L. Bean Lighthouse 30-Day Camp Lantern

Sports and Outdoors : Camping By Photo by L.L. Bean

Camping is one of America’s great pastimes, and some die-hards do it through all four seasons. But whether it’s 90 degrees and swampy or so cold the lining of your nose freezes, you’ll always need some good light shed on the situation. The L.L. Bean Lighthouse 30-Day Camp Lantern ($60) won’t just brighten things up without propane, it’ll do it for 30 days straight on its lowest setting.

If you need to go a bit more dazzling, the battery-powered Lighthouse casts 300 lumens over your campsite on high; you can use the handy remote control (with built-in mini flashlight) to operate the light’s four modes (low, medium, high and flashing) from up to 30 feet away. Who says roughing it has to mean getting out of your camp recliner? To make things even easier, the globe detaches and hangs as a downlight in your tent. Plus, the Lighthouse is weather and impact resistant and has a nifty flashing green LED for tracking it down when it’s off. Before you ask, there’s no function that handles s’mores.

Buy Now: $60