KingCamp Rechargeable Camping Lantern Review
Is this the best rechargeable LED lantern?
Camping is an outdoor activity that everyone in the family can enjoy. But camping can be more fun, enjoyable and comfortable when you are well prepared for it. Among the items you should pack for your trip is a portable light source for better night-time vision. Although a bonfire can provide light for your camp at night, an LED lantern is something that you can bring into your tent. So what is the best rechargeable LED lantern?
A versatile camping lamp is the KingCamp rechargeable LED camping lantern. This lantern provides the illumination that you need on your outdoor trip without needing to be plugged in. It can also be a good stand-by light source at home in times of emergency.
You can read about the features of this product in my detailed review below. I’ll also talk about the great and not-so-great things about this product so that you can make a decision as to whether or not this lantern will suit your needs.
Features of the KingCamp Best Rechargeable LED Lantern
The KingCamp Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern is a versatile light source. Not only is it a hanging lantern, it also has 2 detachable flashlight torches that can be used individually. It’s compact, lightweight and portable for various activities such as camping, fishing, reading, hiking, caving or even as part of your emergency kit at home.
The two torches can be separated from the main lantern; each can be used as a mini lantern or a flashlight torch. Each torch runs on 3 AAA batteries, which are not included with the purchase. They provide up to 6 hours of use. When the torches are not used separately, they can be placed back into the main lantern and locked in position for a secure fit.
Brightest LED Camping Lantern
The lantern has a total of 70 ultra-bright white LED lights that can provide up to 200 lumens of light for your tent or camping site. There are 15 LED lights on each side of the main lantern, 15 on the side of the torches and 5 on the top part of the torches. When all the LED lights are turned on, these ultra-bright LEDs can provide a 360° source of light.
The main lantern can be used on its own without turning on the two torches sitting on each side. With less LED light turned on, the intensity of light would also be less, which is great when you are about to turn in for the night. The main lantern can provide light for up to 60 hours when 15 LED lights are on and up to 30 hours when all 30 LED lights of the main lantern are used.
Best Rechargeable Camping Lantern
The main lantern’s built-in 6V rechargeable battery can be found at the bottom. It comes with its own wall charger and a handy car charger too. Although it is a rechargeable lantern, it is not advised to charge the unit for more than 24 hours. It is also recommended to recharge the battery before storage and regularly every 3-4 months even if it is not used.
The lantern comes with a durable and sturdy base so that you can place it on top of a level surface without fear of it tipping over. It has handles that you can position at the top of the lantern to make it easy to carry or hang. In case you don’t need the handle, it can easily be folded down on the sides.
The zippered black Oxford carry bag it comes with has two zippered compartments: one for the lantern and the smaller one at the top for the two chargers. The carry case also has its own handle at the top, making it easy to carry the lantern without you having to remember to bring the charger.
The lantern’s dimensions are 13 × 26 cm / 5.12 × 10.23 inches and it weighs 3.02 lbs. It’s mostly black, with a yellow-green accent color.
- Can provide 360° lighting;
- Versatile – has two detachable torches;
- Rechargeable battery supplied with the main lantern;
- Comes with 2 chargers, a wall charger and a car charger;
- Easy to carry or hang;
- Comes with its own zippered carry bag.
- LED lantern comes with a European standard charger; US users can use the 12v vehicle charger or buy an adapter;
- Torches are not rechargeable (each runs with 3 AAA batteries);
- Not waterproof;
- Doesn’t charge with solar energy.
Final Thoughts on the KingCamp rechargeable LED lantern
The KingCamp rechargeable 70 LED lantern is a great source of light for outdoor and indoor activities. It conveniently provides up to 200 lumens of light that can also be dimmed by switching off some of the LED lights. It is easy to carry; plus, there are also 2 torches included at the side. You can take one with you when you want to go for a night walk without taking all the light away from your camp site. These are reasons why I like the KingCamp Rechargeable 70 LEDs Hanging Camping Lantern.
On the other hand, I would have liked that the torches were also rechargeable so that there wouldn’t be a need to purchase batteries. It also doesn’t charge with solar power nor is it waterproof. Some might find the price steep for the features that it has to offer.
There are some more affordable alternatives on the market today. If you really love the idea of the flashlights and don’t mind buying batteries for them, then you can enjoy owning this camping lantern/flashlight combo.