A good lantern is a must have for camping, as well as to have around the house in case the power goes out. There are so many different types of them out on the market today, it’s hard to settle on the one to buy. There are a few key factors that help me to decide which lantern is the best one to buy. Qualities to look for in a Camping Lantern: •Rugged •Durable•High Lumen Count of 1000+•Rechargeable •Lightweight•Stylish Design•Waterproof •Long Battery Life•Affordably PricedMany battery powered lanterns that you find on the market today are low lumens, and made cheaply. In order to see what you are doing in your tent, or in camp, you need a high lumen count. Nothing under 1000 Lumens will do. Please do not be tempted to save a few dollars and get less lumens, because you will be very disappointed. I have done it myself, and I threw them away as soon as I experience my first camping lantern over 1000 lumens. You can always turn the lantern on low or medium if you want less light, but if you buy one with less lumens you can never turn it bright enough. Super Siege 1100 Lumens Rechargeable Lantern DescriptionThe Super Siege is rechargeable using an AC power cord, and is also equipped with an auxiliary USB port for recharging personal electronic devices and other Streamlight products. Its 8800mAH battery capacity gives up to 4 full charges for most smartphones and up to 8 full charges for most Streamlight USB-rechargeable flashlights.Features:•Removable Glare Guard allows removable polycarbonate cover•Provides 360° light distribution for up-close task lighting•Recessed power button prevents accidental actuation battery level indicator flashes red when batteries reach the end of their usable life•Ergonomic handle designed to lock in upright or stowed position Incorporated hook for hanging •Spring-loaded, incorporated D-rings (on top and bottom) stow against the body of the lantern when not in use•Watertight storage compartment in base Rubber cover protects•USB and charge ports•Portable USB chargerMultiple modes:White C4 LED:•High for brightest light: 1,100 lumens; runs 5 hours•Medium for bright light and longer run time: 550 lumens; runs 10.5 hours•Low provides extended run time: 125 lumens; runs 35 hours4 Red LEDs (Preserves Night Vision):•High: 2.7 lumens; runs 110 hours•Low: 1 lumen; runs 288 hours•Flash SOS mode for emergency signaling: 2.7 lumens; runs 230 hoursPortable USB Charger:8+ full charges: Streamlight Stylus Pro USB, ClipMate USB, Double Clutch USB4 full charges: Streamlight ProTac HL USB4+ full charges: Most smartphonesSpecifications:Height: 7.50"Batteries: Uses 8800mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery (Battery level indicator changes from green, to yellow, to red, then to flashing red when batteries reach the end of their usable life)Material: Durable, polymer construction with rubber molded base that provides stability on slippery or uneven surfacesWaterproof: IPX7 waterproof to 1m submersion; it floats; 2m impact resistance testedWeight: 1 lb 14 ozColor: Coyote Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.LED Lanterns from Bass Pro Shops•Coleman Quad Pro 800 Lumen LED Lantern•Coleman 1000 Lumen CPX 6 LED Lantern•Coleman Tri Panel LED LanternLED Lanterns from Optics PlanetSuper Siege 1100 Lumens Rechargeable LanternDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.