Lanterns are the go-to choice of vehicle campers. Vehicle campers don’t necessarily need a high beam light as they are usually in a campsite that is well lit compared to backpackers that are usually tucked away in the mountains. They prefer lanterns because it does not put too much light in just one direction but rather provides light around creating a picturesque setting.
We picked LE Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern as the overall choice of its dual functionality – it can be a torch or a lantern. The side LEDS provide a scattered powerful light as expected from a lantern. While the front LED functions as a normal torch flashlight.
This is the type of flashlight that you first think of when asked about a flashlight. This is the common type that can be seen in a household or camp setting. These portable flashlights provide a precise beam with a simple move of the hand. One downside in using a handheld flashlight is you’ll have one hand occupied in holding the flashlight.
We recommend OLIGHT Warrior Camping Flashlight for your ultimate camping flashlight. This is a handheld flashlight that can light up the camp with its 2,000 lumen output regardless of the different weather conditions.
Headlamps are the most common between the three to backpackers. This is because they are compact and lightweight and you have both of your hands free.
Head on over to Camping Panda’s separate article for the best camping headlamps to check out the one for you.