Model: Luci Solar String Lights
OUR TAKE These fairy lights aren’t just Instagram bait: At 100 lumens on high, they shine as bright as some small headlamps. “When I skied through a nighttime blizzard after a mountain- top Thanksgiving party, I wrapped my pack in the Luci,” one Colorado tester says. “My buddies were able to follow the glow from 100 yards behind me.” The Luci charges in three hours via a power outlet (or 14 hours of direct sunlight with the built-in solar panel), while a USB output let our tester use it to top up his phone. The integrated 2,000mAh battery charges an iPhone X to 75 percent or runs the lights on low for up to 20 hours.
TRAIL CRED “At 18 feet, the light string was long enough to decorate a whole wall of the hut,” says one festive tester.