Gear Review: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern

A light and packable miniature lantern.

[lightweight lantern]
I spend a lot of time in tents, so having a way to illuminate them is key. This little wonder is the baby sister to Snow Peak’s larger version, which came within a hair of winning our Editors’ Choice Award a few years back. It’s a much-improved version that’s lighter and more packable (about 2 by 2 inches), and cranks out 60 lumens of light on 3 AAA batteries for about 40 hours. Coolest feature: The silicone globe throws a wide pool of warm yellow light into the corners of even a four-person tent. Also smart: A little magnetized hang-loop makes it easy to dangle from the ceiling. $40; 2.4 oz.;