An effective but seriously lightweight camping lantern, good enough to read by.
Tread Lite Gear says:
The lightest lantern in the world. A great way to give light in your shelter.
Use them on a hammock ridgeline, inside a tent or under a tarp. Gives a really good light for reading and admin tasks at night. Made from 0.3oz CubenFibre with a Dyneema X Grid base and finished with Dyneema cord, micro cord lock, internal aluminum reflector and a mitten hook for hanging anywhere.
Light is dual use so you can have it on permanently with the switch or press the sides for short bursts of light. Short burst mode is handy for in the night if you need to reach something. Takes 2x cr2016 which are user replaceable. Batteries included. Please undo the cord lock and remove the light unit to turn on as using the switch through the Cuben will degrade it over time.
Top tip - once you tighten the cord again put the lantern to your lips and puff gently to give the best shape.
The LED light provides a good level of light for its weight, easily enough to read by. The translucent nature of the Cuben Fibre does a decent job of dispersing it.
Tread Lite Gear is one of those special brands that push the boundaries of lightweight gear. Cuben Fibre has been around a few years now being used in products in the outdoor industry, but it never ceases to amaze us. It's incredibly strong, durable & waterproof making it ideal for lightweight outdoor equipment that still gets used and abused.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear