Rayovac SE3DLNACOM Sportsman 240

Most Durable Camping Lantern

Why people love it

• The most hardcore, durable camping lantern you'll find

• Get anywhere from 40 to 90 hours of run time

• Water-resistant, dust-resistant, and scratch-resistant


Short illumination radius, and the carrying handle is a bit uncomfortable.


Performance: If you're looking for a camping lantern that can handle anything—rain or shine, sleet or snow—this is the product for you. It's fully water-resistant, designed to float, and can sustain a beating and lots of regular use without breaking down. The materials used for the lantern are durable, making it the rugged, outdoorsman lantern for you.

You get about 100,000 hours of use from the LED light bulbs before they need to be changed. The lantern runs on pricey D batteries, but you'll get 40 (on high setting) to 90 (on low setting) hours of run time before they need to be changed.

The light is very bright (240 lumens), but the cover actually dims the light. Take off the cover and it's very bright (but the bulbs are exposed and vulnerable).

Features: The lantern comes with three settings: high, low, and strobe (for emergency situations). There is also a green blinking light in the on/off switch, so you can easily find and turn on the lantern in absolute darkness. With the hooks set in the top and bottom, you can use it as a lantern and a ground light. The top handle is very sturdy, though the design makes it a bit uncomfortable to carry.

Price: At just under $20, this is one of the best-priced lanterns on our list. You'll get many happy years of use from it thanks to its durable design, and you'll find it's a highly reliable LED camping lantern to take wherever you go.

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