I recently purchased this due to the impending PG&E electricity shut downs in Northern California due to our fire season, which includes wind gusts from 30-60 mph.
My daughter-in-law gave me one for Christmas last year. Up until a week ago I didn't have any purpose and using it. But we have an outage in the lantern was fabulous! So I turned around and I purchased two more. One for our motorhome and one for my home they work very very well. Thank you!
Bought this as a set on sale and with a coupon on Amazon. Excellent value for money. They work well, are lightweight, can be hung just about anywhere from their own handles and come with initial batteries so you don't need to purchase batteries from the start. The 2-pack comes in handy when you want to light up multiple rooms/places.
These are small but mighty. Way better than a conventional flash light. Being in a state that endured strong storms (aka hurricane season) I wanted a lantern on stand by for power outages. I was not expecting just how much light this lantern would put out. So much so I gave the other one to my parents to use at their home as well. I missed the part where it didn't come with batteries so that sucked but was human error. These are extremely light weight and super easy to use. A child or arthritis sufferer could easily use these as well.
I have to admit that I was a bit concerned that these lanterns were too good to be true. I wanted non-gas lighting for our upcoming camping trip and these came high,y recommended. So I did my research. Even though I'm very particular about reading reviews, I didn't want my expectations to be unrealistic. Surely these collapsible lanterns couldn't produce the amount of light claimed, right? Wrong! These are little powerhouse lanterns! They are super bright and easily illuminated the entirety of a pitch black bedroom. The fact that you get two lanterns for this price feels like a steal. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. They're not bulky or as tall as a standard gas lantern. I've included a photo next to a roll of paper towels for scale.