It’s hard to get excited about a camp light, but a camp light like this does make me excited. Gone are the days of dealing with the glass globes, wicks, and mantles of the Coleman camp lights we all used as kids. The 21st century and the Streamlight Siege has made those obsolete.
This compact, waterproof, rugged, cordless, battery-powered lantern provides 360° of soft, even light that illuminates a large area. It features multiple settings for brightness and color (white or red), including an S.O.S. strobe setting. Plus, the Siege floats; try that with Grandpa’s lantern!
The watertight lens screws off if you decide to hang the lantern inverted and cast the most light available. Two spring-loaded D-ring clips allow you to hang this lantern upside down or right-side-up depending on how you want to cast the available light. With six available settings to chose from, a great price point, and its use of common D-cell batteries, this lantern is a winner for sure.
I was skeptical at first, but honestly, I use this lantern as my bedside light as well as my primary lantern while camping. Priced at 36 bucks, it’s not hard on the wallet, either. Actually, it’s difficult to find a decent regular handheld flashlight for that price. Check out the Siege by Streamlight and you won’t be disappointed.
Streamlight Siege LED Lantern Specifications
Colors available: Only available in brown/black combo as shown.
Weight: 1 pound 15 ounces (878.83 grams) with batteries
Dimensions: 7.25 in. (18.41 cm) tall x 3.75″-diameter base
Battery type: 3 D-cell batteries
- White LED (four C4® LEDs) with cover removed:
- High for brightest light, 340 lumens, runs 30 hours
- Medium for bright light and longer run times, 175 lumens, runs 70 hours
- Low provides extended run times for when less light is needed, 33 lumens, runs 295 hours
- Red LED (one red LED)
- Red LED high steady setting (night-vision-preserving mode), 10 lumens, runs 235 hours
- Flash SOS mode for emergency signaling, 10 lumens, runs 430 hours
- Night-vision-preserving mode extends run time for emergency preparedness
Material: Polycarbonate lens and polymer lantern body
MSRP: Under $40
Application: Camping, hunting. family outings, emergency/disaster preparation
Pros: Waterproof, shockproof, floats, no messy flammable fuel or mantles to deal with, uses commonly available D-cell batteries.
Cons: None apparent.
(Featured Image Courtesy: Steamlight Siege)