300 Lumen Camping Lantern – powerful but inexpensive

Occasionally a product comes along that works so well, a person wants to tell his/her friends about it.  That is how I feel about the Rayovac SE3DLN Extreme Sportsman Lantern.  It packs a whopping 300 lumens and uses 3 D cell batteries (with a long battery life).  The lantern is highly rated on Amazon.  Though small, it is very bright.  It is so bright, I’m thinking I might not even have to install a lighting system!   I might just have my little reading lamp by the bed and this bright lantern.

The one thing that you might not like is that it is an artificial looking light.  The LEDs give off a purplish white glow somewhat like a mercury vapor light.  If you can life with that, then this will work fine for you.  In my case, the TV should help kind of balance things out a little bit.  If it doesn’t work, well at least it’s a good backup lantern!

The Rayovac comes with a very small price tag for being 300 lumens.  Try $22.50 including shipping.  That is an awesome deal on a great light.

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About VanTrekker

I am a former vandweller in Eastern Iowa who, for several years (off and on), lived in a 2007 Chevy cargo van. I still travel around Iowa with my tortoise shell cat, Jennifer Stefanie. Our favorite place to explore is the Country Heritage Community, the four far northeastern counties of Iowa (Clayton, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette). Ride along as we fish in pristine trout streams, enjoy fine home cooked camping meals, and meet new people. It's all possible on a shoestring budget. Happy travels always! --- Brad, the "Van Trekker"

2 Responses to 300 Lumen Camping Lantern – powerful but inexpensive

  1. Italia says:

    Just received this product so I will defer commenting on battery life until later. Overall I have been very pleased and surprised with this product. First off, this lantern is fairly compact…I was under the impression that this would be larger from the pictures but once I opened it up, I was pleasingly surprised. The unit is very compact and feels very sturdy.

  2. Bradford says:

    Cool, I hope it works for you. I was also surprised by the compact size. This little unit has really taken a beating and still works great. I’ve used it many, many hours and only changed the batteries once.

    I would be interested to see how it works for you in the future. I’m thinking about ordering another one. It’s a lot of light for not a lot of money.