Spotlight on Camping Lanterns

Spotlight on Camping Lanterns

Camping lanterns, lights and LED's are essential for any adventure, whether you're camping, hiking, touring or simply out and about. They're the unsung hero of our adventures and misadventures. Good lighting is essential, from lighting the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, illuminating the BBQ so you can see what's cooking, or lighting up an entire tent.

These days, camping lanterns and lights have many features, such as impressive brightness. USB ports for charging your electronics on the go from Garmins to phones, solar panels, SOS lighting and more. You can find portable designs for lightweight needs or more robust designs suitable for family camping demands. Below is a breakdown of our Kiwi Camping lighting range, which lights are best suited for what, and the different features they have to help you choose the best lantern or light for your adventures.

Kiwi Camping Top Picks

Best Overall Camping Lantern: HUB LED Lantern with Power Bank
Best LED Light with Power Bank: Boost LED Light with Power Bank
Best Lantern with Bluetooth Speaker: Aura LED Lantern with Bluetooth Speaker
Best Hunting Light: Boost LED Light with Power Bank

Best Overall Camping Lantern: Hub LED Lantern with Power Bank - $89.99

Weight: 470g

Max Lumens: 800

Batteries: Rechargeable (USB)

Run Time: 2.5-7 hrs

The Hub Lantern provides 360 degrees of bright LED light, up to 800 lumens, so it's safe to say it's pretty bright! It features a power bank to charge your devices while camping and can be inverted to hang upside down. Ideal for general family camping, touring and just about anything. Here's a rundown on the Hub's key features:


Kiwi Camping HUB LED Lantern with Power Bank

Kiwi Camping HUB LED Lantern with Power Bank

Best Overall Camping LED & Hunting Light: Boost LED Light with Power Bank - $89.99

Weight: 215g
Max Lumens: 1000
Batteries: Rechargeable (USB)
Run Time: Up to 90 hrs

The Boost LED really does it all. A super lightweight and bright light featuring 11 different lighting modes including an SOS signal making it ideal for hunting and hiking. Charge your mobile devices on the go including hunting Garmin units which can be easily charged overnight. The soft light features are perfect for round the campsite lighting while the bright white LED is parallel to that of a head torch. Here's a run down of the Boost LED features:

  • Bright LED lantern with up to 1000 lumens of light
  • 11 modes in total: 4 light modes (high, medium, low and SOS) and 4 colour modes (white, warm, warm white and SOS red)
  • Up to 90 hours of run time
  • USB output charges most devices
  • Strong built-in magnet attaches to steel
  • Adjustable stand
  • Carabiner hanging hook and tripod mount to attach to a tripod stand
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor use (IP65)
Boost LED Light with Powerbank

Boost LED Light with Powerbank

Best Camping Lantern with Bluetooth Speakers: Aura LED Lantern - $99.99

Weight: 360g
Max Lumens: 200 
Batteries: Rechargeable (USB)
Run Time: Up to 200 hrs


Designed to keep you illuminated as well as entertained, this clever speaker combines 3 handy gadgets into 1 portable device; a rechargeable wireless Bluetooth speaker, a powerful LED lantern and a lithium power bank to charge most devices. The flexible handle makes it easier to put around roof poles and is softer to grip. Here is a rundown of the Aura's key features:

  • Stream music wirelessly through Bluetooth for up to 10 meters
  • Button on the body to adjust the volume or change songs
  • 5 lighting modes (high, medium, low, strobe or flashing)
  • Frosted lantern cover for soft light
  • Quick charge USB output suits most devices (5V/2.3A)
  • Lightweight and impact resistant
  • Detachable carry handle
  • Fits into a water bottle holder on bicycles
  • IP54 rating
Aura LED Lantern with Bluetooth Speaker

Aura LED Lantern with Bluetooth Speaker

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