Finding your tent after a longer-than-expected day in the mountains, prepping dinner in the backcountry, or navigating a power outage – a little light goes a long way. And the right one can make short work of whatever you're doing. We picked 10 that lead the pack.
Best for Family Camping
Goal Zero Lighthouse 250
This Transformer-like lantern won't just light your camp - it'll charge your phone, too. The built-in battery can be powered via a USB cord, which is wrapped around the lantern, or with the hand-crank on the top. (One minute of cranking equals 10 minutes of light on the low setting.) Turn the dial to the right, and the two LEDs cast 360 degrees of light, dimming from a gentle glow to a glaring 250 lumens. Turning the knob left activates only one side. A separate button turns on two red LEDs. [$80; goalzero.com]