L.L.Bean Trailblazer 400 Lantern is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy All-Purpose Lantern The first night after receiving this little lantern, I had to work under the hood of my truck outside. This little lantern gave me enough light to switch out headlamp bulbs and rewire new ones. The non-slip bottom kept it sitting exactly where I needed it. With three light settings, it was easy to find which one was best for the situation.When I finished and went back inside, I put it in its "diffuser bag" to see how that worked. It gives off a perfect, non-glare light which would be perfect for lighting a small room in an emergency or a large tent when camping. Even with three size D batteries, it is lightweight and easy to carry.
Date published: 2019-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light up your room! This lantern is the best. It is so compact and bright. I used to have a lantern of similar brightness years ago and it took twice as many batteries and was twice the size. This is great to travel with or keep in case the power goes out. I ordered it for both reasons. It is durable plastic, and the bottom has a rubber coating so it won't slip around or anything. The clip at the top is a nice feature, you can hang it from anywhere. The three modes of brightness are useful. The highest level is super bright. Thankfully the diffuser bag it comes with makes it easier on the eyes. But if you needed light to do things, you would be fine with the lowest setting, or even medium. Every house should have one of these!
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lantern I didn't want a rechargeable lantern. I wanted one that used batteries and didn't rely on electricity to recharge it. (I intend to always have backup batteries available.) This little beauty fit the bill perfectly! Bright as a sunny day, looooong battery life, and easy to place on a table or hang from a carabiner. The enclosed bag diffuses the light so it's more comfortable on your eyes when in its brightest mode. Can't fault a thing about this neat little lantern!
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lantern! Bought one for myself to have during frequent blackouts in our area from bad storms. It is compact but very bright. It lights up the whole room. Easy to bring with you from room to room and it’s not too heavy, but heavy enough it won’t fall over easily. Will also be great to use on camping trips and even in the car too. Came back and bought two more for Christmas gifts for family members.
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy Just bought a second one. Gives off good light. Used it on the mantle in the family room and it gave off enough light to easily see the whole room and walk about comfortably and securely. I think if we had a mirror above the mantle it would really have lit up the room. Also used it in the kitchen. Easily enough light to work in the kitchen without feeling like you're fumbling about. I think the higher you can place it, the more effective the light.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty, Durable & Bright Solid quality product! Nice heavy duty design, very durable and puts off a quality brightness for those power outages in stormy New England!
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought several We ordered 2 for ourselves, then another 2 for us (we live in hurricane-prone Florida plus we go camping) plus 2 for both of our sisters. Great
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from light weight and bright Haven't needed to use this lantern yet (bought for power failure light). The settings all seem useful. LL Bean's description says that you can use the bag (included) as a diffuser. Mine did not come with a bag, but an old sock liner should do the trick. It needs something to cut down on the glare during almost any application that I can think of. The light is not easy on the eyes.
Date published: 2020-09-18