Object of Desire: A Good-Looking Lantern from Snow Peak

Where I live, in Maine, power outages are common: from a Nor’Easter, a blizzard, or spring rains. Here, every household has a reliable lantern (or two) for just an occasion, and I’ve been on the lookout for one that casts powerful light when needed and still looks attractive when it’s not.

Enter the Home & Camp Lantern from Snow Peak, purveyors of well-designed outdoor essentials. The lamp is portable, rechargeable (via a USB cord), and—best of all—dimmable. It’s usable at home (or while camping), and, we’d say, good-looking enough to put to work anytime, power outage or no. Take a look.

Photography via Snow Peak.

home and camp lantern from snow peak 0 Above: The petite Home & Camp Lantern is sleek enough to use as a portable lamp all the time—no need to stash it away in the closet. It’s $159.95 from Snow Peak. home and camp lantern from snow peak 1 Above: The lantern in white. Once charged, the lantern can last anywhere from four to 23 hours. home and camp lantern from snow peak 2 Above: It’s also available in tan. home and camp lantern from snow peak 3 Above: The Home & Camp lantern casts warm white light and can also be suspended upside down. It’s shown here in black, the last of the three colorways on offer.

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