This sleek and stylish flashlight and area lamp combo is a great buy for weekend warriors and family campers. The developers at Energizer have really put thought and time into this product design. With six LEDs that provide excellent area coverage much like a lantern, the Carabiner also includes one LED at the end and works as handheld flaslhlight.
There are three settings: high and low for the area lamp mode plus flashlight mode, all of which are easily accessed by pressing the power buttons to select. I found the light exceed the advertized illumination time of 5 hours in full area lamp mode by 1.5 hours running on 4 AAA batteries. Its sleek water tight case design easily fits in your hand and the loop with included carabiner adds functionality for hanging in the tent to read a book or map. I personally found it useful for midnight runs to the bathroom as it provided both a flashlight to get me there and an area lamp to light to make me feel more at home.
I give this product full marks on functionality, durability and overall usefulness in camp. Its weight comes in at 5.6 oz (158.8g). While the flashlight mode does not provide enough power for actual night time hiking, this is a great lamp for weekend camping trips, overnight trips out on the water, or even in your car as an emergency light (great for emergency car repairs at night).
Thanks to the folks at Energizer for providing the Carabiner LED for review.