REI Selects LuminAID as the Best Lantern for Backpacking & Editors’ Choice Award Winner for 2021

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"Bottom Line: Trekkers will appreciate the versatility of the LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger, a portable lantern and charging station worth its ounces."

 

We're proud to announce that LuminAID's PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern has received the REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award, and been named the Best Lantern for Backpacking in 2021. The PackLite Max was tested by REI Co-op staff and members against other popular camping lanterns and string lights, and earned a "near perfect" score of 97.  

Gear testers praised the PackLite Max's "versatility" as both a waterproof solar lantern and portable phone charger, its 50-hour extended battery life, and space-saving pack-flat design. Plus, its usefulness can even extend to "producing epic night photography."

LuminAID's solar lanterns and phone chargers are sold on REI.com and in REI stores. The PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern has over 1500 reviews on REI.com. As a small business, working with REI has been an incredible opportunity to get our products in front of outdoor enthusiasts across the country. We know consumers can trust REI's expert advice because of the level of rigor and attention to detail that goes into gear testing and recommendations.

How the Editors' Choice Award is Evaluated:
"Through the REI Co-op Editors' Choice Awards, we honor the top-performing products in a set of rigorous field tests conducted by co-op staff and members. We also factor in how a product is made and its impact on the environment, along with REI member and customer feedback. Recipients include the equipment and apparel we’ve been recommending for years, along with the latest industry-busting products to hit shelves."

REI's Rating: 97/100
Tested In: Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire and Vermont, plus Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory, Canada

Packlite Max Power Lantern.

"Bottom Line: Trekkers will appreciate the versatility of the LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger, a portable lantern and charging station worth its ounces."

 

We're proud to announce that LuminAID's PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern has received the REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award, and been named the Best Lantern for Backpacking in 2021. The PackLite Max was tested by REI Co-op staff and members against other popular camping lanterns and string lights, and earned a near perfect score of 97.  

Gear testers praised the PackLite Max's "versatility" as both a waterproof solar lantern and portable phone charger, its 50-hour extended battery life, and space-saving pack-flat design. Plus, its usefulness can even extend to "producing epic night photography."

LuminAID's solar lanterns and phone chargers are sold on REI.com and in REI stores. The PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern has over 1500 reviews on REI.com. As a small business, working with REI has been an incredible opportunity to get our products in front of outdoor enthusiasts across the country. We know consumers can trust REI's expert advice because of the level of rigor and attention to detail that goes into gear testing and recommendations.

How the Editor's Choice Award is Evaluated:
"Through the REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards, we honor the top-performing products in a set of rigorous field tests conducted by co-op staff and members. We also factor in how a product is made and its impact on the environment, along with REI member and customer feedback. Recipients include the equipment and apparel we’ve been recommending for years, along with the latest industry-busting products to hit shelves."

REI's Rating: 97/100
Tested In: Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire and Vermont, plus Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory, Canada

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