Nitecore LA10 Just May Be The Smallest Camp Lantern Ever


When your friends see the Nitecore LA10 in your EDC pouch, the first thing they’ll ask is why the heck you carry a tube of lipstick around. That’s because the darn thing looks like one. Except, that tiny tube actually houses a miniature lantern for delivering instant illumination while fitting comfortably in your pocket.

An ultra-portable camp light, it can deliver up to 135 lumens of brightness with a beam distance of 33 feet, making it suitable for lighting up a tent or a small area for food preparation while camping at night. Measuring just 3.1 inches long, it’s, quite possibly, the most convenient mini-lantern we’ve ever seen, making it ideal as an everyday carry for emergency lighting needs.


The Nitecore LA10 comes with an adjustable diffuser that can extend for flood illumination as well as retract for more compact handling during transport. It comes with three light settings (high, medium, low), with the highest depleting the single AA battery in 90 minutes and the lowest stretching it to 23 hours. There are no buttons on the lamp, with all controls handled using the rotating tail cap, so there shouldn’t be any accidental switching on that can deplete the battery.


Features include CREE XP-G2 S3 LED, a magnetic tailcap that lets you snap it onto ferromagnetic surfaces, and an included lanyard for easily hanging during use. Construction is lightweight aluminum alloy, with a build that’s both impact-resistant to drops up to 5 feet and IPX6 waterproof.

Available now, the Nitecore LA10 is priced at $24.99.

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