Saved our trip!
When my 14 year old broke our Black Diamond Apollo lantern, I was at a loss. We weren't due to head home for another 36 hours, but the prospect of spending the entire next day and night without a lantern was less than exciting. More than anything, my son felt guilty for putting a damper on our trip. Enter the Smart Lite. Even though I hadn't bothered charging it before we left, the hand crank on this little beast of a lantern let me get enough light to not only get everything done around our basecamp that we needed to, but I was even able to find the missing piece from my Apollo and fix it once we got home! The look of relief on Jack's face alone was worth the price of this lantern.
Lanterns with a dynamo charger may be old tech, but this little lantern was exactly what we needed. 5 stars!