Barebones Forest Lantern

Priced: $79.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 6 reviews.
Barebones Forest Lantern
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Color: Nickel
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Barebones Forest Lantern -

The vintage-inspired Barebones Forest Lantern outputs 325 lumens of adjustable, ambient lighting that can be used around the house or at your campsite.

Please Note: This item contains a lithium battery and cannot be shipped to APO, FPO, U.S. Territories, international destinations or Hawaii, and are only available for in-store pickup in Alaska.



  • Use the lantern as a power source for charging your smartphone or other small electronics by plugging your device into the lantern's USB port
  • 5W Cree LED outputs anywhere from 1 - 325 lumens to light up surroundings; use the lantern on low when you're reading in your tent or on high when you're hanging around camp
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power the light for 3 hrs. on high and more than 80 hrs. on low
  • Plug the Barebone Forest Lantern into a USB output on your computer, or use the included AC wall adapter, to recharge the battery in 4 - 6 hrs.
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Average run time:High: 3 / low: 80+ hours
Batteries:Rechargeable 8W lithium-ion
Bulb detail:High-output LED
Bulb type:LED
Dimensions:6 x 9.5 inches
Lantern type:Electric
Max light output (lumens):325 lumens
Weight:1 lb. 2 oz.

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Barebones Forest Lantern Reviews:


Vintage Feeling

I finally got my Nickel colored lantern and then I see they have an oiled bronze look. I would have probably rather had that color, but I love this little lantern. It has a very vintage look and the body is all metal just like the old lanterns. But then it runs on modern tech. The knob switch is a dimmer so you can leave it on low and it seems to run a long time. Plus I love that it will charge my phone!
It seems very durable and looks much nicer than many other plastic LED lights.
Sigfried at REI on 12/12/2013

So much better than any other lantern!

This was purchased for my wife for her in the field nights in the backcountry. After searching for a light weight replacement for our dual fuel Coleman lantern we chose this. I do not know why rei does not stock.this light in their stores! Well built with great light output puts those other led lights to shame. Buy this one not the other plastic flimsy pieces of junk, you will be happy with the purchase!
Trav AVL at REI on 01/01/2014

Love it!

This light is great on campouts. It is lightweight, easy to use, charging cord is attached and secured when not in use. I also use it around the house when working in the attic or on my truck. It is a sturdy enough design to pack in a box with my other camping gear and not be damaged.
Starboard Tack at REI on 12/12/2013


This lantern is very durable. I was carrying a load of things into my house, the lantern was just cradled in my elbow. It ended up falling to the floor (I live in a basement with cement floors). Upon inspection - no parts broken, no dents. No doubt it is because this is a metal lantern.
Juney85 at REI on 12/12/2013

WOW! Fantastic lantern!

This lantern is fantastic, great for camping or roadside emergency.I have used it at home when the power went out!
bob2reynolds at REI on 01/01/2014

great rugged design

base camp
rework at REI on 12/12/2013