Camp Lantern Repels Mosquitos

Flick a switch and you have light — and mosquito repellent.

That’s the premise of the to-be-released Repellent Camp Lantern from Thermacell Repellents. It’s a brighter, longer running version of a similar lantern the company sells now.

With a rubberized base, 50 hours of light at its highest, 300 lumen setting, and the ability to keep biting mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums at bay, this lantern is one we look forward to testing on a warm summer night.

Thermacell’s mosquito protection creates a 15’ x 15’ zone of protection from biting pests using butane cartridge refills and repellent “mats” that emit a synthetic copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemums. Butane cartridges last for 12 hours, mats for four hours, and the repellent can be used with or without the light running.

The lantern has a battery life indicator, three light settings and SOS for emergency situations. The lantern globe can be detached to increase the intensity of the light.

It hits the market this spring for $60.

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie’s Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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