Gear item for April 25

Recharging lantern

THE SITUATION: These days, the more functions a piece of gear has, the better. That makes a camp lantern great, but a camp lantern that can also charge your mobile devices even better.

A SOLUTION: Bracketron SmartLantern has that covered with a 7800mAh rechargeable battery that provides up to 48 hours of light or five full charges to your mobile device. It can also function as a flashlight.

THE DETAILS: The SmartLantern is made from an impact- and fire-resistant housing and has a compact design for portability, measuring 3.875 inches tall by 1.75 inches wide. While small, it provides a powerful 64-lumen LED light that’s more than enough for most campsites or emergency prep tasks. The lantern includes a hoop for hanging and a globe that can be modified to a flashlight for focused lighting.

The lantern has a built-in 2.1A USB port for charging and includes a USB-to-Micro USB charging cable. It’s compatible with many smartphones, tablets and MP3 players. Color is black.

PRICE: $79.95

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit bracketron.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard,

Tribune News Service