Bass Pro Shops Wind Up Lantern and Flashlight Combo Set
Best light source
I have used many lights throughout my 50 years of fishing, but this one is the best I have ever had.
You crank it up and it stays lit for more than just several minutes. It works the way you want a battery type light to work, bright, a long time and easy to use.
Our power went out and this light along with the hand-held unit that goes with it kept us in the light all night long.
You can't go wrong buying one of these. I plan on getting them for all my kids.
March 4, 2008
Not so good....
Product does what it says, but you had better be a muscle man in order to crank the charger. The light given off is very dim.
The crank is not long enough for the resistance of the charger. The crank mount when opened, does not quite get level, between these issues, I would rather replace a battery. Other units have a longer handle and with a fully opened crank, they charge with ease.
I would pass on this unit and find one which is actually practical.
June 27, 2011
Not the Best but Not the Worst Either
I bought this to use for basically everything (mainly camping). Both work for a while and do give off a fair amount of light. Its important though that you really wind them up good prior to using them. The flashlight only works so far but for up close its perfect. I use it all the time. I keep it in my car most of the time for emergencies. The lantern doesn't seem to hold a charge as long as the flashlight but it still gives off a decent amount of light. I have deffinately seen better lanterns that give off more light but then you need to add in the price of batteries or fuel. Like my title says its not the best and its not the worst. If you're looking for super bright. I don't think you'll be impressed. I will say though that you get your money's worth.
March 26, 2010
Wind up Lantern & flashlight
I have had these two items for over 5 years...they are both great if you want to bait your line...to find the fuse box when power goes out...when you have a flat tire at night...setting up your tent...checking doors and locks outside....wonderful flashlight....love both products...make great gifts to just about anyone....does take a little to wind them for a full minute...but worth it.....
October 12, 2014