Gear review: Barebones Outpost Lantern — Bronze - Caravan World Australia

Gear review: Barebones Outpost Lantern — Bronze

Written by: Amelia Mansell; Photographer: Josh Hanger

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Every campsite needs a good lantern, and the Barebones Outpost Lantern is a great option. I first saw this lantern during a photoshoot of three Legend Caravans models (the Groundbreaker Ultimate and two Trackline Hybrids) at Wappan Station in Victoria and appreciated its rustic look and lightweight. While I didn’t get a chance to see it in action during the trip, I quickly got my hands on it after the trip to have a closer look. 

Inspired by old mining lamps, the Outpost Lantern has a vintage quality that will suit many setups, and can be hung in tents, used as a centrepiece on your outdoor dining setup, or hung around your campsite or even at home for a little extra light and a soft glowing atmosphere. It’s 17.1cm wide and 15cm tall, which makes it Barebones’ larger offering compared to the similarly styled, albeit smaller Edison Mini Lamp. 

The lantern is steel with a powder-coated finish designed to be water and rust resistant, so you don’t need to worry about it being exposed to the elements, although Barebones doesn’t recommend leaving it out in bad weather or wet conditions for long periods of time. 

The Outpost Lantern also features a warm Edison-style 3W rope light with a unique LED filament in the shape of a helix, which combined with the bronze-coloured accents ticks the vintage aesthetic box quite clearly. 

The Outpost can be powered three ways for maximum versatility — either USB-C cord to an external power source, via the barebones-specific LI-ON battery pack that recharges internals or using D-cell batteries.

The Barebones Outpost Lantern (in bronze) is available for a RRP of $97.99 via the A247 website, and comes with a two-year limited warranty. A247 also offers several other Barebones lanterns, including the popular Edison Mini Lantern at a lower RRP of $45.95.

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