We recently received a waterproof solar bottle lantern from Secur. Touted as an emergency outdoor lantern, this really is more than one product. It is a lantern, first and foremost. It runs on solar power and can be charged by USB. In addition, the Secur lantern is waterproof, allowing you to store important items such as car keys, money, and your fishing license. Finally, as the lantern pops up and is watertight, the Solar Bottle Lantern is also a refillable water bottle.
Secur offers many emergency and outdoor, automotive, and mobile charging and music devices in their line of products designed as solutions for a changing planet. As we look to multitask in our own lives, we often look for our tools and appliances to do the same. The Waterproof Solar Bottle Lantern does just this. And at just 6.5 ounces, it keeps the weight down in your pack or camping gear.
I like the lantern for a couple of reasons. It is lightweight, it collapses for compact storage and can be operated as a lantern while collapsed or expanded. The handle makes it easy to carry with you on trips to the restroom in the middle of the night and also allows you to hang it up on a limb, a tent pole, or inside the tent as a lamp.
Running time for the lantern while fully charged is 12 hours on the low setting and 5 hours on high. It can become fully charged with the solar panel in 24 hours and by external USB in three hours.
Other products by Secur include fire starters and waterproof flashlights, lanterns, powerbanks, radios, phone chargers, and auto emergency tools.
Take a look at their product line for handy, waterproof, smart outdoor and emergency devices at www.securproducts.com. As I write this, the Secur Solar Bottle Lantern is packed in our camping gear box ready for a three-week camping trip.