If you are doing research before joining the more than 80,000 customers that have rented our camping and travel gear, or have already received your camping gear rental package from us, here's the page to learn a bit more about the setup and usage of a specific camping or travel gear item before you head out on your big adventure.

The information below provides more details on how to use the lanterns, but we encourage you to give us a call or find more resources online if more details are needed. For more information on this rental item including rates, check out the main product page at Rent Lanterns - for car camping/backpacking. There are more how-to pages on nearly all of our most popular rental items; find most at our video and user guide to rentals main page .

We have 2 main styles of lanterns we rent.  Both are compact and lightweight.  the square one as shown runs on 4 AA batteries and the other is rechargeable.

camping lanterns for rent

See how this one expands - that reveals the bulb for lighting

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The on/off switch is on top.  Or when you close the lantern, the light goes off

renting a camping lantern

The top of the the rechargeable lantern we rent shows the port for a micro-USB cable to charge it from an AC plug or computer - cable not provided.  The clear button is the on/off, and has multiple brightness settings.

renting a rechargeable camp lantern

The bottom of the rental light is also a magnet for affixing to anything metal.
battery camp lighting rental

Here is an overview video about the rental lanterns