In the interest of being honest I will start by saying I am not a camper. In fact it is fair to say that camping is my worst nightmare. However, I realise this probably puts me in the minority, because many people, especially Australians, love the opportunity to get back to nature by way of camping.
One of the not so enjoyable parts of camping or, as I imagine outdoorsy people would refer to as ‘challenges’, is the lack of lighting in tents. It may be fine while the sun is shining, but as soon as darkness descends, you are literally left, well, in the dark.
Fumbling around in the dark to look for something is neither fun nor ideal, it is also rather challenging to search whilst holding a torch and, as anyone whose tried this will know, hanging your torch from the top of your tent usually does not work with it promptly falling down – hopefully not on your head.
Thankfully a camping enthusiast and genius has come up with a solution to this tent terror in the form of the Magnetic Tent Light. Both practical and durable, the light features a magnetic base and spring hanging clip so you can attach it to the roof of your tent or to anything else with a loop or magnet for that matter.
With a simple ON/OFF button, the magnetic tent light is straightforward to use and features five switch settings – 100 per cent on, 70 per cent on, 30 per cent on, Quick Flash and SOS Flash, so you can do everything from dimming the lights before bed to having a spontaneous disco in your tent. It’s also water resistant – which hopefully your tent is too – and has a battery life of 10 hours, requiring three x AAA batteries to work.
If you like the outdoors and being able to see what you’re doing, this is the perfect gadget for you!
RRP: $39.95 from Snowgum
SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her plane essentials include noise-cancelling headphones, a solid Spotify playlist, sleeping tablets, an eyemask and a large scarf that doubles as a blanket on cold flights – i.e. every one.