Thermacell Lantern

In a past RV Gadget Box, I reviewed the basic Thermacell mosquito repellent device. I field-tested my device in Alaska and it really does the job on pesky insects, even those legendary blood-suckers up north.

Thermacell recently added a camping lantern to their product line and I couldn’t wait to try it. The Thermacell camping lantern is a great light with 300 lumen max output, adjustable intensity, a battery condition indicator and a convenient carrying handle. It’s a perfect choice to light your campsite. It uses four D-cell batteries for power, and runs for 50 hours on the highest intensity.

The mosquito repellent device is integrated nicely into the lantern and requires standard Thermacell refills which are available at most stores.

For those who are unfamiliar with Thermacell products, the repellent is contained in a replaceable wafer that lasts for about four hours. The wafer is heated by a small butane-powered burner and releases a vapor that creates an approximate 15’x15′ mosquito-free zone. The vapor is not offensive to my nose and works great in relatively calm conditions. The repellent function and the light are sepa-rate, so you can use it only as a lantern if you so choose.

Integrating two gadgets into a single device saves space, and that makes it excellent for RVers. It’s available wherever sporting goods are sold and online.

Complete Product Name: Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern

Company Name and Info: Thermacell Repellents Inc. | 26 Crosby Drive | Bedford, MA 01730 | 866-753-3837 |

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Average Street Price: $40-$50

Original Publication Date: JA/16