The Goal Zero Crush Light Solar Powered Lantern is a great piece of kit. Solar lanterns take up almost no space at all, since you can crush them thin. This makes them ideal for storing in apartments. Solar powered lights sound a bit counterintuitive, but in fact they are brilliant. There's no better renewable source of energy than the sun, after all. We've been using Goal Zero products since they started out in Utah, and their products are consistently on point. In this case, the lantern is ideal to pack, as it collapses into a one-inch thick package. It's sturdy, and has enough light to last all night on a dim setting. Good stuff.
Goal Zero Crush Light Solar Powered Lantern
Bottom line: A packable solar lanter than you can use indoors or out.
Recommended for: Home/Away Shelters, Go-bag, vehicle.
Be aware: You can charge it up via a USB/wall unit, which we reccommend. That way it will be ready to go when you need it. A fully depleted battery takes as many as 20 hours to fully charge. Goal Zero also sells separate solar panels, from small to quite large, which come in truly handy.
Flashlights and headlamps are fine when you're trying to get a specific task done, but for a more comforting source of light, you can't beat a lantern. The Crush Light has very bright and low settings. Convenience exemplified.