Nextorch UL360 Pocket Lantern
Nextorch UL360 Pocket Lantern
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Winner of the 2016 ISPO Award, the Nextorch UL360 is the ultimate camping companion. At just 3.1 inches long, this inconspicuous lantern delivers 70 lumens of output and boasts a beam diameter over 16 feet Read More

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sudeva
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Jun 4, 2019
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I've had two of these and have lost them both—no fault of the light! The low mode is very low, and the high mode is jarring. I got the Nitecore LR10 and have been much happier with it. It's larger, but the weight is the same once you add the battery to the UL360. The Nitecore likewise has a magnet, provides a larger range of modes (with light that is not less powerful but generally more diffuse), and is USB rechargeable. If you want to work on a car engine or other spot work, possibly a slight edge to the Nextorch, whose illumination can be more precisely "directed"—almost like a flashlight with an extremely diffuse beam. But in a tent or on a bedside table or in a power outage (have used both lanterns for that situation), the edge goes considerably to the Nitecore. The Nextorch is more like your existing pocket flashlight plus a diffuser, but with a dedicated purpose, and a magnetic tail that your flashlight may not have. The Nitecore is an entirely different tool. The catch is that the Nitecore is undeniably more expensive. The UL360 is around $20, roughly factoring in tax and shipping (or lack thereof). Nitecore is almost twice that (expect to pay $35 and up, though you can occasionally find it for closer to $30). But if this is going to be used more than once or twice a year, not just sit in a bag as a notional backup, go for the Nitecore, assuming you can justify the cost.
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Jun 4, 2019
Leoanger
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Dec 18, 2018
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I like mine a lot. While not ideal for edc, it is quite useful. I sometimes throw it in my pocket in place of one of my go-to flashlights, kinda the way I'll carry a clip-less knife in my pocket for a different feel. Good nightstand light, not too bright nor too white for a trip through the hallway (though having to cycle through the default high mode is a little inconvenient). I've stuck it to the underside of a hood to check oil, and use it in place of my car's dome light (I'm too lazy to figure out why my dome doesn't work). I've even set it on my drawing pad and angled it down for some extra detail light. Very versatile little lantern-light.
Dec 18, 2018
z80cowboy
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Nov 29, 2017
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just wanted to point out that after removing the giant heavy magnet and yoke from one of mine i decided to try throwing a neodymium magnet under the spring in the cap and viola it now will stick to the fridge and anything else magnetic. my plan is to carry and extra magnet with me and use that to mount to the tent fabric and what not.
Nov 29, 2017
Plasmaburndeath
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Oct 19, 2017
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I thought this product was pretty good, only note is to parents, it turns out 4 year-olds love to borrow this light for lego lighting :P
Oct 19, 2017
z80cowboy
55
Sep 8, 2017
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Ok so first impression is good with a touch of disappointment. Its a bunch heavier than i expected. Light is otherwise great. Im looking for a way to remove the magnetic base and clip without damaging it since i can do without that when backpacking. It points 360° for those of you who didnt understand the engrish.
Lighting is great, i especially appreciate the long life on low. The plastic tube is a solid hunk of plastic feel, when i first got it out of the package i thought for a second that the tube was glass or ceramic or something.
So mostly is fits my bill of single cell, lightweight, simple lantern. I still wonder if the nitecore la10 wouldn't better fit my requirements.
Sep 8, 2017
dandanak5
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Oct 19, 2017
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Let's start a drop for the LA 10 I've been wanting one!!
Oct 19, 2017
z80cowboy
55
Oct 20, 2017
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Lol im all for it but i am not sure id be best for that. Tried to set up a poll for the patagonia nano puff pants but only got 6votes. Could be nobody wants it but i think i just dont know what the smell im doing.
Oct 20, 2017
A community member
Sep 6, 2017
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This arrived prior to the expected ship date, which was a nice surprise (but a day after a power outage, ironically). I picked this up to keep with my drawing supplies, to fill in when available light is insufficient. The white plastic helps diffuse the bright light, so it's less harsh and more spread out, this offers hands-free versatility, the light can be directed (unlike using a standard flashlight hands-free), and there's a decent run time for my needs (I can easily toss a spare USB rechargeable battery in my box). The twist on/off/mode is a bit awkward, but I'm not sure any other means of operation would be less so, given the design (which is essential to it's purpose). Yes, it is essentially a flashlight in a tube, but it's the white plastic tube and the stand that make it work for my needs. Spouse likes it so much that we'll have to get another one, or mine might vanish! I think this would also be a nice option for live streaming, photography, travel, reading, writing, (and obviously camping, hunting, fishing and power outages), or anything else where you might want a bright white light with reduced glare and high portability.
Sep 6, 2017
Bekah.M
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Sep 6, 2017
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@TheMantledMaven - What an excellent review, thank you so much for sharing your experience with this product. I may just have to get one next go-round to put in with my art supplies as well!
Sep 6, 2017
ccpedaler
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May 3, 2017
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What is the status of this drop? I placed and paid for this on April 2, it is now May 3. The drop order # is MD-32670-1792231 . When can we expect it to be shipped/delivered?
May 3, 2017
Tk421
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Mar 28, 2017
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If my parents found that in my drawer...lol
Mar 28, 2017
Tanglysquid
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Mar 31, 2017
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Yeah I have to go to catholic school now cause of this product!!!
Mar 31, 2017
TVRussell
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Jan 21, 2017
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Got mine today. Fairly disappointed. The implication is that it spreads light 360 degrees, but in reality only the tip lights up. It is effectively a flashlight covered in white plastic. The sides do not light up and you need to attach it to something and aim it at whatever you want to light up. It is not as effective at serving as a lantern as the name implies. First time I've been disappointed in a Massdrop purchase.
Jan 21, 2017
oldgearhead
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May 19, 2017
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Just the tip, yep promise anything.
May 19, 2017
IrishEyes
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May 1, 2018
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Why would anyone be surprised that just the tip lights up since the battery takes up most of the little lamp? I don't know how you'd light it up around the battery, itself, so it only makes sense to me that the tip would be the only part that lights up.
May 1, 2018
LoneRanger
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Dec 24, 2016
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"Limited to 100" - now at 163 purchased. Which is it?
Dec 24, 2016
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