Nine string lights, collapsible lanterns and minimalist lamps for your next late-night distanced hangout
Warmer weather is here to stay, and more folks will be flocking outdoors for socially distanced hangs. Here are nine great portable lamps to switch on once the sun goes down.
For distanced patio gatherings
This battery-powered lamp features a curved glass shade and comes in a black, green and maroon frame. It holds a charge for up to 12 hours, emitting a glorious golden glow inspired by the nighttime light in Tuscany.
For the Scandi-obsessed
Menu Carrie lamp, $245
This rechargeable, dimmable LED lamp features a simple and clean Scandinavian design and a convenient handle.
For local design lovers
EQ3 Glub lamp, $100
This limited-edition model from EQ3 is made in partnership with Toronto design studio Anony. Its exterior is waterproof silicone, and its battery lasts up to eight hours.
For the eco-conscious
Those looking to reduce their environmental footprint will appreciate this simple and effective solar-powered LED lamp.
This USB-chargeable lamp is small enough to toss in your backpack and lasts up to three hours.
For the little ones
Smile lantern lime, $38
This adorable battery-powered LED lantern emits a soft glow and hangs from your backyard trees. It’s perfect for kiddos (or the young at heart).
For extra-long sessions
Take your park hang to the next level with these ambient five-and-a-half metre-long string lights. Bonus: the case features a solar panel and USB outlets to charge your devices.
For easy transportation
This waterproof battery-operated lamp is perfect for clipping onto a backpack or setting up on a picnic blanket. When you’re done, it collapses into your pocket.
For the budget-minded
This battery-operated lantern includes the powerful LED light settings, a handle for easy carrying and a magnetic bottom that latches onto steel surfaces.