Managed through carelessness to lose years of posts so it will soon be time to start over. Plus, happily, I've been diverted by a travelling life.

No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2019 New Year Resolutions!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Winter glow with Vango

Vango (www.vango.co.uk) has plenty on offer in its range of lanterns and torches. With additions to both sectors, the lighting collection offers versatile, functional lighting solutions. For use both inside and outside tents, theLanterns range starts with the standard Camping Lantern (RRP £8.50) which features an energy-saving 5W fluorescent tube with a water resistant plastic case, a folding handle and an operating time for 5.5 hours. For something a bit more stylish, the Deluxe Camping Lantern (RRP £11) offers great value featuring a built-in steel handle and hanger with compass to help navigate dark nights; using 4C batteries, this lantern provides 5 hours' operating time.

New for 2011, are two LED rechargeable lanterns with remotes. The 12LED Rechargeable Lantern with Remote (RRP £25) means there are no late night arguments about who has to get out of bed to turn the lights off. Simply use the handle infrared remote and stay nice and cosy! With a hanging hook, stainless steel cover, folding handle and a 12V car adaptor and UK plug, this lantern provides 20 hours operating time for 10 hours charging time.  The 24LED Rechargeable Lantern with Remote (RRP £30; pictured) features a built in rechargeable battery and with five hours' charge time can operate for ten hours. For eco-aware campers, Vango’s new Eco 36LED Dynamo Lantern (RRP £25) has two modes, 18 or 26 LEDs. The lantern also has a solar panel for charging, as well as a wind up option. Two minutes of winding results in 25 minutes of light and six hours of solar charging provide four hours of light.
Vango has a vast range of other lighting options in its 2011 range including head torches, wands, stick lights and hand held torches.