Two versatile new lanterns from Princeton Tec – the Helix Backcountry and Helix Basecamp – are set to shine out this summer, offering greater flexibility and a little finesse for every camping adventure.

Compact and lightweight, the powerful lanterns are available now, distributed in the UK by Whitby & Co. and have been designed to suit a wide range of activities from extended wild camping trips to family orientated campsite holidays.

Garry Woodhouse, Whitby & Co. sales & marketing director, said: “The Helix lanterns reflect the innovation in outdoor gear that has become synonymous with Princeton Tec. Both models are extremely durable but offer real versatility and remain lightweight and easy to use.”

The new Backcountry and Basecamp lanterns feature an innovative expanding globe instead of the traditional lantern’s fixed cylindrical chamber, keeping the light soft on the eye wherever it is positioned and the pack size small. The 250 lumen Basecamp includes a stylish blend of the old and new with an intuitive power control dial that can be used in the same way as old gas lanterns to dim the light, while a swipe control surface offers the same level of control for the Backcountry’s three modes: 150 lumens white, 30 Lumens white and red light for low-profile use.

Folding legs on both models which incorporate multiple hanging points help to create a compact unit that can be raised from the ground to light a wide area, hung from the tent ceiling or around the campsite to create the right ambience.

Backcountry SRP: £39.95

Power: 150 lumens (white LED)

Lamp: 1 Maxbright LED (dimmable), 1 Red Ultrabright LED (dimmable)

Burn Time: Up to 32 hours

Batteries: 3x AAA alkaline (included)

Water Resistant: IPX4

Weight:                155g with batteries

Basecamp SRP: £59.95

Power: 250 lumens (white LED)

Lamp: 1 Maxbright LED (dimmable), 1 Red Ultrabright LED (dimmable)

Burn Time: Up to 40 hours

Batteries: 3 x AA alkaline (included)

Water Resistant: IPX6

Weight:                345g with batteries

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