Rayovac’s SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme Lantern is a compact light source designed for campers. Along with flashlights and other types of light sources, it is part of Rayovac’s rugged Sportsman product line. With a small design and durable construction, the SE3DLN should fit into any campers’ gear list.
The SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme Lantern has 3 watts and 300 lumens’ worth of operating time. With a powerful light-emitting diode (LED) as the centerpiece, the lantern will never need a bulb replacement like a flashlight would. The LED’s housing and case are made from rubber and is certified with quality ABS construction. The handle is also made from rubber to keep hands from slipping off. The lantern is water-resistant to prevent rainy days from ruining a camping trip. The metallic parts are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum. The superior quality ensures the lantern will last through rough times. High, low, and strobe settings allow campers to use the lantern for any situation. A convenient tent hook allows the lantern to be hung up for hands-free light. Power is supplied by 3 D batteries. The lantern’s light will last for up to 72 hours on the high setting and 150 hours on low.
Rayovac provides a lifetime warranty for the SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme Lantern. The comprehensive coverage ensures that the lantern will last for as many camping trips as the owner desires.
Some people have reported difficulty with the process of battery replacement. The base of the lantern twists off easily. Screwing the base back on requires alignment of contact points. This may be difficult to do in the dark for some people. Other users may or may not find the intermittent beacon feature helpful. The tiny green LED is designed to allow owners to locate the lantern in the dark. It does not drain the battery when the lantern is not in use. Batteries are not included with the lantern. Overall, the SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme Lantern only has a few minor flaws.
The Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme Lantern retails at an MSRP of $30. It comes with a five star recommendation for all but ultralight backpackers. Homeowners should also consider the lantern as an emergency light. It would be ideal for a blackout or natural disaster when electricity may not be available. Rayovac advises that the batteries be removed if the SE3DLN is going to be stored for long periods of time without use.