Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Power Practical’s Luminoodle LED light rope, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
Luminoodle LED light rope, by Power Practical
It’s waterproof, flexible and bright (180 lumens) and can be strung up or wrapped around just about anything. As far as camping goes, we highly recommend this piece for the purposes of illuminating the interior of a tent or boosting the overall aura of a campsite—just like those Christmas lights you strung around your dorm room. It comes with universal ties, magnets and a utility loop giving you the freedom to get creative when it comes to illuminating your particular situation. We suggest you get a few, wrap ’em around some nearby trees and—Voila!—you’ve got yourself a setting comparable to the set of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The Luminoodle is usable as a string light and also as a lantern—just stuff the “noodle” into its translucent stuff-sack and hang ‘er up. One extra convenient aspect of this versatile gadget is that it can fit in awkward, hard to reach places unlike that clunky flashlight of yours. It comes in a five-foot and 10-foot length ($29.99 and 360 lumens), uses a rechargeable lithium battery and is compatible with any USB power source. All in all, this is the funky light source you need to make that next #VanLife Instagram post turn more heads that usual.