Features: It'll let you hang out with friends without blinding them with your headlamp beam 100 in. (254cm) long strand of LED lights encased in lightweight nylon tubing 3 lighting modes include off, full light and flicker Pyramid-shaped storage case doubles as a lantern-use the clip on the case when hanging it as a lantern 4 plastic clips on light strand allow you to customize your lighting experience 3 AAA batteries provide power (batteries sold separately) Light strand can also be powered by any USB source (not included) CE-certified Weight: 2 Ounces Dimensions: 5.5 Inches
I will Only purchase from Big Agnes! I have the green and the red lights and both are lovely. The red is nice for a nightlight, and love the option of battery back or charge pack. Most important is these will never tangle, unlike cheap copper wire lights that tangle and break. Can't wait to keep buying Big Agnes for life #sweepstakes
Bring back the dimmer switch, lose the blinking lights
I bought the blue/green lights for a softer illumination and the ambiance. As the attached photos show, there is sufficient light to see and find everything in your tent at night. It would be difficult to read a book in this light, but for looking through your gear at night without blinding yourself by cutting on a bright light, it is ideal. It also makes it easier to find your way back to the tent when nature calls during the night. I knocked off two stars as the lights no longer have a 50% power dimmer switch, which I find useful. Instead, Big Agnes replaced a useful feature with a blinking light option which has no practical or useful function. That was almost a deal killer for me, and it did stop me from buying a second set. If Big Agnes is insistent on keeping the blinking light option, then it should put the 50% power option back as a fourth option (100%, 50%, blink, off).
I purchased the red mtnGLO light to use in our tent for soft lighting, strung up high. This makes a good "night light" for the kids while us parents are still outside around the campfire. I like that the string/ribbon is soft and flexible. This light seems very safe and I have no worries about any fire hazard. The little lantern bag is a nice alternative to use. I wish it had a dimmer option instead of the flashing strobe. We would definitely use a dimmer with the kids but have no use for the flashing strobe. I will buy another in the future if you offer it with a dimmer!
So fun! We took this on an 8 day raft trip in early March and just backpacked 5 nights through the wilderness with it. Nice to have a low-key light on the tent for when the kids go to bed. We also strung the party lights in the kitchen one night on the river, loved the little clips for hanging!
These lights are great. Super lightweight and I just leave them rolled up in my tent. They're great for right when I'm getting into bed and dont have to wear a head lamp, plus they add a bit of fun to my backpacking trips.
Only complaint- my friend's Fly Creek MTNGLO tent has the lights integrated and the 2nd setting is a dimming feature, which is perfect. The current version of these doesnt dim, instead, it blinks. Feels like a disco in my tent, I have no idea what the practical use for that would be. Bring back the dim setting and this is a perfect product.
Love this little light sting! It's light, compact and versatile. The glow in the dark zipper is a nice touch as is the bag that doubles as a light globe with the string inside. The clips are nice as well and make for easy installation in a number of scenarios. I would rather see a bright and dim mode than the blink mode. The lock switch is also a nice idea to precent accidental triggering inside a pack. While adding light to any camp scenario, they also add sex appeal...
Used the mtnGLO camp lights backpacking and they worked great. It is nice to be able to string them out in the tent for more versatility. The only thing that would be nice is if there was a brighter setting - the light wasn't quite sufficient for reading.
I have a set for backpacking and car camping. Work great. Gave my daughter a set for their new born and placed them around crib for baby checks at night. She loves them. And baby has her first backpacking piece. Start them young!
These are not my first tent lights, but having made do with inexpensive string lights in the past allows me to say the these are so wonderfully designed and implemented that they will become the go-to option. They are so light weight yet sturdy. The components are so compact yet functional. The dual use storage bag that enables a lantern mode is delightful -- as was the discovery that the zipper is made of glow in the dark material.
But having a blink mode on a product designed for low level illumination is asinine. Can I buy a replacement controller with high/low modes?
Thanks for the warning about disco lights. Will wait.
I like my mtnGLO tents. But I would love to get a true red LED version with dimmer to help my eyes get adjusted for stargazing and to be able to read star charts. I actually lived through the disco era; once was enough thank you.
I love the mountain glo lights in my mountain glo tent, but I recently lost the battery pack and had to purchase a new one. The new model provides for two settings: full lights and flashing lights. There is no longer an option for "dim" lighting. I am so sad! Please bring back the full lights and dim lights - the strobe effect in the new model is disorienting. I LOVED using the dim light setting, I thought it was the best part about the tent!
Super handy camp light! We hang one in the three fork shelter for nights and another in our chosen tent of the weekend. the USB or triple A battery option is nice, also the clips for hanging are great. Like another said I would also much prefer a high and low setting as the strobe light setting really doesn't help relax or serve any purpose lol. That being said still a great product.
Ever since I got a couple light kits last summer I think of new ways to use them every day. Wrap em on around the dog harness, throw em under the Corn Hole table for some night-time fun, hang them around the campsite to lead the way, or light up the camper van with some cool colors. Wrap them around a plastic/glass bottle for a cool lantern too. At only a couple ounces they're great for backpacking too, and give off enough light to shuffle around the tent without getting blasted by bright lights.
They do an excellent job of lighting up a tent. They provide enough light to do tasks while not being blinding. You won't have to wait for your eyes to adjust when you head back outside, though it's not really bright enough to read conveniently.
My wife bought me the Mountain Glo lighting system for my tent and it is PERFECT. The product is extremely light weight, fairly compact and extremely handy. The light easily attaches to my Big House 6 tent and provides a soft white light for night time tent navigation. I used to use a head lamp and can now just simply push the easy to find power button. The light has a high, low and off cycle and easily packs into a small pouch. The light is pricey compared to a cheap led/ battery powered "Christmas light" strip, but has a very useful design and is 100% worth the additional cost. I would recommend the Mountain Glo system to anyone who values convenience, utility, or simplicity while camping. I have strung the light up on the inside of my pop up canopy as well. The easy to use clips included with the light allow it to be hung almost anywhere, and has earned a spot on my "camping must haves" list. Yet another AMAZING product from Big Agnes!
Full disclosure: I got this for free from a Big Agnes rep for participating in a product knowledge session. I love this product so much! We have the older version with the neoprene case and use it on our MSR Hubba Hubba tent. It just happens to fit the loft hooks inside the tent perfectly ! We leave the string in the tent permanently and just detach the battery pack. I even forgot the battery pack in the car all winter and it worked no problems in the spring. Not only is this great for lighting up the inside of the tent when getting ready for bed, but we love it for night photography! It lights up the tent just the perfect amount for our photos. I would love to get one of these new blue/green sets for more photography and for use around the campsite. Love these things!
as an employee of big agnes i've been lucky enough to use mtnGLO lights for several years. first in the tent and then the separate light kit. this kit with the colored light option is super sweet. we wrap them on branches, bumpers, shade tent poles, across areas of camp that are especially dark as to avoid tripping, and inside a hut for ambiance. but the super cool bonus to these lights is they can go anywhere! i have a red set wrapped around my bike seat and turn it on when i'm riding in the evening. we have a blue set wrapped around the handles of our stroller for visibility. i'll wrap a set on my ski poles when i'm skinning in the dark for added light and to be seen. the uses are endless and they're just really handy for a lot of things beyond the campsite.