Ultimate Survival Kit Outdoor Lighting by Vont

Vont began a few years ago as a company with a superior bicycle light that could also be used as a flashlight. Over the years they have evolved to include multiple means of lighting up the outdoors; for camping, hiking, caving, watersports… just about anything you need to see in the dark. Included among these is their Ultimate Survival Kit, a trio of products with his and hers duplication that includes battery powered camping lanterns, flashlights, and headlamps.

The products are very lightweight, water and drop resistant, and compact. And, every order from Vont comes with a lifetime warranty. You get a full refund or fast replacement (no questions asked) should you find the quality below expectations. They provide easy online instructional videos instead of hard-to-read paper instructions in the packaging.

Vont has grown to include more than 50 electronics products these days, expanding to indoor lighting, audio equipment, and electronic scales. But they started with a top notch bicycle light. They know what they’re doing from practice.

Disclosure: I was contacted by a representative of Vont with an offer to receive their Ultimate Survival Kit. The products in the kit were provided at no cost to me. My only responsibility was an agreement to complete this review. I was not pressured in any way to make a positive endorsement.

 

Vont Camping Lanterns

 

The camping lanterns are made of durable, lightweight materials, and pack a powerful 30 led’s that cast light 360 degrees. The battery use is quite efficient, averaging 90 hours of lighting with typical AA batteries.

A unique, collapsible design reduces and increases the light as you collapse or expand the lantern. When collapsed it’s as small as your phone, and easily fits in your backpack or camping kit. Great for having at home too for those unexpected power outages.

The lantern is able to survive a 10-foot drop and being temporarily submerged under water, so don’t worry if you accidently drop it in the creek… that is unless it floats away.

Paula and I had a delightful evening at our New Mexico home sitting on the deck looking out at the nearby mountains. We turned on the two lanterns to light up the table between us as we snacked and chatted. Our makeshift porch picnic was very well lit, but I didn’t feel a glare from the led’s. I like the adjustability of the brightness, simply by opening the lantern wider or closing it down some. You turn it back off by closing completely.

 

Vont Flashlights

 

The Vont flashlights are ultra light and portable. Easy to carry around. Compact enough for a pants or jacket pocket, lightweight enough as a lighting essential in your hiking pack. The same five tactical light settings that the U.S. Special Forces use are included: ( (low | medium | high | sos | strobe).

They also come with a fully adjustable beam width. I found this to be particularly useful. Simply slide the flashlight cylinder in and out for a wider, or more narrowly focused beam. The wide light is great for hiking trails, lighting up not only what’s ahead of you, but what is beside you off-trail as well. Extending the cylinder creates a brighter, more focused long light. Paula and I used it to look for something in the darkness that had mysteriously appeared earlier in the day, but seemed to have just as mysteriously disappeared. The long beam easily enabled us to see a hundred feet away.

Vont has tested their flashlights under freezing conditions, run over by a truck, and underwater submersion. This product is durable and survivable. The led’s have proven to offer more than 20,000 hours of light.

 

Vont Headlamps

 

Over the years I’ve tested probably four other headlamps. Most of them work as advertised, including this one, but I found the Vont headlamp to be superior to the others in it’s ease of use. When you are wearing a headlamp, you can’t see it. You can’t see the controls to adjust it. So some that I have used are a pain because I have to take it off, adjust, then put it back on. With the Vont headlamp, the controls are very simple and strategically placed. Just reach up to your forehead and touch. Very easy adjustments make this one stand out.

The headlamp will light up an entire tent, a road or your hiking trail. Batteries are included in the packaging for your convenience.

Another nice feature is the ergonomic 45° tilt: it is designed to throw light at a 45° angle. Other headlamps use an awkward 30° angle, causing occasional neck strain.

Like the other products in the Ultimate Survival Kit, the headlamps are waterproof, drop-resistant and portable: don’t worry about being out in the rain or dropping your headlamp. And, they come with the Vont lifetime warranty.

Due to time constraints I was unable to test the headlamp out in the field, but I did try it in the house and found that everything worked as it should. It fits comfortably, is easily adjustable to any size head, and the controls are a breeze to operate. I am completely satisfied.

 

How to Get the Ultimate Survival Kit by Vont

 

The Ultimate Survival Kit integrated Outdoor Lighting package by Vont is available on Amazon, retailing for US$47.95, a great price for (2) camping lanterns, (2) headlamps, and (2) tactical flashlights. Buy them as a kit for your hiking partner and yourself, or separately from Amazon or the Vont website.

I feel confident about each of the individual products. You will be pleased with your purchase.

 

This post was created by Jeff Clark. Please feel free to use the sharing icons below, or add your thoughts to the comments. Pack it in, pack it out. Preserve the past. Respect other hikers. Let nature prevail. Leave no trace.

 

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