What’s so special about this lantern? Honestly, I’m not sure. I’m having a hard time putting my finger on what is so appealing about it. That said, I love it. The design is a good mix of retro and modern. The feature set is complete and includes flashlight mode, compact and lantern modes. It is waterproof and lasts up to 10 days on one charge. You can charge your devices from it. And, yet, these are all features that I’ve seen in other lanterns, possibly not all together. That’s the secret. Having a good design, appropriate size and long list of features all together make this a want to have it lantern for car camping or even backyard sessions. An early bird pledge of $52 gets you one.