snow peak is a japanese manufacturer founded in 1958 by yukio yamai. the company is specialized in camping and hiking goods and its collection contains clothing and gear. 

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yukio yamai created his own line of superior climbing gear out of the discontent for the current gear on the market
all images © snow peak



replacing the old-fashioned flashlights, snow peak designs some very modern and convenient ways to illuminate your path in the woods, and make your tent more cozy. among other attractive solutions, snow peak created the mini hozuki lantern — a compact, bright and versatile LED camping light presented in different colors. 


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the mini hozuki lantern is a compact, bright and versatile LED camping light



hozuki in chinese means physalis — a plant that inspired the original chinese paper lantern. celebrating the traditions of china, but following the current technologies in the meantime, the mini hozuki offers various light modes.  

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the mini hozuki lantern can serve as a reading light



the mini hozuki lantern has a magnetic loop which lets you hang the lantern, and a silicone shade to soften the light. it can not only be used outside, but inside as well, serving as a reading light or accompanying your romantic dinner with the candle-like tone. 



video by snow peak





material: polycarbonate plastic, abs resin, acrylic resin, silicone rubber, aluminum
weight: 1.9 oz. | 54 g (without batteries)
dimensions: 2.2″ d x 2″ h | 56 x 51 mm
lighting hours: high: 40 hrs, low: 70 hrs. strobe: 180 hours
brightness: 60 lumens

the mini hozuki offers various light modes



another snow peak invention is the lapel torch. due to its strong magnetic silicone clasp, this tiny stylish hands-free LED light clips to your shirt, backpack or elsewhere. 

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due to its strong clasp, lapel torch clips to your coat



powered by three AAA batteries, the box has an orange power button and a hook to be hung on your pocket. the lapel torch is very useful for a hike with a lot of equipment you have to carry in your hands, or for fishing while your hands are busy baiting or holding the rod.

the lapel torch





material: polycarbonate plastic, abs resin, acrylic resin, silicone rubber, aluminum
weight: 1.8 oz without batteries (51g)
dimensions: w 2.3″ h 3″ d 1″ light head 0.9″ | 58 x 76 x 25 mm light head 23 mm
lighting hours: high: 55 hrs., low: 140 hrs.
brightness: high: 70 lumens, low: 7 lumens (ansi)


video by snow peak


besides other features available for the lapel torch, you can adjust direction of the light using the magnet

  • Physalis in Chinese is 酸浆 [suan jiang]. Hozuki is Japanese.

    jordan says:

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