I own several Lanterns & likely 75 LED flashlights. I am what you would call a flashaholic. I was walking through Dillards during the after Christmas sale and stumbled upon this light sitting on the bottom shelf for 75% off! So I stole the thing for about $8. That was for the small 4 AA Glow version. I finally sat down to mess with it. Got to tell you, it is impressive. And I would even say easily worth $25. The construction is solid. It has a nice rubbery feel. It has O rings to seal both the top & battery compartment. So it looks some what water tight. I would say if you left it out in a rain it would be ok. The Glow part of the light is kinda weak. I don't see it being very useful because it doesn't seem to stay charged for long. But thats ok with me. Understand, it does glow just not super powerful.
One neat thing is that it can be hung by the handle or a neat clip on the bottom. That way if you take the top off, you can still hang it. The switch is solid and the modes are a nice touch. Not that I would ever count on the SOS feature to save my life if it were in peril.
Overall, cool light. Perfect for a camping table, evening in the back yard with the kids, or keep it in the car for emergency. If you had to change tires on the side of the road, this thing would be a dream come true!
I would use the Eneloop XX rechargeable batteries if it were me. They would make this thing rock and work for a extra long time.