LED lighting is bringing exciting new options to the overland community. One of the latest, and in our opinion the greatest, is from a company called Power Practical. Their USB-powered LED rope light, the Luminoodle, is waterproof and produces 180 lumens (5′ version) to 360 lumens (10′ model) of light. It’s very affordable, durable, and incredibly versatile. Power Practical also includes noodle ties, embedded sliding magnets, a utility loop (for easy hanging), and a rip-stop nylon carry bag designed to diffuse light and double as a lantern.
Our favorite thing about Loominoodle; you can use these portable string lights for pretty much anything. We think it will work equally as well while backpacking and overlanding. Plus since it’s LED you don’t need to worry about heat, so there’s no concerns around kids and pets. Also, the LED rope’s USB plug is reversible and universal so you can use it with any USB battery pack.