GorillaTorch Switchback

From Joby, the same company that created the original GorillaTorch, the Switchback is designed as a two-in-one that eliminates the need for separate lights at the campsite. It's a lantern with hands-free tripod that converts to a headlamp for both convenience and portability, using the same "LED engine" to power both.

As a lantern, it can rest on the adjustable tripod, attach to a tree branch or even hang on a tent pole. As a headlamp, the LED engine connects to a smaller light source with an ergonomic, adjustable headband that can illuminate up to 60 feet in front of the wearer. The tripod also functions as a camera holder.

The entire product is water resistant (IPX-4). It has five LED lights, including an XP-G spotlight, two flood lights and two red lights for nighttime vision. It has a holographic lens that creates strong, consistent light. Brightness is adjustable, from 5 to 130 lumens. Battery lasts up to 72 hours. Fully assembled, the Switchback weighs 8.8 ounces.

Price is $59.95. To purchase or find a list of retailers, see www.joby.com

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