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Joby Gorillatorch Switchback LED Headlamp/Lantern

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About Joby Gorillatorch Switchback LED Headlamp/Lantern

Closeouts. Two devices in one, Joby's Gorillatorch Switchback headlamp/lantern is two devices in one. The super-bright 130-lumen lantern attaches to virtually any surface with gorillapod legs. The detachable base converts to an adjustable headlamp with five LEDs.


Specs about Joby Gorillatorch Switchback LED Headlamp/Lantern

  • Type: Lantern,Headlamp
  • Illumination type: LED
  • Light output: 20,80,130 lumens
  • Run time (High): 1 hours3.0 min
  • Run time (Low): 725 hours
  • Max distance: 74'
  • Light modes: Flashlight or lantern
  • Batteries: 2 AA
  • Batteries included: Yes
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 4-1/4x3-1/4x2"
  • Weight: 8.8 oz.
  • Material: Composite
  • Made in China


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4.200000 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 20 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Old Man Tick from SW NH on Thursday, March 14, 2013
We got this last summer from another retailer, paid more.
Used it all summer as both lantern and headlamp.
I was confused about headlamp operation, had trouble turning it off until my son pointed that I wasn't patient enough, it has slow off and I was cycling the button too fast through low and ... Read More
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  • Reviewed by SoCali from L.A. California on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Took it camping and it did everything it promised to do.
  • Reviewed by Atomic Frolic from Wyoming on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
    The overhead lights in my 35-year-old pop-up camper don't always work. This lamp brightened up the whole cabin. I like the adjustable feet and beam brightness. It was good for reading in bed, or out at the picnic table. Haven't tried it as a headlamp yet, but it may be a little heavier than one with smaller batteries. But I LIKE the fact that this doesn't take some tiny expensive battery. I always carry several AAs around. With the adapter supplied, you can even use the goofy feet for group shots with your small camera.
  • Reviewed by dollarhiker from Newington on Saturday, July 6, 2013
    Well constructed. Nice buttons and overall features. However this setup is larger than it looks and is too heavy for what I call back-country backpacking. The legs are flexible but are only meant to hold the light. Don't expect to dual use then on even the smallest compact camera.
  • Reviewed by Ms. O from Seattle on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    My son loves this thing. He figured how to take the top off so it works like a flashlight. We hung it on a tree, set it on a table and it worked great to read by in the tent.
  • Reviewed by stevew from Aspen, Colorado on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    I bought this light based on mostly good reviews, especially at a great price. Some said that the headlamp part was difficult to fit back into the lamp section..I had no issues with it whatsoever. I haven't had to change batteries yet, so no input on the battery life yet, but so far very pleased with the light output and overall function. Cree LED's make this little light very bright! I have Cree bulbs on my motorcycle offroad aux lights and they're ridiculously bright

Question & Answer

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  • “We had a similar lantern from another retailerI which had magnetic legs. Is this particular one magnetized ?"”
    Asked by Shopper from Colorado on 6/1/2013 10:02:39 AM
    • The legs are not magnetic on this version.
      Answered on 6/4/2013 9:33:37 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.
  • “could the tripod be used on camera? reviewers mentioned that in the affirmative, but nothing in the official discription.”
    Asked by haili from mississippi on 3/20/2013 6:28:10 PM
    • The tripod can be attached to a camera.
      Answered on 3/21/2013 10:05:43 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post

About Joby

Joby is a San Francisco-based design company offering an exclusive selection of consumer electronics accessories designed to make life easier and a lot more fun. Starting with the Joby GorillaPod series of flexible tripods in 2006, Joby has continued to design new, user-friendly products, including the innovative Joby Gorillatorch, smartphone tripod mounts, tablet computer stands, versatile camera straps and unique lighting accessories. Try out a Joby tripod, stand or light today, and experience the convenience and improved quality a little extra stability can make.