General outdoors activity blog focusing on trail running and backpacking
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Product Review: Swiss Tech Mini Stretch LED Flashlight
So, I picked up this little flashlight/lantern the other day for $6.00 @REI. For about the size and weight of Chapstick, it puts out a surprisingly bright light. The Mini Stretch can be used as a regular flashlight or it can be "stretched" out to become a lantern (See below). The light plus lanyard weigh in at just over half an ounce, so pairing this with a headlamp will round out a pretty sweet ultralight illumination system. Haven't used it in the field yet, but I believe it will function as expected. The only negative i could find was that it takes four (4) little hearingaid batteries, so replacements are a little harder to find. Cool little piece of gear though.