We like the “Torch” connotation. Yes, Bear comes from England, the land of Torches, not flashlights. But this is one Intense Torch with a 140 lumens of light right out of the box.
Powered by 2 AA batteries, you can fire up this torch for over 90 minutes at the intense setting. The medium 35 lumen beam will burn for 8.5 hours, while the low 17 lumen beam lasts for 17 hours. A SOS mode is included for big trouble, as is a momentary on switch for flashing out those morse code signals to your fellow scouts. We could clearly illuminate things in trees 200 feet out!
Particularly handy is the bright orange anodized finish with blazing logos for both Gerber and Grylls, easy to find in your black survival BOB (Bug Out Bag) and on the trail. We’re also fond of the textured rubber grip around the mid section. Easy to hang onto and also easy on the teeth, if you need to stuff it in your mouth for two-handed jobs. Another nice design feature is the triangular shape, guaranteed not to roll away.
Packaged with a handy lanyard–hang it on your wrist or in your tent. And this vessel is tight, guaranteed to be waterproof. Overall Length: 5.98”, 22.8cm. Weight: 3.89 oz, 110.3 grams. CREE XPG-R5 LED bulb.
“Bear” Grylls, the British adventurer, writer and television personality, best known for his TV series Man vs Wild on the Discovery Channel. We don’t care if he stayed in motels while portraying survival scenarios, the man has done some serious adventures, including crossing the North Atlantic in a rubber boat, and paramotoring over the top of Everest (he’d already climbed it at the age of 23). And his show provided great survival tips and entertainment. In the last several years he has teamed with Gerber to design and brand a line of Survival Gear, packaged with Grylls’ muddy face. The line includes hatchets, knives, lights, survival blankets and survival kits, and we plan to note and review several of them soon.