I can’t say when we’ve had so much fun on a test review. JOBY’s Gorilla series of tripods and now this adaptation to a handy light just look like fun monkeys. The Gear Guys are always looking for better illumination. The Gorilla Torch is one of the handiest we’ve found. The fully articulated legs will wrap around virtually anything. This hands-free LED flashlight fires off a brilliant 100 lumen beam. Now that’s bright! And according to the specs that will run 23 hours on a set of three AA batteries. Swing the dimmer to low and you’ll get 80 hours of runtime.
And that’s the thing: a dimmer to adjust to just the light you need. Take it most of the way down, say to about 12 lumens and you’ve got a heck of a reading light, and the legs will wrap around any old branch and the head tilts and turns to just where you want it. We took it took out to the dark parking and lot and found the magnetic legs would hold it to anything. Street lights. The fender of the car. We gripped the legs around the handlebars of the staff commuter bike and made an monkey headlight. Even better we gripped the vents of a bicycle helmet and made it into an alien spider monkey light. Endless fun!. Barrels of laughs! And a handy lighting tool.
Kind of scrunches to a an 8 1/2 x 3 x 2 inch package weighing 6 1/2 ounces.