Mention Joby and chances are you will have the famous Gorillatorch Original and the Gorillapod line of innovative camera tripods coming to your mind. Well, we are pleased to say that you aren’t too far off the mark either with their latest release, as the new Gorillatorch Switchback is touted to be the ultimate companion for the outdoor enthusiast, where this unique combination of a lantern-headlamp will rely on the very same LED light array in a single form factor so that you will not have to carry two separate lights on your adventures, freeing up at least one hand (or a mouth if you love to bite on your torches). Using the latest in high-performance materials and LED light technology, the Gorillatorch Switchback will merge exceptional light quality with innovative product design. We will look at it in greater detail in the extended post, so hit the jump.
The Joby Gorillatorch Switchback will feature 5 powerful LEDs, where they include a 130-lumen CREE XLamp XP-G LED spotlight, sporting half a dozen brightness settings and an adjustable dimmer switch. Boasting a 92% ultra-efficient holographic lens that delivers brilliant and even light which is easy on the eyes even when viewed directly (this means you won’t get blinded), it is definitely a vast improvement over traditional lanterns that are available in the market at the moment. The whole idea behind the Gorillatorch Switchback? To create a lighting product that encourages strong social interaction in the same way that a campfire does, albeit without running the risk of burning down your tent, of course.
When functioning as a lantern, the Gorillatorch Switchback can illuminate an 8-person family tent or small cabin, which is more than ideal for any social gathering, ranging from meals at the campsite to an evening game of cards on the patio. You can always hook the Gorillatorch Switchback to the inside of a tent, sit it on a table or attach it to a branch thanks to the included flexible lantern stand. With its integrated design, you are able to make a quick transition to headlamp mode, where its ergonomic, woven headband can be comfortably worn for hours on end. The Switchback will retail for $59.95 a pop if you’re interested.