Goal Zero Torch 250

Light up the night.

Stash the Goal Zero Torch 250 in your home emergency kit, keep it in your car, or bring it along on all your camping trips. This versatile lantern serves as a floodlight and flashlight as well as a portable power source.

LED lights with Floodlight and Flashlight settings illuminate your campsite or help you find the candles when the power goes out, and a built-in USB port allows you to charge your phone or other small electronics. There are also multiple ways to recharge the Torch 250. Plug it into the wall through the USB input, power it up with a 12V battery, or use your Goal Zero solar panel. It even has a hand crank for when you're in a pinch. One minute of cranking equals about two minutes of light, allowing you to get light almost instantly when you really need it. Whether you're on a weekend camping trip or caught in a natural disaster, stay prepared with the Torch 250.

  • Floodlight and flashlight LED options
  • Built-in USB port
  • Multiple recharging options
  • Attached hand crank
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It's great, trust me. So great.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this to my dad as a gift for Father's Day and it was readily apparent he had no idea what to do with it. But, as someone who's used one before, I can attest to how slick this bad boy really is. Ideal camping tool for everything from charging your phone to illuminating your dark tent when you're searching for that extra flannel you brought for unexpectedly low temps. And my dad will surely realize its importance during the next power outage on long island when he's cursing himself for not putting fresh batteries in his 20-year old flashlight.

Great Product

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Bought Torch 250 to have around for emergencies. I have not used it a bunch yet but have been super impressed with the little I have. Light is very useful and bright, and charging capabilities while outdoors is great for cameras and such.

Let there be light

    This is a must to take with camping, it's nice that you can leave it outside your tent charging and at night you got light it is very continent to have

    Great!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought two of these for family. They love them.

    Love it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The definition of useful, it's not only for camping you can have it in the rear window of your car and let it charged by itself and it'll be ready for that moment when you are searching for something or an emergency; the light is pretty strong and the battery last forever

    Great for yurt trips

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had my torch for about a year or so and have taken it on several backpacking and hut trips. I mainly use it for charging my phone while away from power and can usually get at least 2 full charges, as well as a few other miscellaneous charges (garmin/camera/portable bluetooth speaker). Its a bit bulky for camping trips, but it usually finds its way into my pack. I love it for yurt trips. The dome light is a great working light for cooking and stoking the fire late at night. I have not tried to charge the device using the solar panel, or the crank...not sure how long this would take, but its nice to know that I have the option in a pinch. It is also capable of taking a beating. I have not babied it and typically shove it into packs and bins that get thrown around and the torch doesn't seem to be scratched or damaged at all. I was worried about the fragility of the charging panel, but I do not anymore. The only con is that you cannot lockout the flashlight and dome light on/off buttons. So when I stuff it in my pack, there is the possibility of turning it on and wasting the battery...which has happened several times. Other than that I highly recommend.

    Unanswered Question

    What is the battery capacity in mAh? Are there any figures for mAh produced via cranking?

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is one of those devices that once you buy it, you keep finding more reasons previously unknown you'd use it for.

    This Item is now a must have in my camping gear. With the ability to grab it knowing it'll be able to charge my phone, give me light via the lantern or flashlight function, I love this thing.

    I've found myself using it around the house for a variety of things all the while never worrying once about batteries, so that's super rad. all in all, design, function, and worth I give it 5 of 5 stars as I have yet to find a fault in it.

    note* as far as emergency prep goes, you need to be using or charge it every 3 months, so it's not a stash it away for the Apocalypse deal.
    (attached : the sweet hooks that allow you to hand or secure this to anything)

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