You’ll find a range of style and prices to choose from here, but be aware, that a torch is an investment. You won’t be replacing it anytime soon. As always, we’ve tried to strike a balance between high quality kit and great value for money, so you’re assured an outstanding handheld torch, whichever one of our picks you choose.
Maglite Solitaire LED Handheld Torch
‘Keyring-sized torch with massive power.’
First introduced in 1988, the Solitaire is now just twice the length of the AAA battery is runs on. With a 57m effective beam distance and 40 lumen brightness, this keyring-sized torch packs some serious power.
It’s waterproof up to 1m, and if you’re after a mini torch that doubles as an adventure guide, the Maglite is a great option.
This particular Maglite Solitaire LED Handheld Torch is being celebrated by the company as one of its flagship pieces. It comes in an attractive carry case, and clips easily onto your keys, belt or rucksack.
Supplied with one AAA battery.
Made from high quality aluminium.
We love Maglite, not just because of the build quality, but because of how simple they are. The Solitaire’s on/off function, as well as beam adjustment, are all controlled by simply twisting the head.
The Maglite Solitaire LED Handheld Torch is waterproof up to 1m, which means you can wade through rivers and streams and get caught in the rain without worrying about your torch, and with 2 hours of run time and 40 lumens are your fingertips, there’s not much more you can ask of the Maglite Solitaire.
Everyday use, casual camping trips, as an addition to a bigger torch.