//Friday Gear Report: 8/05/2011

Friday Gear Report: 8/05/2011

Chemical Light-sticks have long since been the tool of rescue workers, military, and hikers. It may be time to upgrade from those old-fashioned chemical light sticks though.

Initially designed by the creators to replace Light-sticks in night and cave diving, Glo-Toob offers a brighter and longer lasting alternative. Driven by LEDs and built like a little tank, Glo-toobs offer some rather impressive advantages.

  • Waterproof to 11,000 feet
  • Aluminum cap/switch
  • 2.75″ x 0.75″ and under 4 ounces
  • 360 degree light emission
  • Up to 11 light pattern modes (depending on model)  including SOS
  • 30 hours of continuous use and up to 80 hours in slow strobe mode on a single battery
  • More Environmentally Friendly then Chemical Light-Sticks

From manufacture:

This is the ultimate, compact, waterproof, reusable multi-mode lithium light sources.

Operating for approximately 24 hours in a permanently on condition with a recharge battery and approximately 40 hour with a non-recharge battery, the Glo-Toob is perfectly suited for any dark environment whither it be camping trips or military use. With its inexpensive, replaceable battery and high impact resistant design, the long-lasting LED lights source wis viable from 360 degrees.

The compact lightweight Glo-Toob is easy to attach to your equipment by means of its stainless steel split ring or detachable lanyard. The Glo-toob with its 11 modes and waterproof capabilities can be used in almost any application.


Glo-toob comes in five colors: Red, Blue, Green, Amber, and Clear. You can also choose between alkaline and lithium models. They even have an infrared model for those that like to play with night vision.

Priced from $29.95 – $50 depending on the model, the Glo-Toob line of lights could be that answer to a signal beacon your BOB has been asking for.

This weeks Friday Gear Report was suggested by Rugrash – thanks for the tip bro.

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  1. Jason August 6, 2011 at 10:41 am - Reply

    How do these compare with the Krill light sticks?

    • Aaron Frankel August 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Friday Gear Report is just an announcement about new products. We have not yet had a chance to review either products. The Krill lights look pretty darn interesting too and I was planning on doing a future Friday Gear Report about them.

      • Jason August 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm - Reply

        Found a deal last month on eBay and picked up a Krill 180 Extreme (more light, less battery life) for $16 new. Had not seen Glo-Toob before I bought the Krill. Just wonder if I should buy one.


  2. wtrich August 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I have two Glo-Toob and they are great. You have more options with the Glo-Toob and various modes. The light stick are a one time burn and throw away device. One mode on the Glo-Toob is SOS — … —, long short long in 3 burst pattern. wtrich

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