What is it?

A rugged flashlight with both panel and torch functionality.

Good Points?

We've all had those torch-between-the-teeth moments when attempting to do fiddly jobs in poorly lit campsites, road sides and the garden sheds.

A magnetic back panel allows you to attach the light to any metal surface but also works should you need to hang it from a hook – or the nearest tree branch. The two-in-one design enables use as a panel light to illuminate a chosen area or as a torch for directional light.

It features Coleman's nifty battery lock system which allows the power circuit to be disengaged when not in use. This helps preserve battery life and reduces corrosion.

The 200 lumens LED can illuminate an area of up to 14 metres for 20 hours when in panel mode and up to 65m for 100 hours as a torch.

It is lightweight (135g) yet very durable with a tough exterior shield that can withstand a 12-metre drop. The device is IPX4 rated which means it is resistant to water.

Bad points?

The rectangle panel light design works when hanging or attached to a stationery surface but lacks comfort when holding the torch by hand.

Best for ...

Those who are wont to pottering in spaces without an electrical supply such as sheds or garages. It's also handy to leave in your car as it can be deployed well during roadside issues.

Avoid if ...

You are content to take a stab in the dark when the power goes out.

Score: 8/10.

Coleman Two-Way Panel Light + LED, £24.99 (coleman.eu/uk)