Monday, April 28, 2014

Night Fishing with No Batteries - Lightweight and Waterproof LuminAID.

If you enjoy getting out for a spot of shore based night fishing, you no doubt also burn through the batteries in your torch, electric lamp or headlamp. Kathmandu has a great solar powered lamp which can help.

Although it doesn't come cheap at $39.99, weighing in at just 85 g,  Kathmandu's  LuminAID makes a great travel companion for the night fisherman.

This solar-powered, inflatable light packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Throw it in your tacklebox  for your next night fishing expedition and with up to 12 hours of LED light  on approximately 7 hours of direct sunlight chargin, it's streets ahead of many of the alternatives.

While we initially thought the "inflatable" part of the LuminAID looked quite flimsy, it withstood the rough handling we gave it and the product definitely gives out enough light to pack and unpack your fishing gear, although you will need to switch it to the brighter of the two modes (which means a shorter running time)  if you want to do fine work such as tying notes. 

Kathmandu also believes in giving back, so for every 10 LuminAID lights sold, Kathmandu will donate one light to the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF). The AHF will distribute these lights to communities where people do not have access to a reliable source of electricity, providing them with a clean, safe and reusable light source.

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