Rated 5 out of 5 by Terry248 Solar mini-crank flashlight
I owned an old model without the 'solar' capability & used it for a couple of years without problems ... Until I lost it! The replacement is a little bulkier, but the solar is nice and helps me get the battery fully charged. I never had the patience to crank the older model enough! Hopefully the slightly larger size will help me to not lose it as easily!
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by HikerScott Bring back the old crank ...
First solar crank failed, and the second flashlight failed ... they both would not hold a charge. You had to crank the flashlight all the time for any light. LLB PLEASE bring back the "Crank Flashlight" without the solar, they were GREAT!!!
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Virgilio L.L.Bean Solar Mini Crank Flashlight
Its a most reliable flashlight for that reason, I both two,has 2 options solar and crank,for me they are doing a excellent job, already using it at nite to see the echedule of Bus it is the beguining but a great peace of mind for me, I am very happy in total is dependable and trusted when needi it
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sargentc Solar, Crank flashlight
Rugged, stands up to abuse. Easy to use and no batteries needed!
Bought some for grand children for Christmas and now one for Dad's birthday. Great, bright little light.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amethyst4292 Love this item....but....
My S/O and I each have the mini crank flashlight. We got ours prior to the new shape & solar of this new one. We actually prefer the shape of the older one because it fit right in the palm of your hand & fit in your pocket. This one is a little bigger than the old version, but we are sure the person we bought it for will like it.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dollarpincher cool light
I'd bought a bigger solar flashlight with crank from LL Bean a year or so ago and like it, but its switch is somewhat hard to push on so my wife didn't like it, but this time I got the smaller solar flashlight with crank and both she and I love it: it's light, easy to turn on, and casts a bright light. May have to buy another for my self so we don't ni this one away from each other!
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hotpanera Fulfilled all expectations
The LED is very bright, it is attractive and weighs very little, the cranking is easy and avoiding batteries is wonderful. Couldn't be happier with this flashlight!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by modula2 A great small flashlight
I purchased this "crank-up/solar" flashlight after I returned the large version because the switch was sticky on it. This small version is what I expected and I would recommend it to anyone. I have a couple laying around the house for use in power failures.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamperCat Excellent, inexpensive light for camping/emergency
This lightweight flashlight is a great addition to your camping or emergency kit--or keep it in the glove box of your car. The nice thing is that you don't have to worry about batteries, you can always crank it. I have not yet tested the efficiency of the solar charge, but the crank works perfectly. The LED light is bright.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UVMer Good To Have In An Emergency
This small size flashlight fits in a pocketbook; backpack or glove compartment easily. It's great to know you have a flashlight in case of an emergency...and NOT have to worry about if the batteries are drained.
Everyone in my family has one of LL Bean's crank flashlights~ because you just never know when you will need one!
February 26, 2014