I have been looking for a good ‘beater’ flashlight for a while now, and I believe I have found it in the Varta Indestructible 1W. SPECS: High: 155 Lumens - 2 hours Low: 20 Lumens - 40 hours Water Resistant IPX4 Impact Resistant 9 Metres Cree Xlamp XPE-2 LED 3 Year Guarantee Made in PRC For only $25, this flashlight boasts a Cree LED, thick anodized aluminum housing, and a 3 year guarantee. Out of the box I was surprised by how solid it felt. The attention to detail is very good. It is a rather large flashlight and is quite heavy, but it is very tough. I won’t give it a full torture test, but I will provide the link to one. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ayovac-2AA-Indestructible-*FREEZE-TEST-ADDED* This is what you’ll be getting out of the box. The torch is rather large, but well built. The Cree LED is nicely on center with good optics. It has a very thick aluminum body. BEAM RANGE TEST As for the beam, I found it very precise. The LED is on center, and I found the range to be about 100 metres, although Varta-Consumer claims the range is ‘up to 183 metres.’ DROP TEST Varta claims this torch can survive a 9 metre drop, and I believe it. However, as I couldn’t find anything that high to drop it off, I settled for a 2 metre drop test onto Concrete. It didn’t flicker, waver, or turn off. As for bodily damage, there was none. No scratches or dents. WATER TEST Although it is only IPX4 rated water resistant, I put it standing on the tail cap in 18 cm of water for 5 minutes. After that time, I took it out and dried it off. No water droplets entered the flashlight, so I think it passed the test. RUN TIME TEST Varta claims the Indestructible can run for 40 hours on low (20 lumens). I haven’t tested it for that length of time, but I have left it on for hours at a time. Since it came with Alkaline AAA batteries, I replaced them with Varta 1000 mAh rechargeable batteries. This means that it essentially becomes a rechargeable flashlight. THE VERDICT For a cheap flashlight, I am yet to see a better one. It seems to be very good quality. The only con I could find was that the anodized aluminum tends to scratch easily. Overall, it is a very good buy, and it should last you a long time. 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.