matthew.d.1571478wrote a review of Goal Zero Torch 250 on April 12, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had my torch for about a year or so and have taken it on several backpacking and hut trips. I mainly use it for charging my phone while away from power and can usually get at least 2 full charges, as well as a few other miscellaneous charges (garmin/camera/portable bluetooth speaker). Its a bit bulky for camping trips, but it usually finds its way into my pack. I love it for yurt trips. The dome light is a great working light for cooking and stoking the fire late at night. I have not tried to charge the device using the solar panel, or the crank...not sure how long this would take, but its nice to know that I have the option in a pinch. It is also capable of taking a beating. I have not babied it and typically shove it into packs and bins that get thrown around and the torch doesn't seem to be scratched or damaged at all. I was worried about the fragility of the charging panel, but I do not anymore. The only con is that you cannot lockout the flashlight and dome light on/off buttons. So when I stuff it in my pack, there is the possibility of turning it on and wasting the battery...which has happened several times. Other than that I highly recommend.