The best dog walking torches are torches that are used for not only safely navigating dark or dimly lit areas of your dog walking route, but used for security as well.
In this article I’ll look at some the best dog walking torches you can buy in the UK, which is especially important as we experience around 5 months worth of darkness starting around 4 or 5pm, with it still being dark up to 8am on some mornings.
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Best Dog Walking Torches For Safety
Here’s a handy, quick look top 3 table of the best dog walking torches you can buy for walking your dog in dimly lit areas, or before the sun has risen or after it has set. I’ll discuss each of the torches below in greater detail.
As a dog walker myself, I decided on three key factors that the dog walking torches MUST have in order to be included on this top 3 list.
The criteria is:
- Must be rechargeable torches via plug or USB (No batteries required).
- Must be under 25cm long (for easy carriage).
- Must be under 500g in weight (for easy carriage).
Of course, these criteria will undoubtedly be the same for you. After all, we want a torch that can be charged up easily via USB, without the need to constantly buy new batteries, saving money and the hassle in the process.
We want a torch that is not too long or bulky, so we can easily carry them and store them in pockets or bags.
And lastly, we want a torch that isn’t too heavy. I’ve had a heavy torch before, and it was just so cumbersome and so difficult to carry around that I opted to go for a lightweight torch.
1. (WINNER!) Le LED Torch
The Le LED Torch is the winner in my top 3 best dog walking torches table. This is the best torch for dog walking in hours of darkness, based on price, features, and quality.
First off, this is a rechargaebale torch that can be recharged using a USB port on a computer, or plugged into a USB adapter plug. It’s also rated as waterproof at IPX4, meaning it will have no probelm even in heavy rainfall.
In terms of functionality, it has all the functions you should need, including a quick push/pull mechanism that drives the beam angle between spotlight and wide angle, 3 power modes of high, medium and low, an SOS function and a strobe function.
Make no mistake, the Le LED torch is a great choice for dog walkers who want somehing small and light, yet with a blidingly powerful light that will illuminate even the darkest of areas with ease.
AT A GLANCE:
- Reasonably priced and affordable.
- Rechargeable battery USB.
- Lightweight and small.
- 1000 lumens and 250m beam distance.
This is an excellent torch, which is ideal for dog walkers, and comes in at price which gives value for money, and come highly recommended.
You can buy this torch, check the specifications and the latest price at Amazon.co.uk here: Le LED Torch
2. Blukar Head Torch
The Blukar Head Torch comes in at second place.
Now, a word on head torches; they’re a little bit like marmite aren’t they, some people love them, some people hate them.
Some people just don’twant to wear such a contraption on their head, whilst others are quite happy to.
Of course, the biggest advantage of this dog walking torch is the fact it’s handsfree.
You can also pull the light stack up and down by up to 90 degrees, depending on the position you are most comfortable with and the type of terrain you are navigating.
There’s also 5 light modes, where the side lights can be turned off to preserve battery life. It takes 5 hours from dead until 100% charges via the supplied USB cable.
Don’t discount a head torch until you’ve tried one, because they are extremely practical torches, especially if you battle with your dog on walk or you need two hands to hold the lead.
AT A GLANCE:
- Good quality.
- Rechargeable USB.
- Lightweight at 340 grams.
- 8000 lumens spread across three seperate LEDs.
3. LedLenser Dog Walking Torch
Another good torch for your dog walking activities is the Ledlenser P7R.
This comes in at number three mainly because of the price point – it is expensive, but it feels quality, is robust and it has a 7 year warranty that quite frankly, is unheard of for a mere torch.
Coming in at 1000 lumens with a flood distance of up to 210 metres, this is another good option for dog walking on dark morning or nights.
It’s overall length is just 22cm, and weighing in at 210 grams, this is perfect for coat pockets.
AT A GLANCE:
- Rechargeable USB.
- 210 metres flood.
- 210 grams.
- Up to 40 hours battery life.
- 7 year warranty.
You can buy this torch, check the specifications and the latest price at Amazon.co.uk here: LedLenser P7R
Do I Need A Torch For Walking My Dog?
Remember, if you are walking in poorly lit areas, or late at night or early in the morning, then a torch is handy not only for seeing where you are going, but for surveying the area where your dog is going.
Having a torch that has a good spot beam distance (how far the light will illuminate in front of you) can reduce the risk of your dog walking across broken glass for instance, whilst the flood beam allows you to see where you are walking and any dangers that may be lurking on the floor.
Of course, another good advantage of having a torch is being able to illuminate dog poo, making it easier for you to pick up and dispose of!
Dog Walkers – Safety & Security Precautions
Of course, having a torch with you when walking your dog in hours of darkness already puts you in a better position than those who don’t use a torch, but there are other safety precautions you should absolutely take when walking your dogs in hours of darkness.
In terms of your dog or dogs, ensure you have a light up collar.
This will ensure that your dog can be seen by not only yourself, but other dog walkers, cyclists and joggers.
You can see my top 3 picks for light up dog collars in this article here.
In terms of yourself, and your own safety and security, a torch allows you to see places that you wouldn’t see without a torch. It allows you to see movement in front of you, and it also allows you to quickly sweep an area to ensure there are no potential dangers in the area.
Here’s a reminder of the top 3 best dog walking torches you can buy in the UK right now.
I don’t know about you, but apart from adding extra safety and security into your dog walks, I find torches really fun.
There’s something quite satisfying about lighting up a quiet country trail just when daylight has nearly faded away, or illuminating a dark street at night.
But fun aside, a good torch used when you are walking your dog is an invaluable tool for keeping you and your dog safe. A torch can help you avoid slips, trips and falls, highlight danger that you wouldn’t otherwise see without a torch, and also make you more visible to other people like other dog walkers, cyclists and even vehicles.
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Here’s the complete list of products and links mentioned on this page.
- – LedLenser P7R Torch (Amazon.co.uk)
- – Blukar Head Torch (Amazon.co.uk)
- – Le LED Torch (Amazon.co.uk)
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Stay Safe. Stay Secure.
P.S. Don’t Forget The Poo Bags