Lets be fair about this - a 'waterproof torch' is just as necessary to the common person as a starting handle for a modern car. The likelihood of needing one would be on the bottom half the scale, though the Varta LED Torch is designed primarily for kids in mind. And it's pretty darned good!
If we take into account the ruggability of this product - a good thick layer of rubber over a strong, ergonomic body, the idea of it being waterproof is already overshadowed by the fact this is kiddy friendly. The buttons are certainly easy to push for the less-stubby (and older) finger, while theirs a little velcro strap and cord on the end to keep it in the hands of its rightful owner.
Being the more inquisitive adult-male, I proceeded to throw it around my living only to find it still works perfectly, which is just as well because the battery compartment isn't the easiest to get into (partly the idea - kids and water don't mix). Four different coloured lights are available and can be shone separately, together or in a sequence similar to common Christmas lights.
As usual, its come up trumps in the most unlikely of areas - my tropical fish tank. I've used it to have wonder through the realms of my underwater fortress at night, much to the delight of my fish (the bigger ones anyway!) and if I liked, the unit would be fine to simply leave in the tank to shine through.
So, it may not be the brightest of all torches on the market, but its certainly one of the more handy than you would think. The fact it is designed with the child in mind works for everyone as, most of the time, we act like big kids anyway!