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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14028343 08/05/19
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OLIGHT R20 Javelot. 100-800 lumens.


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14028362 08/05/19
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I prefer the OLIGHT brand from BatteryJunction.com

They have worked better and are brighter than any other brand I’ve owned.
I especially like these two models:

https://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-s1r-ii-baton-flashlight.html

https://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-r20-javelot.html


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: chlinstructor] #14028380 08/05/19
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Yep.

These guys are really good, too:

https://www.olightstore.com/


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: Brad] #14057511 08/17/19
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Originally Posted by Brad
Originally Posted by Lonny
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Nitcore NU20 or NU25... you won’t need to recharge it for the average trip.


Brad, Thanks for the tip on the headlamp was just thinking the other day it was time for an upgrade.


You'll like the Nitecore. I use theNU20 as I never found I use the red light feature on any headlamp I owned (the NU25 has a red light feature). The NU20 weighs 1.9oz, which is 1.5oz's less than my BD rechargeable headlamp. Same lumens (360) at high setting. Another nice thing about the Nitcore is it has a built-in safety so it can't be accidentally turned on inside a pack. All-in-all, I've not found a better rechargeable headlamp.


I like the red light option in buggy areas.

I just bought a BD Spot headlamp and It's lighter than most with great battery life and excellent lighting features. My only issue with it is the switch being almost flush with the body of the light. Works great in my hand but I can miss it when it's on my melon. Can't imagine using it with gloves.

I'd like to find a lightweight headlamp with good white and red light, light weight, and a dead solid reliable and prominent switch.


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14057545 08/17/19
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Zebralight headlamp serves as my only light source. On an average 5-7 day backpack hunt, I'll bring an extra battery but I never have to change it. This includes hiking in dark, hiking out in dark, and all camp light including reading in the bag....


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: Brad] #14059510 08/18/19
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Originally Posted by johnw

I'd like to find a lightweight headlamp with good white and red light, light weight, and a dead solid reliable and prominent switch.


If you read my post, you'll see what you're after...

Originally Posted by Brad
(the NU25 has a red light feature)


The BD Spot is frankly not in the same league as either two Nitcore's.


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14061235 08/19/19
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I'll check it out, Brad. Thanks

Great thing about these are that they are all pretty affordable.

I do still carry a flashlight in my shirt pocket or clipped in my collar. The streamlight stylus pro is so small and so useful that it is indispensable for me. Casual slacks and a polo shirt and it tucks right under the bottom button almost invisibly.


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14230365 10/25/19
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Camofire has a 250 lumen headlamp that has your high, medium and low white light but the green light is very bright and has a 40 hour battery run time. Lights up the trail well and is lite weight, 3 AAA batteries and more. Sold also at Blackorvis

$15.99 each so buy like five.......your buddy will want one when you turn on the green light.

Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14266756 11/09/19
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Originally Posted by alpinecrick

So, has anybody been using rechargable flashlights in their daypacks or backpack trips?

Bought a Anker rechargeable this winter and am kinda' liking it. Thinking about getting a smaller one for my daypack.

Pros, Cons, Thoughts?

Casey, I am still using the little Surefire Titan Ti light. Not rechargeable, but the single CER123 battery lasts for ever. The included lanyard is long enough to hang it over your neck, the light then provides plenty of illumination for walking around, or in your tent.


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Re: Flashlights..... [Re: alpinecrick] #14272355 11/11/19
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Haven't tried a rechargeable but I havea streamlight twintask 1l I bought a few years ago. Tough little flashlight.

Bravo

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