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XTAR MC3 Charger Review

Another charger from XTAR!  They make great chargers, so I’m happy to have another one in my stable.  This is a 3-bay, 3A max charger, which supports only Li-ion cells, but has the capability to hold 3×26650, or 3×21700.  Very capable charger!

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Posted in Cree XP-L HI EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket

Fenix E18R Flashlight Review

I’m pleased to have another Fenix light review.  This is a brand that seems underrepresented in (at least “my”) reviews, and I hope to get to reviewing more of them.  This is another small light, using a 16340 cell, with built in magnetic charging.  Read on!

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Posted in Chargers Cree XM-L2 EDC Flashlights Luminus SST-40 On-Board Pocket

Olight S1R II Baton and Olight S2R Baton II Flashlight Review

Olight has a couple of new, similar lights out. Updates of some older models, they are. These are the S1RII Baton, and the S2R Baton II. Yes, those are the official names. No, the 18650 version isn’t “S2RII Baton” – it’s actually “S2R Baton II,” while the 16340 version is the “S1RII Baton.”

Throughout this review, I’ve tried to always discuss the S1RII Baton first, followed by the S2R Baton II. The photos are generally laid out that way. The lights are similar enough that if I don’t specify, you may assume that the feature being discussed is shared by the two lights.

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Posted in Cree XP-L HI EDC Flashlights Keychain Pocket

Fenix E16 Flashlight Review

Going small is the big thing in 16340 lights lately, and Fenix has entered the game.  The Fenix E16 is a tiny light – definitely the smallest 16340 light I’ve handled (and I’d guess the very smallest on the market).  I’ve been using this one for a while, so read on for my thoughts!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Luminus SST-40

Olight M1T Raider Flashlight Review

Here’s another new Olight!  This is a very simple little cr123 light, billed as “tactical.”  I’ve been using it for a while; read on for more thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers Cree XP-G3 EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket

Wuben TO10R Flashlight Review

Another light from Fasttech!  This time it’s a new brand for me; Wuben.  Wuben says on their website that they’ve been in the flashlight market for over 30 years.  They make quite a few lights I hope to eventually get to test, but for now it’s the TO10R, a 16340 triple with on-board charging!

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Posted in Cree XP-L HD EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket Tactical

Nitecore MT22C Multi-Task Tactical Flashlight Review

Next in my somewhat long list of Nitecore lights is a light very similar to the P26 I just reviewed.  This is a smaller variant, still with the rotary dial and dual switch.

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Posted in Cree XP-L HD EDC Flashlights Pocket

Utorch S1 Mini 5000K and 6500K Flashlight Review

Utorch has been a brand I liked since a while back, when I reviewed the UT02.  I really liked that one, and it’s been a go-to recommendation for a while.  When I saw these two small lights on GearBest, I was very interested to test them.  So here’s the Utorch S1 Mini, a 16340 aspheric!

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Posted in Cree XP-L HI EDC Flashlights

Klarus Mi1C Flashlight Review

Here’s a tiny Klarus light, rivaling the Olight S1 Mini in size – easily one of (if not the  smallest 16340 light available.  This one’s different, however, as it has an aspheric lens.  While it’s true that these might not have all the uses of a TIR or reflector lights, don’t discount it too quickly; these are greatly useful little lights.  Read on for more!

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Posted in Cree XP-G3 EDC Flashlights Gadgets On-Board Pocket

Olight S1 Mini Flashlight Review

I’ve been a huge fan of the Olight S Mini (the brass S Mini is one of my most used lights!), and this S1 Mini is in some ways, it’s successor.  Yes, it’s from the S1 lineage, but it’s smaller than the S Mini; which is more important?  And now it’s available in High CRI?  I was very interested.  Keep reading to see how I like it now!  

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