The first thing you'll notice with the flashlight is it doesn't take disposable batteries. Instead, it comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery. When you get the flashlight, take the 18650 at 2200mAh at 3.7v Li-ion battery out and make sure it is fully charged with the help of the included charger. Just twist off the back / where the on/off button is at base of handle to get the battery out. The plug on the charger flips out and the light on the charger indicates when fully charged. Don't lose the charger when you are done charging, as you'll need it for next time, even if the battery does last upwards of 10 hours of use.
Once charged, you can have some fun. The flashlight has five different operating modes, High / Mid / Low brightness, strobe and an SOS signal (3 fast, 3 slow, 3 fast) Just tap the button lightly to go between modes.
Weight-wise, with the battery, the flashlight checks in at just under 6 ounces / 165 g. I'm not saying it is heavy, but it feels heavier than it looks. Good balance.
I hope to not need the feature but the flashlight is water resistant. I think of that as you can accidentally drop it in a bucket of water and you'll be okay but don't go scuba diving with it.
The lanyard is optional to wrap around your wrist, or for hanging.
Only thing I can complain about is the beam is fixed and you cannot adjust the cone based on your needs. If you need a wider flood light though, just fully take off the cover on front and you'll get one.
The product itself is your basic bright, compact flashlight. It does its job well and the flashlight shouldn't disappoint. We can finally toss those old flashlights away that barely worked any more anyways, and when they did were about 1 / 10th the brightness.
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