Camping can be an ordeal with a complicated checklist of all necessary equipment that campers need to carry, not to mention that some of them are heavy and bulky. First of all, campers would need to make sure they have all the essentials. The key to enjoying the camping experience is to keep it as simple as possible. If they insist on going off camping as a backpacker rather than on a SUV, they would even wish to carry fewer and lighter gears.
One of the essential gears is flashlights. There is a wide variety of flashlights to choose from, yet there is always one flashlight suitable for each camper, depending on their specific needs. Let’s take an example of two backpackers traveling outside the city to a beach or a mountain.
The key factors for comparing flashlights are:
Light lumens - camping, brightness and reliability are probably the key features that matters most in a camping situation. The brightness of the light depends on the use of advanced bulb, battery and the circuitry board. For normal camping use, 500 lumens (under Max. mode) should be the minimum brightness required.
Size and weight - It should be light and handy. A perfect size should allow the user to grip it easily and firmly. It should not take up space and add weight to your baggage. A compact size that can fit into your jean’s pocket, or hang onto your belt is recommended.
Run time and battery - While a rechargeable battery adds up to the cost, a disposable CR123A battery usually suffices as it can typically last around 3 hours under normal use. However, couples of more batteries, or a rechargeable battery is needed if intense use is required.
Modes - Lower modes allows saving of battery power, thus prolonging the run time.
Budget - “reliable” flashlights range from $30 to $200. Generally the pricier the light, the bulker the size and the higher the brightness. An EDC flashlight, which suits the needs of backpackers, typically does not cost over $60.
Based on these key factors analyzed, Olight S1 Baton kit is a good option. It is developed by Olight, a quite young brand in the flashlight industry. Olight is not only satisfied with being a leading brand for high-quality tactical lights in law and enforcement market, but also hacks into edc market with its i and S series. It will present at the 2016 SHOT show held in Las Vegas during Jan 19 to 22, and at the IWA exhibition in Germany on March 4 to 7.
Olight S1 Baton flashlight kit (battery included) is available on:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016Q0E1KW Amazon France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B011HNHR7C Amazon Japan: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0186MUZ26
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