First thing you notice is that this is a small handheld light that fits in the palm of your hand.
That said it gives you more light than you would think.
According to website specs it has –
Runtime of 53 minutes on high, 2 hours on strobe, 11 hours on low
Output of 130 lumens on high and strobe, 15 lumens on low
The first time I broke out the 5.11 TMT A1 Flashlight while training out in the field in Montana I noticed that it has a long reach for such a small light.
Being small it ended up in my everyday carry in my ruck or on my off road bike for long distance riding. I have used it as a back up light on the front of my bike when I my other light was going bad.
The main body is made of aluminum (not cheap plastic) and has a small clip to keep it in your pocket or belt loop if you decide to carry it that way.
It is a sturdy well made light despite being used and abused for 2 plus years there are no cracks or parts that have become disconnected.
The 5.11 TMT A1 Flashlight uses one AA battery which goes a long way when you are using it the way I do to read maps or look for something in the cab of my truck.
I have used a lithium battery in the past to boost the performance of the light.
The end cap has a nice texture on it in case you need to change batteries when your hands are cold and wet and muddy. Also on the end cap there is a small hole eyelet where you can run a small lanyard through to secure your light.
I have used this light in the field for over two years and not once has it not performed. I can say that it is weather resistant after being caught in several rain storms in the past months.
We like that it is as compact light at a good price (under $50) and gives adequate light.
What we don’t like.
If it were rechargeable that would be a plus – but then you would pay double the amount.
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