This is the single best flashlight that I have ever found. I'm a recently retired Army Ranger and have been using this model for several years, outperforming very Very expensive professional models. At this point I have 7 of them and every one is still going strong. They have been run over, submerged, dropped down beside hot hum-vee engines in the desert (thought I lost that one but it rattled out and found it in the parking area, but not before it'd clearly been ran over a few times), been in both afgan desert (122f) and northern German winter (-20f) environments. My oldest is now about 5 years old and still going strong. I have a habit of holding them in my mouth when working on things with my hands in the dark, checking weapons, etc. I used to have a professional model light that was supposedly waterproof but doing that caused it to condensate on the inside from my breath getting past the rear switch, I have NEVER had that problem with any of these lights (and they are the perfect size for holding in your mouth or dropping in a pocket).
Important caveat: Buyers should be aware that Coleman makes about 5 versions using this same housing so they all LOOK the same if you are not careful. The good versions will say either 144 or 150 lumens. But they also make a 140 lumen version, a 110 lumen version, and a 90 lumen version. I once even noticed a 90 lumen model improperly packaged in a 144 lumen packaging once in Walmart, I only caught it because I have used them enough to recognize the small differences in the light itself. I noticed in another review that someone said his wouldn't shine across his back yard, I suspect he had the wrong version. Now that I am retired I live on a 400 acre horse ranch and from my home down to the creek at the lower end of the horse field is about 200 yards and the 144 or 150 lumen versions EASILY throw a nice bright beam that whole distance. I have a full sized 2D cell LED MagLight and these little lights amazingly put out almost as much light as the 2D cell MagLight and put every other smaller light to complete shame. For such a bright light they also last a decent amount of time on a set of batteries though using good alkaline batteries (Duracell or Energizer) also makes a difference. The best model says MAX beside the Coleman name and has a dark metallic grey case, the next one down at 144 lumens has a slight blueish tone to the color and simply says Coleman with no other name, the lower 110 lumen version has the same dark metallic grey case as the best version but says LED beside the Coleman name, and the lowest 90 lumen version has a lighter grey, almost dark silver colored case. Also always be sure the package says 150 or 144 lumens and mentions a 400 feet beam, not 300 feet.
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