The true gearhead has lost count of how many flashlights he owns. That doesn’t stop the avid outdoor adventurer from staying on the lookout for the latest in flashlight technology. Increased lumens, greater distance, and durability are at the top of the list. The SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight, is Pelican’s new “flagship” of its LED flashlight line
The SabreLite 2010 is a true workhouse. Powered by 3 C alkaline cells, it has a 56 lumen light output, runs up to 43 hours, and has a lamp life of 10,000 hours.
Common with Pelican flashlights, it’s durable and submersible. The greatest advancement is the Recoil LED technology. Instead of dispersing the light in a cone shape, it produces a collimated beam that is extremely bright. A collimated beam has two parallel rays. The beam has a greater focus on objects farther away.
The Sabrelite 2010 indeed provided a more focused light compared to more conventional flashlights. Outdoorsmen (And women) searching for a flashlight to light up a broad and relatively close area should pass on the Pelican Sabrelite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight. But if your gear arsenal doesn’t include a flashlight for distance and focus on pesky raccoons, the SabreLite is a choice for your collection.
The SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight weighs 13.4 oz with batteries and is light enough for backpacking trips. Hardcore ultra light backpackers will probably trade out some of the 2010 Sabrelite’s features
for a more lightweight alternative. The flashlight uses a twist on/off lens shroud which prevents the light from being accidentally discharged, but at the same time makes one handed operation fairly difficult.
The Pelican SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight is a durable flashlight for utility uses, car camping or backpacking. No matter how many flashlights you own, this one is hard to look past. (MSRP $70.50)
Josh Turner is the co-founder, producer and host of CampingGearTV.com. The web show features gear reviews, interviews with outdoor industry leaders, and special series. The show is also known for actionable advice on fending off bears using unorthodox and impractical methods.
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