So I’ve got yet another flashlight review for you today from a company called Hoowvii and this is actually a kit which included battery, and charger along with a bonus mini flashlight and padded carrying case. The flashlight is similar to others I’ve owned and reviewed in that it uses the 18650 battery and has numerous lighting modes. This is a decent little kit really that would be great to take camping or hiking or just to have around the house or toss in your car for emergencies. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Once you open the box you’ll find padding on top and bottom and inside is the flashlight, Ultrafire 18650 4800mAh rechargeable battery, battery sleeve, charger and bonus mini flashlight/laser pointer. The mini flashlight has two buttons one for a blue light and a white light and the second button is for a red laser pointer.
The flashlight is branded Ultrafire on one side and says XML-T6 on the other. The housing is aluminum and seems very well made so it seems durable and rugged and should be fine for most outdoor activities. The flashlight is about 5.25 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter as the thinnest point and up to 1.5 inches in diameter around the lens. The flashlight is adjustable, you can change it from spot to flood and everything in between by sliding the front section up and down. When fully extended the flashlight is 6.25 inches long, which is still fairly small and portable. The flashlight also comes with a wrist strap attached for you.
The front of the flashlight is where the LED is of course and you can remove the front section but there’s no rubber o-ring there to prevent water getting in. The specs don’t actually mention anything about the light being water resistant or waterproof though so the lack of o-ring isn’t that surprising, but I still would have liked to have seen one as it does mention it can be used outdoors.
On the tail or back end of the flashlight is a bright orange button for power and switching modes, it’s rubber so it’s easy to feel and use. To put the battery in your unscrew the tail cap and inside, around the threads, you’ll find an orange rubber o-ring to keep the elements out. The flashlight can also use three standard AAA batteries for power and the flashlight ships with the adapter for the AAA batteries inside of it. The flashlight has fives modes for low, medium, high, strobe and SOS.
The Hoowvii flashlight is actually Ultrafire branded which is a good thing as I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Ultrafire branded products.
The flashlight itself is very well made of aluminum so it’s fairly rugged, I just wish it had a rubber o-ring at the front around the lens to keep the weather out.
The included carrying case is a nice addition but it’s far from perfect, it’s padded yes but it doesn’t tightly seal thanks to the excess plastic that was not trimmed from the inside during manufacturing.
For the price this kit is fine I think, it’s worth it surely as you do get the flashlight, battery and charger along with a bonus little keychain light.
+Quality flashlight, rugged and durable
+Can use rechargeable or standard batteries
+Includes carrying case
+Includes battery and charger
-Case not very well made at all
-No rubber o-ring around lens
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Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.
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