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Trailwalker Check 3.1: bright ideas

X5-Face Big
Having finally trained in the darkness, i've finally put the 5 LED Inova X5 to the test. previously, i've owned it for several years but never used it more than to light up a tent or a room. this time, i had the opportunity to use it over several hours in the dark, through rough terrain. in fact, we came upon a large herd of wild cows and who started to stampede. walking in the tail end, i was completely cut off from the rest of the group who had passed the herd without seeing them and startled the resting cows. these are not regular cows as we know it... they have very large horns and when they ran, the ground shook. i was totally freaked out as i was exhausted from the hike and if they decided to take me out there would be little i could do. i had my X5 and shone the light on them to let them know where i was. i hoped to God that they would not target me. the dust was raised and the ground shook for a good minute while 15 - 20 huge animals stampeded past me. this is about as close to losing my life to wild animals as i remember and it's exciting enough. i realized how fragile a human is, without weapons. well, my only weapon was my light. and it's a very bright light (120 feet). the 5 LEDs cast a strong diffuse light over the trail and worked a lot better than if it was spot light. after several hours of use, the light was warm, but never hot. so far, i've had it for 3 years and taken it all around the world, but i've never had to replace the batteries yet. should last up to 20 hours. it is the first flashlight the company made, and they have since come out with brighter ideas. i'm quite happy with the X5 and having a diffuse light means it's a lot more practical for home / base camp use. the titanium look of the brush metal is strong, scratch resistant and comfortable to hold. it's also durable (up to 2000 lbs) and functional. the knurled switch on the back allows for constant on, momentary on for signaling (up to 2 miles), and of course constant off. check them out, just might save your life. [equipbug]

comes in titanium or black. the light comes in white, red, green, blue and UV:
X5-Handshot
X5-Titan-Wh X5-Black-Wh X5-Titan-Blu
X5-Titan-Grn X5-Titan-Red X5-Titan-Uv
www.inovalight.com

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11:06 PM

This is one great torch!! I received the X1 from equipbug for my birthday a few years ago. The torch is still running well and there is no need to replace the battery just yet. Try out the X5, it sounds great!!    



8:41 AM

i have the X5 and it has never failed me~    



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