Rated5out of5byreddirtmamafromGreat little flashlightWe picked this out for my 10 year old son, and he loves it. It can fit into a pocket, fits easily in his palm, and is super bright on its bright setting. Great.
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated4out of5byaeroncafromvery brightThis light will light up a chimney from top to bottom. it is so bright even the black soot will not absorb the light.The light is slippery, so hang on. I like the push button on/off, also the size. Needs a lanyard. Don't look at the light, It's that bright. yes, I highly recommend the flashlite.Have fun.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated4out of5byOccassional OutdoorsmanfromGreat LightI love how bright it is.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated5out of5bymulti-interest ChrisfromA brilliant companionWhile I have yet to try this in a camping scenario, it has proved to be an excellent blend of compactness and brightness. It fits easily into a purse and is ready to effectively illuminate a walk back to my car after dark.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated4out of5byJilliefromNice compact flashlightIn general I really like this flashlight. It's plenty bright enough for most uses, even on low mode, and high mode is great for illuminating far away things (like when you can't tell if that's a stump or a bear across the clearing). And it's compact/light enough to slip into a pocket.
My major dislike is that the end cap doesn't require much pressure to turn on. I've had it turn on by accident a few times, and it wastes battery if the light is in the bottom of your bag and you don't notice it.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated5out of5byOregon SkiingfromI would by this product againUse it lot for walking and hiking
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated5out of5bygailkalfromBright Light! Bright Light!!Bought as Xmas gift for sailboat. Really, really bright for such a small light. PERFECT! Great for dark areas on the boat and much brighter than the engine light in the boat. Small enough to hold in my mouth to see (you know, because I don't think to use my headlamp, duh) so I can use both hands. Plan to buy 2 more - another for the boat and one for my car. Definitely recommended buy for the price.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated4out of5byThe Gear HoarderfromGreat Little Light!Let me be the first to say, and warn those who haven't noticed, that this MagLite has a bad PhotoShop job (Or in this case, advertisement picture). At the time of this review, the front page for the MagLite states that it has a rating of 104 lumens, when the picture shows a flashlight with a rating of 145 lumens. To top it off, they both have the same battery time rating, as well. Both of these are a typo, since the flashlight I purchased had a lumen rating of 139 and my battery rating times were different than advertised (I have noticed, however, that even in other stores that the MagLites are the same model in, they have slightly varying specs. You have been informed. :))
Aside from that, the MagLite XL50 is great! I use mine on the job, through all kinds of varying weather, and I have yet to experience a problem with it. The beam is super bright, and low mode will suffice for just about anything you'd need a flashlight for.
The grip is a little slick, and I have seen a lot of reviews that complain about this, but I don't forsee any issues with the housing and a "slipping grip" when in use. The rubberized button, on the bottom, is really sturdy and seems like it will last the lifetime of the flashlight.
The only complaint I have about the XL50 is the adjustable beam. When using a tightly focused beam, the area of light isn't much different than when using the flood beam. As a matter of fact, they're the same. It just seems to diffuse the light area to make the XL50 a little dimmer, and effect the throw. MagLites have done this, in the past, but I think that's worth mentioning. Don't get me wrong, the beam throws really far when focused.
Aside from not having a holster, the XL50 is a pretty solid choice when it comes to flashlights. I would certainly purchase another one as a back-up to my first. :)
Date published: 2012-10-16
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