• Lance Whisselle

Review : O-Light i3E EOS

Cost:

£9.95 (Amazon - 24/01/2022)


Why I bought this:

If I’m honest, this was a completely random purchase during the Black Friday sale.


I’d already purchased the Perun 2 head torch and then noticed this little thing and decided to take a punt on it.


First impressions:

Well packaged one thing I’ve noticed with all O-light products, and more than that what was inside completely surprised me.


This little tiny cutie pie mini-winy-woo-woo of a torch packs a bloody good punch!!! No bigger than my little finger went to market, this tiny fire fly of a torch chucks out a throw of light sitting comfortably at 90 lumens!!


Functionality:

This little beast packs a 90 lumens punch and it feels incredibly strong and rugged for its size. With an IPX 8 rating this can be submerged in up to 2m of water without damage!


Powered by a single AAA battery with a run time of 45 mins on alkaline and 60 mins on nimh, and with a simple twist on/off function at the bevel is a great little feature that won’t turn on accidentally if it’s in your pocket or pack.



Positives:

Strong reliable compact an essential bit of kit for your admin EDC or camping kit bag.


Tied off onto a lanyard in a pocket or put on your key chain this will be called into use time and time again.


Negatives:

This is a small compact torch, that would require a lanyard or safety cord to secure it as I believe this could well be easily lost if left as a singular item.


It’s not the longest running time power wise at only 45 mins or 60 mins depending on type of battery used.


That’s the negatives done with!



Summary:

A great torch to have on you at all times small enough for it not to be a hinderance and yet packing a punch to get you out of a bind when needed.


Having said that I would happily use this torch to carry out multiple MilSim or leisure camping tasks.


Scoring:

Functionality: 4/5

Value: 5/5

Quality: 4/5

MilSim Value: 4/5


Overall Review Score:


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