Potted electronics make the difference
I bought this without really knowing very much about it because I wanted a high quality, US made flashlight and my first choice, Surefire, could not be shipped to Hong Kong. Well sometimes the gods smile on you. This torch is amazing. You can't really judge from the pictures just how good this feels in the hand and the bombproof quality that this torch exhibits. It feels like like a little tank. It's small enough for everyday carry and stunningly bright. Ignore comparisons that suggest it is poor value because a cheaper torch has better technical specifications and costs less. For a single cell torch this is incredibly bright and it has a nicely toned even beam with more than enough reach for any real world application. More importantly it will work every single time, for a very long time. The once thing that the product description fails to mention is that this torch has potted electronics. What does that mean? It means the internal electronics are permanently sealed in solid epoxy. Nothing can break and they are entirely impervious to water, dust and shock. There is a reason these torches survive a 300ft drop from a helicopter onto concrete. If you can afford it, this is the one to get. I just bought another one for my wife.