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XT808 Tactical Flashlight Review

The XT808 Tactical Flashlight is a powerful, multi-functional flashlight capable of putting out 800 lumens, more than enough to provide ample light in any outdoor setting. We recently purchased the XT808 flashlight from Primitive Survivors so we could test out just how powerful this flashlight really is.

Read on to learn more about this new tactical flashlight and discover whether or not it’s worth buying or not:

XT808 Flashlight – Initial Thoughts

Our initial thought about the XT808 flashlight was actually out of pure shock. Primitive Survivors wasn’t kidding when they said their flashlight was bright. It’s enough to temporarily blind someone in the right setting, which is probably why Primitive Survivors advertises the flashlight as a useful non-lethal source of personal protection.

We also thought the case was a nice touch, seeing as how you can bang up and lose a flashlight pretty easily. The case protects the flashlight and enables you to carry the light around without the risk of losing it, so it was an added bonus in our opinion.

XT808 Tactical Flashlight Features & Specs

Our initial thoughts are great, but what you probably care about are the features & specs. We found the features & specs directly on the website, and here are the most important details about the XT808:

  • 5.1 inches long (extends to 6.18 inches)
  • Made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy
  • High, Medium, Low, SOS, and Strobe light modes
  • Waterproof and scratch resistant lens
  • Adjustable focusing beam with up to 2000x focus
  • Cree XM-L LED emitter
  • 100,000 lamp life with rechargeable batteries

XT808 Flashlight Pricing

Primitive Survivors, the same maker of the TL900 LED Headlamp (read our review of the TL900 Headlamp here), is advertising the XT808 Flashlight at 75% off retail price. We’re not sure how long this will last, but in the event you make it in time to purchase using the discount pricing, then the pricing is as follows:

  • 1 Flashlight: $56
  • 2 Flashlights: $97 (Save $15)
  • 3 Flashlights: $134 (Save $34)
  • 4 Flashlights: $169 (Save $55)
  • 5 Flashlights: $196 (Save $84)

Is the XT808 Flashlight Worth Buying?

From our experience with the XT808 Flashlight, we really like the brightness, various settings, and the reasonable price. We’ve purchased products from Primitive Survivors before as well and liked what we’ve seen, so buying this flashlight is a no-brainer.

We could see this flashlight being useful for hunters, outdoorsmen (and women), and for simply personal protection. We personally plan on using our flashlight as our everyday flashlight and keeping one for when we take an extended nature walk in the summer.

Regardless, we really like the XT808 flashlight and believe it’s one of the better – if not the best tactical flashlights on the market.

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TL900 LED Headlamp Review

Whether you’re camping, hunting, exploring some caverns, or just otherwise in need of bright light, then the TL900 LED Headlamp is the perfect piece of gear to accommodate all of your lighting needs.

This hands-free device delivers a powerful light that can zoom 1x-2000x, depending on your individual needs. From the moment you try the TL900 Headlamp, you’ll realize it’s not your average headlamp.

Continue reading to learn more about the TL900 LED Headlamp and the company that manufacturers our #1 rated tactical headlamp.

About the TL900 LED Headlamp

The TL900 LED Headlamp is manufactured by a company known as Primitive Survivors. Primitive Survivors sells a variety of outdoor and survival gear (as the name would imply) and the TL900 is one of their featured products. In addition, they also sell the XT808 LED Flashlight, backpacks, tents, and plenty of other essential gear.

Get to know a little more about Primitive Survivors by connecting with them on Twitter and FaceBook.

Overall Quality & Durability – 5/5

From the moment you inspect and put on the headlamp, you’ll realize you’re working with a higher quality headlamp. We found the headlamp to be quite comfortable, and the nylon strap is thick and sturdy enough to weather the elements for years to come.

The battery pack in the pack was easy to open and use, and we had no trouble getting the headlamp to work. The strap is adjustable as well so you can fit it to adjust to the size of your head and the tightness you prefer.

Light Quality – 4.5/5

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The TL900 Headlamp is a tactical headlamp, which inherently means the brightness is going to be much brighter than the average headlamp. However, we weren’t quite expecting it to deliver THAT much brightness.

Seriously, we were blown away by the T6 cree LED bulb that powers the head lens on the TL900. You can see feet in front of you as well as a decent area on your sides as well.

Compared to most other headlamps we tried, we felt the light quality was far superior, and that’s actually one of the key points we took away.

Price – 5/5

One thing we’ve been noticing about the price of these tactical headlamps is that they can cost $150, $200, or even more. This isn’t reasonable given the amount of times individuals will actually use these headlamps. Even if you’re the most avid adventurer, there’s no reason you should spend anymore than $80-100 on a tactical headlamp.

It appears that the TL900 Headlamp original retailed for around $200 BUT we found a deal online that enables customers to secure a headlamp for only $60.00. If you purchase more than one, say for a spouse, child, or a friend, or if you just want a spare, you can shave down the price per headlamp considerably. That’s good enough for us to say the TL900 tactical headlamp is basically a steal.

Overall Rating – 4.7/5

While there is always something someone can find wrong with an individual piece of gear, we’re very happy our overall experience with the TL900 LED Headlamp. The design is excellent, it appears to be durable, and the light quality is incredible.

Best of all, the value you get from purchasing the TL900 is incredible. We hate wasting money on inferior products, but priced at $60 (for a limited time), the TL900 headlamp is rated as our #1 tactical headlamp thanks to its’ overall value.

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1Tac HL1200 Tactical Headlamp Review

The 1Tac Military Headlamp is a tactical style headlamp designed to provide the ultimate hands-free lighting for any situation. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a prepper, a hunter, or just want a durable & powerful light in case of an emergency, the HL1200 tactical headlamp is the perfect solution to any and all of your lighting needs.

1TAC HL1200 Features & Specs

We got our hands on an HL1200 from 1TAC and were pleasantly surprised to find it was comfortable, easily adjustable, and was actually intensely bright. We tested out many of the features of the HL1200, which include:

  • 3-way adjustable headband for support & comfort
  • Ultra bright CREE XL-L2 bulb
  • 3 different modes based on your needs (strobe, high, medium)
  • Adjustable bulb that can bend to a 90 degree angle
  • Zoom capability (up to 2000 meters)

According to the official website, the headlamp weighs 6.35oz (little less than half a pound), has a rechargeable battery, is made of aircraft grade aluminum, and has a lamp life of 100,000 hours. This is far longer than our previous favorite headlamp – the TL900 from Primitive Survivors.

HL1200 Functionality

We put the HL1200 to the test and were pleasantly surprised how well it performed. On a hunting trip, the HL1200 was far superior to any of the other headlamps we tested. The zoom capability was great for seeing what was up ahead on the trail and we only needed the medium setting, which was more than enough lighting.

The ability to angle the light also came in handy, especially when hiking up a steep mountain. This headlamp could certainly be useful for those that like extreme climbing or hiking.

As for the comfort of the HL1200, it was actually better than the average headlamp. It was snug on my head, but not too tight to the point where it became uncomfortable. While hiking, I sort of forgot I was even wearing to be quite honest. If you’re hesitant to try it because of comfort, don’t be because you won’t find a more comfortable headlamp.

Who Should Use the 1TAC HL1200 Headlamp?

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Overall, our experience with the HL1200 tactical headlamp was incredibly positive and we can see a variety of uses for this headlamp. If you fit any of these demographics, then this headlamp is perfect for you:

  • Hunters
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Hikers/Climbers
  • Survivalists/Preppers
  • Runners

Even if you don’t fit these demographics, it still may be a good idea to buy the 1TAC HL1200. Disaster can strike anywhere and when the lights go out, it’s important to have a trusted source of light. With the HL1200, you can feel comfort knowing you have just that.

How to Buy the 1TAC HL1200 Headlamp

The HL1200 is available for purchase directly from the official website of 1TAC. As of right now, prices are discounted 75% off for a limited time only. If you purchase now, you can choose the following packages:

  • 1 HL1200 Headlamp ($69.95 each) – $69.95
  • 2 HL1200 Headlamps ($62.95 each) – $125.90
  • 3 HL1200 Headlamps ($59.99 each) – $179.97
  • 10 HL1200 Headlamps ($45.95 each) – $459.50
  • 15 HL1200 Headlamps ($45.95 each) – $689.25
  • 20 HL1200 Headlamps ($45.95 each) – $919.00

Final Thoughts

Overall, the HL1200 from 1TAC is a durable, multi-functional tactical headlamp that can be useful for every household. Emergency light is always important, and having a brand you can trust is even more important.

With the HL1200 you can rest easy knowing you’ve got a high-quality source of light whenever you need it.