New Wrist Flashlight from SureFire

SureFire 2211

SureFire expanded their line of wrist worn flashlights by introducing the model 2211X WristLight. These new lights are based on the original 2211 model, but uses a polymer body instead of an aluminum one. This helps reduce the suggested retail price from $495 to $169.

The 2211X uses a wide beam and is rated at 300 lumens. The lumen rating is an increase from the original 200 lumens. SureFire lists the runtime as 90 minutes on high using a single CR123A battery. SureFire does not state these measurements are done according to the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standards, but do list the runtime as “until output drops below 10% of maximum output at this setting.”

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  • Giolli Joker

    I don’t see much value in the video… 99.9% of the time the guy using the light isn’t holding anything in is equipped hand, he could do everything that he does with a normal flashlight, with the added benefit of more control on beam direction and one handed ability to switch it on/off or change settings.
    I could understand a headlight, but a wrist one… meh.
    I feel that there could have been an operator/mall ninja appeal on this product, but now Surefire is trying to change their usual target and they want to show a more consumer oriented approach, cheaper price (still high) included.
    Imho, they should try harder.

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      Way too high of a price.

      I’ll stick with Four Sevens or Zebralight for my needs.

  • Nicholas Chen

    I have the 2211 and the 2211 Luminox. The 2211 is a neat gimmick but there is a downside to the 2211 and this new 2211x. The wrist light was designed to be used as a weapon light. The angle that the LED and TIR lens is positioned, it will project light forward when wielding a pistol in an isosceles stance. However, if you are a right handed shooter, the wrist light is supposed to be worn on the support hand wrist. If you wear a watch, you cant while wearing the 2211. You can put the light on the same wrist as your shooting hand. However the angle that your wrist/arm makes does not work with the 2211. Your fist will obscure some of the light beam.

    The benefit to the 2211 design is having a hands free light with a weapon. Some people and LEO do not carry with a weapon mounted light. Shooting with the wrist light in low light, is nice because your support hand is free to wield the pistol as you normally would. If you use a standard Surefire light, your support is compromised by the flashlight manipulation with a firearm. You can get the Thrym Switchback for Surefire lights and that helps a bit with the support hand manipulation of a firearm.

    The major downside to this light, is that it requires the other hand to activate the light.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    $500 for a little wrist light.
    No wonder they are tanking.

    • Budogunner

      Just $169 for the polymer model. Not like I’m buying that one either, but any sign that the company might be realising that their pricing is insane might help them stay afloat.

      As far as I’m concerned, I don’t understand how they can manufacture both flashlights and silencers while charging as much for their flashlights as some competitor’s charge for silencers….

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Its a mystery to me.
        I mean do these flashlights see into the future or in x-ray vision or something? They shine light, correct?

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Because they work. All the time. And if it breaks, SF replaces it.

          When you start hanging around a cheap Chinese pos, really heat one up, get it soaked, etc. You’ll understand why Surefire is the go-to for anyone serious. buynonce, cry once.

          Fwiw… This lenses are top notch and far above the competition. At a recent night class I was struggling to use my Inforce mounted on my car one at 100y+. Struggling. Like it wasn’t possible. Pulled outy SF E2D and wrapped it up with my support hand under my carbine and was able to make hits out to 300y.

          Lumens is like 1/4 of the whole story.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            OK a lifetime unlimited warranty definitely takes some of the sting out of the price but I don’t see what Beyoncé has to do with it.

        • Steven Alexander

          You know how many Chinese made high output lumen flashlights I can buy
          for $200.00? Pleeze.. Answer: 10 wrist type and 40 hand held.

    • Bal256

      Reading comprehension fail.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Try reading the website.
        Model 2211 wrist light : $495

  • Bill

    There are plenty of other good companies out there, but none match Surefire for innovation and quality. They just don’t fail. Of course the military drawdown is going to impact their business model, but they are far from tanking.

    I’m a lot more likely to risk $169 for a light to experiment with than $500. I didn’t perceive it to be a weapon light, but more of a variation on the headlight/utility light.

  • Southpaw89

    Now make it a laser so I can pretend I’m Buzz Lightyear.

  • Steven Alexander

    You know how many Chinese made high output lumen flashlights I can buy
    for $200.00? Pleeeze.. Answer: 10 wrist type and 40 hand held. Amazon, I luv it!