It’s a sentence I hear on each and every hunting trip taken for work: “Do you have a flashlight?” Then comes the debate regarding which flashlights are better, which ones last the longest, which shine the brightest beams, and which provide the best quality colored light depending on the need it fulfills. The quest for a good flashlight is not unlike the quest for a good knife or a good holster: it’s influenced by personal preferences and use, but a truly great flashlight is just that.
New from Browning is an addition to their Hell’s Canyon line and yes, it is a flashlight. This isn’t just any basic white light, though, it’s the Hell’s Canyon Speed Alpha Max Rechargeable flashlight. Its casing is manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum and it’s constructed using what the company describes as “advanced digital circuitry.” It comes with a white Luxeon LED bulb featuring two modes – high and low – with a maximum brightness of 315 lumens and a low of 155 lumens. The beam has a listed effective range of 85 to 150 yards. Other settings include a strobe for emergency situations and a single green LED for stealth. Perhaps best of all it’s designed to be waterproof and can be submerged up to 3 feet for 30 minutes.
The new flashlight comes in two camo finishes, A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG. Both finishes are applied using Dura-Coat Armor Coating for longevity and resistance to external wear. The flashlight comes with one AA battery and one 14500 rechargeable battery which includes the necessary USB charger. Overall length is 4 5/16″.
MSRP $119.99. Take a look online at http://www.browning.com/products/flashlights/flashlights/hells-canyon-speed-alpha-max-rechargeable.html