By Cameron McKirdy
Survival Bros breaks the new Coast TX100 LED flashlight featuring three (3) colors: red, white, and blue! We smash it on the concrete, throw it really far, and even run it over with a VW hippie van. Before it was destroyed in our epic torture test, we did get some use out of it. The light is lots of fun to play with in the woods, and on the street, yet tactical with the different lighting options. I prefer to use red light in the dark, primarily so I’m less likely to be seen. Using red at night helps preserve your optimal vision, as white light is hard on the eyes and takes maybe 15 minutes for you to adjust to. Blue is excellent for cutting through fog in order to see, and be seen.
In conclusion, Survival Bros uses the TX100 because it’s durable, light weight, and practical. Plus, with a scalloped bevel on the end, it’s perfect for self defense. You could blind an attacker, then punch them with the sharp rim around the LEDs. The small light sure took a beating. I figured it would have broken sooner when I was hitting it on the pavement. But all of Coast’s lights, knives, and lanterns have tested well in our product reviews. Visit Coast’s website for all the tech specs, and make sure to read their fascinating blog articles too. http://www.coastportland.com More gear stress tests soon. Keep checking back here. Much appreciated.