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One of the best all-round 2xAA torches
on 2 November 2011
Wow the Fenix LD20 R5 packs a lot of features for the money! 6 digitally regulated output modes, ranging from 5 to an impressive 180 lumens, are accessible via the tail switch and by turning the bezel. It comes with an excellent sheath, as well as a body clip, a lanyard, and that's the only small downside I could detect so far - with all acessories attached, it's quite a snug fit into that sheath.
All in all it's a really thought-through design, lightweight and waterproof up to 2m, and every feature has a practical application.
I can't believe I've waited so long to upgrade from my 2xAA Mini Maglite - it's no contest, not even in the LED version. The Fenix surpasses it by miles in my opinion.
Update Feb 2012:
Sometimes the tail switch let me down... :-(
It happened 3 or 4 times now, always when the bezel was set to the low setting, and always when I hadn't used the light for a week or so. The switch needed activating a number of times before the light came on. However, once it was on, the switch continued working perfectly.