Olympia RG850 Flashlight

28 11 2014

olympia logoWhen I am hunting, I want my equipment to do many jobs and to be as compact as possible while doing so. My flashlights are no different. Not only do I want a beam of light, ease of use, easy recharging, but I also want some survival abilities.

olympia rg850The Olympia RG850 Ultra Performance LED Flashlight manages to do five different jobs and only requires a cord to recharge. This multi-task flashlight allows you to walk into and out of your stand using only a low light, 20 lumens, search for a blood trail using the high, 850 lumens, or middle, 360 lumens, setting for greater viewing ability. At low light, the battery life is an impressive sixty-five hours! There is also a strobe light feature and SOS setting in case of an emergency. The flashlight has the ability to remember your last used setting that was used for more than three seconds once you turn it off. This is great when you need the low light setting and don’t want to fumble through the five settings to find it, or if you were trying to signal a SOS, you would not waste precious battery life while cycling through the other settings.

All of this is included with the RG850; Olympia RG850 CREE XML-U2 LED Flashlight, Micro USB cable with wall adaptor, rechargeable battery, Nylon holster with dedicated belt loop and a D-ring, Lanyard, Belt clip, and Extra tail switch cap     2 Extra O-rings     1 User Guide

All of this is included with the RG850; Olympia RG850 CREE XML-U2 LED Flashlight, Micro USB cable with wall adaptor, rechargeable battery, Nylon holster with dedicated belt loop and a D-ring, Lanyard, extra o-rings, Belt clip, and Extra tail switch cap and the User Guide

The charging unit is built into the flashlight, so all you need to pack in addition to the light is a simple micro USB cord. Charging of the RG850 is unique, in that you loosen the head of the flashlight to open the micro USB port, then use the supplied cable. The flashlight will achieve full charge in about eight hours. It was nice not to have to pack a separate, bulky charger amongst everything else needed on my hunts!

If that wasn’t enough, the RG850 is also waterproof to 2 meters, impact resistant, and has a non-slip grip making it just as easy to use with gloves on as without. Made with aircraft grade aluminum with a Type III anodized anti-abrasive finish, this CREE LED flashlight is built to withstand everything you and Mother Nature can throw at it and still give you years of dependable use. At only 4.2 ounces and 5.7” long, the RG850 is a welcome addition to any pack, and the beam distance is over 400 yards!

I used this flashlight during an intense bear hunt in Northern Saskatchewan. I relied heavily on the low

We found this bear with help from the Olympia RG850 Flashlight! Photo: Diane Hassinger

We found this bear with help from the Olympia RG850 Flashlight!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

and medium light settings to get me safely into the tree stand and back to my designated pick up spot. I was hunting during the black bear rut, so I needed to be able to see around me and aware if I was being followed by an amorous bear boar. I was able to utilize the high beam while trying to help track a bear that had been shot just before dark. It was pouring down rain, and the pressure was on to find the bear before all traces of the trail were washed away. With the aid of the RG850, the trail was found; shortly after, we located the huge black bear.

All flashlights are tested to ANSI FL1 standards and have a two-year warranty. The Olympia RG850 has an MSRP of $89.99, and is available at http://www.olympiaproducts.com/products/flashlights/5-rg850.html.  See more of the the RG850 and all the other products Olympia has at http://www.olympiaproducts.com/products.html.

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Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

This post originally published on Ladies in Camo at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2014/09/08/olympia-rg850-flashlight-diane-hassinger/

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