Well after about a week of waiting my Icon Rogue 1 flashlight has landed.
Blister packs are far from my preferred packaging, but you get what you get and blister packs are store friendly.
It's a well machined light, all the things you read about the rails being weak are inaccurate (at least in my experience) the rails are quite robust, and unless you run over or abuse them they shouldn't bend at all.
Beam quality is excellent and on high matches closely to level 3 on my U2.
The UI is a little weird Press once for the first level (could be high or low depending on where left last) then release and press again for the other level. Press hard and click to stay lit up. This can be annoying but it's not a terribly big deal.
I was wrong somehow I was tricking myself or the light (and I don't think it was the latter) It has no memory beyond the quick on off sequence. You let it sit for a few seconds and it WILL start on high.
The tailcap is LOUD. It has a metallic ping to it when depressed. It has great action but it isn't for stealth. The rubber boot is great too I love it.
The threads are buttery smooth and the machining and anodizing are perfect. The rails are sharp on the inner surface but not more than 90 degrees so it shouldn't cut anything, may fray cordage though.
For me it's the perfect size, and has a nice light weight to it.
If I can (and I might try) I would change the switch to something more quiet, and I would either make it single stage or use a Novatac/Ra UI for the clicky switch.
Low mode is PWM at a good frequency it won't flash with light movement but infront of a fan or if you wave at it with a finger quickly it shows it's PWM. If high is also PWM it's beyond what the brain can process.
Ps. Mine's grey too.