Nite Ize FAMT-03-01 Tool Holster Stretch
A holster review by zenbeam?
I suppose, but specifically from the standpoint of it being used for the Zebralight SC600 (flashlight of awe).
I bought this holster almost a year ago to accommodate a couple of my pocket knives. It works the best with my Victorinox Trekker Swiss Army Knife - but I only carry it when I go out to one of my country properties to do some work. Since starting my flashlight collection, I have been hoping that this holster would just happen to fit one of my nicer lights so I could get some more regular use from it. And man, did I ever finally come across that light! The Zebralight SC600 that I just received yesterday! Fits this holster like it should've shipped with it included in the same retail package!
This holster is designed for multi-tools primarily and probably pocket knives a close second. It has the rigid, protective build of an EagleTac D-series holster (with a much better snap I might add) and yet it's flexible in that it stretches to accommodate various sized items. And as for that snap, this one not only holds the flap closed more reliably than the EagleTac D-series holster, but it also does NOT allow the bare metal of the underside of the snap to come into contact with the contents of the holster.
This holster has a very solid plastic belt clip that rotates 360 degrees. I prefer this to metal (like the Fenix A206) and it does feel every bit as strong. It is firm enough to not "spin around" freely when bumped and yet easy enough to turn by hand to each new position stop (about a quarter turn per stop). It can be worn vertically or horizontally. I prefer horizontally as it seems less conspicuous (e.g., at work) and so it is less in the way when seated or bending over, etc. But when worn vertically, it isn't so lengthy that it becomes cumbersome - it depends on what area of your waist you place it (back, side, etc.).
The holster doesn't allow for the flashlight to be in use while still in the holster on your hip like Nite Ize's Flashlight Holster Stretch or Fenix's A206 (both of which I own and appreciate) - but that is because of the nice flap that protects your expensive lens while worn.
The Zebralight SC600 fits this holster like a glove! It needs to stay bezel up. Don't be fooled by the slightly large appearance of the holster. Under that rigid "shield" piece on the front, there lies the two "stretch" halves that are pulled rather taught by elastic straps - so that the body tube of the SC600 is far from "loose" in there. It is snug as a bug in a rug, yet you don't have to wrestle with it to slide it out for use - or to put it back away.
In short, they couldn't have custom built a better holster for the Zebralight SC600! This is a very solid and practical way to protect and get more use out of your investment - the beauty that many of us have come to know as the Zebralight SC600. And I consider this holster extremely well built for the price - under $10 delivered. In fact, it's practically a steal. And this of course is all in my absolute, humble, if not rambling on somewhat, opinion.