With such a broad input voltage range to accommodate 4xRCRs, wouldn't it be great to have an additional 18650 extender available? It would make the light longer, but no one was pocketing this baby to begin with.
I've nothing to complain on this light. Quality feeling, thick body, very nice reflector finish and throw like hellAny owners at all that care to chime in with complaints and/or compliments about this light?
I've nothing to complain on this light. Quality feeling, thick body, very nice reflector finish and throw like hell
UI is simple, although, sometimes I've to check a few times how the UI was/is. But am not using this light daily/weekly, so that causes that problem
Beam is nothing but white
SB, thanks for the review. I just ordered a Barracuda (the U2 version, I can't find U3 anywhere) from Going Gear, in part based on your review here - primarily the beamshots. This will be my first official "thrower", and I think I will be pleased.
Does anyone have any personal experience with regards to the longevity/durability/reliability of this light? I can't find many long term owners that have posted anything (positive or negative).
Excellent, thanks! I also did some deeper diving into the search results here on CPF with keyword "barracuda", and while I didn't see much more than just positive comments from reviewers and owners at the time of purchase, I guess that's a good thing. I would assume that if this light had underlying, long term issues, we would've seen them surface by now.
Looking forward to getting it - Going Gear has them on backorder so I'm just waiting for them to ship!
Did you order cool or white tint? I Really like my Barracuda warm and the quality is excellent. Even if it will be outthrowed by Thrunite TN32 neutral the tint of the warm Barracuda is superior, really awesome.
I ordered the cool tint version (U2, I believe). I figured hey, if I want something that is balls out bright, why not get the brightest one they make? :devil:
Hmmm, 50m seems unusually high for a light that is not specifically dive-rated in any of its promotional material. I'm wondering if that is not an error on the spec chart online, since there is no mention of it on the product description.Given that this light is specified as water resistant to 50 metres, I was wondering if anyone had tried using it as a dive light?
The beam profile would be quite suitable and the runtimes are certainly adequate for many diving applications.
I decided to ask ArmyTek about the diving capability of their lights that they rate to 50m (which is all of their tactical and search and rescue range).
Sandra has just replied to me and hopefully doesn't mind me reproducing it here:
"All our tactical flashlights can be used 50 meters underwater. As for diving, we recommend to purchase Armytek Barracuda.
It can be used 50 underwater 2 hours roughly.
As for salt water, Armytek Barracuda withstand salt water well.
As for this distance, you can use this light in the following way: to turn it on on the surface and only then use it at the depth 50 meters.
Due to the pressure you can not operate this light at such depth."
I guess the switch becomes inoperable with pressure which would be a good reason not to advertise it as a dive light.Many divers only use their lights in this way in any case.