Thanks for the info! I have no problem with the strobe, I actually had to use strobe a couple of times in real life, and find that useful if you have direct access to it. What is the problem with the switch, and how can that be screwed up when turning on? Is it not a "last mode memory" affair, just coming on where you left it? Then you change mode with the clicky?I’m not a fan of either, but I’ll give you my input. Between the two, I would go with Fenix. Coworker of mine has the rovyvon s21 and the switch is horrible, there’s a dedicated strobe feature which I think is pointless and a waste of a good spot for a better dedicated output level instead. He’s always screwing up how it turns on because of that switch
I've had several Fenix over ten years and more, used every day in the African bush, and they're top notch lights. Rovyvon is an unknown quantity... That's why I was asking.For what it's worth, I have zero experience with Rovyvon, but I do have 10 Fenix lights, and to this point their quality, durability, and maybe most importantly, their customer service, have all been excellent.
Is fenix the standard? Not knocking them I’ve just never heard someone use them as the bar for quality. Always thought they were kinda……overblown lumens thermal shutdown kind of lights
You’ve only changed the battery once, Mr Quatermain? That’s a good battery. I haven’t lived your impressive life, but I’m not sure where you got the idea I was some wet behind the ears city slickerView attachment 52336
This one has been with me every day for 8 years or so: 100-120 days per year out in the bush, hunting, chasing poachers, breaking things and fixing things, and the rest of the time always at hand - in the pocket, in the glove box, on the tablestand, used almost every single day. You can see that the rubber switch is basically worn smooth. It has fallen in rivers, on rocks, from a moving car, on concrete, you name it...
I changed the battery once. I used it while chasing hippos, buffalos, or lions on foot at night, I basically bet my bacon on this light - more than once.
I don't really know what one in the city can contrive as "Quality Tests", but as far as I'm concerned, I'm tolerably satisfied with Fenix's quality... Will buy again.
I didn't mean you were a city slicker, but a large part of the flashlight uboxing/test/reviews online are shot in the middle of town, by people who seem to own 150 "preferred lights", and full drawers of "not so amazing lights"... Not sure how they can tell which one lasts the course.You’ve only changed the battery once, Mr Quatermain? That’s a good battery. I haven’t lived your impressive life, but I’m not sure where you got the idea I was some wet behind the ears city slicker
Of the Chinese made lights, I would rate Fenix amongst the top, for the reasons I mentioned earlier. I have not tried all brands, but have tried quite a few of the popular ones, and like my Fenixes the best.Having used a whole bunch of lights over the years, I put Fenix in the top tier.
I was only having a bit of fun. Allen Quatermain is awesome I love his character. Ya I’ll admit, I have no real “need” for my lights. Besides walking the dogs and avoiding stepping in excrement. Honestly not even sure why I like flashlights 🤷♂️. But I also appreciate robustness. Why I mostly have surefire, streamlight, or maglite. Glad to hear fenix is the way to go. Maybe I’ll see about a used model some time. Seems hard to find any modern led light that doesn’t step down from turbo after 12 seconds so new is out of the questionI didn't mean you were a city slicker, but a large part of the flashlight uboxing/test/reviews online are shot in the middle of town, by people who seem to own 150 "preferred lights", and full drawers of "not so amazing lights"... Not sure how they can tell which one lasts the course.
As for the Quatermain bit... Part of my job is to kill stuff that has killed people, often at night, and whatever tools I use, I make darn sure that they work every single time I need them. Having used a whole bunch of lights over the years, I put Fenix in the top tier. That some hand-rolled, triple-filtered, vitamin-enriched semi-custom jewels are "better" (for 2-3 times the price...), I'll give you that... But this doesn't make them any more useful to me. After all, one can't beat "never failed to turn on" and "took all the crap thrown its way".