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    Default Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I understand that the new Gerber infinities are out? If so can anyone post a picture as I'd really like to see the new tailcap.

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    Gerber Infinities are out but they look exactly like the old CMG version except for the Gerber logo. TTS has some in stock and there's a picture up on their site. I don't think the vrsion with the new tailcap is out yet.

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    I got both of mine from Battery Station yesterday and paulr is correct - they look just like the CMG units although both have mine have very centered LEDs. With CMG it was always a crapshoot unless you looked closely before buying.

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    I was really disappointed when I got our order of Infinities and they were the same housings. Not that it is a bad design, but everything I heard made me believe that when I got "Gerber" models that they would be the new twist tailcaps as in THEIR book. I am not happy. I like the new colors, but they still can't tell me when the design changes. I am sorry about that. I used to be very well connected and now it is like trying to find help at a super market. (sorry Gerber) I will keep everyone posted.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Kevin,
    Are the new Red LED Infinities brighter?

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Thanks guys for the help. Hope someone can provide a picture though?

    Doug

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I just heard back from Gerber. They told me that if all goes well, the new Infinities with the tail switch will be available in August or September 2004.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I just saw one today at REI. The only body color they had was black. It had a clip, but I don't think there was a lanyard. I believe the price was about $20.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Which REI? Seattle, Fed Wy.... Was it the new style with twist tailcap? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/popcorn.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I'm guessing still no battery retainer like Arc to stop battery rattle? Really my only complaint about the Infinity/Ultra.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    The REI store where I spotted the Gerber Infinity Ultra is located in Cary, NC, a suburb of Raleigh. It was not the new style. Just the same old Ultra, but black colored.

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    I'm guessing still no battery retainer like Arc to stop battery rattle? Really my only complaint about the Infinity/Ultra.

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    Try a small o-ring around the nipple on the cell.

    Works a treat, as the saying goes....

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    I've ordered a couple of red Infinitys from Brightguy a while ago. The called me up and told me it would be a while because they were switching CMG-->Gerber and they didn't know how long it would take before the new relationship/orders got sorted out. No worry I said, just put it on backorder and charge me when they finally ship. A little while ago they called and indicated they now had the stock, do I still want the lights? Sure, send 'em!

    Well, it is the fabled tailcap Infinity:

    Gerber Infinity Image Gallery


    First impressions:

    - Finish. Matte black. I like it. Would prefer HAIII, but what do you expect. Thumbs up.
    - Clip. Mucho beefer. Thumbs up.
    - New tailcap look. I like it. Thumbs up.
    - Tailcap activation. Hmm. I kinda like the other way around. Thumbs slightly down.
    - Threads. More and finer threads. I think this is better.
    - Interior is coated. Thumbs up.
    - Springs on *both* sides inside. No rattles. Thumbs up.
    - O ring. Smaller. Thumbs down.
    - Lanyard. No. Thumbs down.
    - Battery. Check. Duracell, exp dt 2011.
    - Slightly taller! Thumbs down.

    Weight
    Old: 30g
    New: 34g

    Another interesting thing, and I don't know if this is an accident or not, but with the springs and threads set up the way they are, you can do push to activate!

    In general, I'd say that while Gerber obviously did try to cut costs (smaller O ring, springs aren't exactly super heavy duty), I think they also made a genuine effort to improve the product (better clip, no rattle, interior coating, better looks IMO).

    -john

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    From your description, the Ultra sounds like it has most definately been improved. While the new design is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than the older version, it also is more phallic...yeah, i need to get my mind out of the gutter.
    Now all we need is for CountyComm to make Ultra-G's with this design...then it'll definately be hard...anodized.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin07.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twakfl.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/stupid.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Interesting...

    I'm not sure if I prefer the old or the new style. Are the new ones available in silver and green as well?

    batterystation: look on the bright side, at least you helped people like me get in on the CMG Ultra - with real CMG lettering and lanyard [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I bought mine long after CMG was acquired.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    looks fine. but there are more openings to keep sealed.
    I wonder why they "bothered" to change the case. maybe so the new ones can be fabricated from tubing? wonder if they will come out with a 2xAA version, and use the same end cap

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Have you been able to compare the LED quality to the older version?...I have bought several of the County Comm Ultra-Gs and was always very happy with the consistent and smooth beam quality.I am curious if Gerber continues this tradition.Also does it appear to have the same run time as the old version?

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I'm pretty much underwhelmed. More ways for water to get in and you still can't use it "candle mode"? Too bad, it WAS a great light.

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    I'm not sure how you guys figure there are more places for water to get in. I only see one opening.

    I don't have any old red Infinitys to compare. Since this is a red, the beam isn't completely nice like the whites can be. I'd describe it more as evenly ringy rather than blotchy, which in my mind makes it OK for a red.

    The main area where the light is less robust is the screw edge of the tailcap. It is thin enough that you could probably crush it somewhat with enough abuse. The old one doesn't have any areas I can find that has any edges this thin.

    As for why, I don't know. Maybe they just wanted to put their fingerprint on it. I assume this design reduces costs in some way. Perhaps the tailcap is stamped instead of milled. Dunno. It might be more obvious if you pulled the spring sectinos out, but I'm not inclined to do that to mine (don't know if it would go back together).

    -john

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    From the picture it looks as if the light would stand on end for candle mode if you reversed the clip and slid it down toward the end of the light. Have you tried this?

    -Tim

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    The light will stand on it's end unassisted on a flat (read, indoor) surface such as a table or counter. However, if the surface was uneven you'd probably be out of luck.

    However, what Tim suggests does work as well. It provides a much more stable base.

    -john

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    Thanks for the info :-)

    -Tim

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Interesting pictures... do we know if the guts are still the same, or have they undergone minor changes as well? Thanks

    -Mike

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Dunno, I liked the old form factor better. All it needed was to have the edges of the tail and lanyard hole chamfered and it would have been perfect. If the sonic were built like the old infinities, it would have given the Arc AAA a good run (and would be the dominant pocket light now) given it was less than half the cost.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    did you edit the picture to remove the us government #?

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    [ QUOTE ]
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    did you edit the picture to remove the us government #?

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    The earlier Ultra-G's from County Comm didn't have a contract number stamped on them.

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    I have not modified the Ultra G or picture in any way (other than convert to JPG and increase compression a bit).

    -john

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    cool [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Has anyone seen the new Gerber Infinities?

    Interesting. Thanks for the pics.

    I think I'll stick with my Ultra-G. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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