Fenix E11

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Great everyday flashlight — bright, compact, and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $34

Summary

Great everyday flashlight — bright, compact, and waterproof.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Button back
  • Two levels of output
  • Uses one AA battery
  • Waterproof/submersible
  • Price

Cons

  • Head is hard to turn at times

I always carried a single-blade folder as my all-around tool, and I still feel naked if I leave the house without one. Recently, an acquaintance told me he always carries at least 2 blades and 2 flashlights. This seemed like overkill for those of us who are not knife fighting/self-defense instructors, but it made me think: a flashlight is a great tool to carry as a complement to a great knife at work and during day-to-day activities.

I picked up the E11 after trying it in the store, and I love it. The size is perfect to slip into any pants pocket, and it's so light I forget it's there after a few minutes. The aluminum body is well-textured and provides decent grip.

The push-button on/off on the back is great for ease of use and it has instant-on for brief bursts of light. The head turns to provide either 105 or 32 lumens of output. The head can be hard to turn and makes "one-handed operation" difficult at times. I've had the same battery in the light for three months now and no change in output yet. I love that it only requires one battery, and a AA at that — easy to find anywhere.

Overall, a great light that I use daily.

*I am an employee at Whole Earth Provision Co. in Dallas. My views do not necessarily represent the views of Whole Earth Provision Co. or its employees. I pride myself in providing unbiased reviews of products I purchase for my personal use.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If you like to keep your gear light and simple, go with the Fenix E11 Flashlight. Its aircraft-grade aluminum body features an IPX-8 rating which means the E11 can be submerged in two meters of water for thirty minutes. In addition, its durable components ensure it can withstand numerous accidental drops and trail abuse. Its LED light delivers two modes (a low and high output), while its simple switch operation ensures ease of use.

- Backcountry.com

Powered by a single AA battery, the lightweight Fenix E11 flashlight has a maximum output of 115 lumens and can throw a beam up to 72m (236 ft.) to meet your lighting needs. High-quality Cree XP-E LED operates in 2 brightness levels-115 lumens on high and 32 lumens on low; a simple twist of the head adjusts the brightness. 1 AA alkaline battery (included) provides up to 1 hr. 50 min. of use on high and 8 hrs. 23 min. on low. Regulated output maintains consistent light output over the lifetime of the batteries. Rugged, aircraft-grade aluminum body has a knurled finish for good grip. Flashlight has an IPX8 water-resistance rating for protection against prolonged immersion in water deeper than 1m (3.3 ft.). Weighs only 1.9 oz. with batteries. Tail cap push-button on/off switch is easy to operate. Fenix E11 flashlight includes a lanyard, spare O ring and spare rubber switch boot.

- REI

Key Features of the Fenix E11 Compact LED Flashlight - 1 x AA Battery BlackDigitally regulated circuitReliable revolving switchStands up on a flat surfaceDurable aircraft-grade aluminumPremium Type III hard-anodizedAnti-abrasive finish,� 115 lumen outputFenix E11 Compact LED Flashlight - 1 x AA Battery BlackFenix E11 Compact LED Flashlight - 1 x AA Battery Black takes compact on the road with reliable Fenix performance under extreme conditions. It is compact and light at just over an ounce that runs on a single AA battery and has an easy-to-operate pushbutton tail switch. The E11 can produce a soft, bright 115 lumen floodlight for up to eight hours on just one easily found AA battery. It offers a perfect flood beam for running distances and for extended times -- it is reliable, easy to operate, and runs on a AA battery which can be purchased anywhere. Its two brightness modes are easily toggled with one hand, and the tactical tail switch provides easy momentary-on functionality. The Fenix E11 Compact LED Flashlight - 1 x AA Battery Black is your best choice for every day carry, collection, and to send as a present.

- SunnySports

The Fenix E11 Flashlight is a mini high-intensity flashlight specially made for outdoor sports. Powered by only one AA battery, it can maximize up to a 105-lumen output. Two outputs extend runtime to over 8 hours or push to a full 243 ft. The high-efficiency total reflection lens can offer a bright and soft flood light which is suitable for outdoor illumination at a close range. The user friendly tail cap switch and the twisty switch will provide you an easy and bright outdoor life. AA Batteries, Campmor item #82759 LED Type: Cree XP-G R5Output: 115 Lumens high / 35 Lumens low Runtime: 8 hr 23 Min low/ 1 hr 50 min highAdjust level: 2Switch Type: Turning the bezel Operation mode: hight, low. Includes: spare O ring and spare rubber switch bootWaterproof to IPX-8 standard Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightnessHigh-efficiency total reflection lens Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation Battery: 1 AA NOT INCLUDEDMaterial: durable aircraft-grade aluminum Size: 3.82"(L)x 0.75"(D)Weight: 1.13 oz

- Campmor

Fenix E11

previously retailed for:
$19.93 - $27.96

The Fenix E11 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 17, 2014 at Backcountry.com.

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