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VG15

I have a Thorfire VG15 which i love but find a bit bulky to always carry in my pocket. I was wondering what are good alternatives? Will most 18650 lights be about the same size? wondering if i should look for one that takes smaller battery? I would prefer one made by Convoy if possible as I really like Simons builds.

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Convoys are a bit shorter but about the same diameter as the VG15. Maybe a Convoy with a 18350 tube. Will make it quite a bit shorter.

You might like the DQG Tiny 18650
https://www.banggood.com/DQG-4th-Tiny-18650-XM-L2-850LM-Smallest-LED-Fla...

Emisar D4. Does get quite hot during prolonged high lumen runs.
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=80&pr...

Olight S2R Baton. Nice light. A bit pricey.
https://www.amazon.com/Bundle-Rechargeable-Flashlight-3200mAh-Battery/dp...

I have missed quite a few but I’m sure the guys will show up with some more good suggestions.

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Zebralight is a brand that gets mentioned a lot. A bit pricey, but I’m pretty tempted to try one. It will probably last forever.

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The convoy with a 18350? I like that idea I will look into it thanks. I also do like Zebralight, it is pricey but I’ve never heard anything negative about them.

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Maybe the smaller TK05? Unless you want an 18650 torch.

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You also have the BLF A6, with 18650 and 18350 tubes! You’ll find it for sale on Banggood Wink

I have been carrying a Convoy S2+ (modded) with 18350 tube on my jeans or coat and I always have the Emisar D4 on my backpack! Both are small lights and provide good illumination Wink

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The Convoy S2+ is quite a bit smaller than the VG15

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Mikeadoo wrote:
The Convoy S2+ is quite a bit smaller than the VG15

Scratch that. I’m thinking of the VG-10s. My bad Facepalm

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Mikeadoo wrote:
The Convoy S2+ is quite a bit smaller than the VG15

Actually the bodies of both lights are the same size. The only thing that makes the VG15S a millimetre longer is the bezel.

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Flying Luminosity wrote:
Mikeadoo wrote:
The Convoy S2+ is quite a bit smaller than the VG15

Actually the bodies of both lights are the same size. The only thing that makes the VG15S a millimetre longer is the bezel.

!{width:80%}https://i.imgur.com/wjnDqaU.jpg!


I was thinking VG-10s because I just did a review for thorfire. It’s my mistake. I have never laid hands on the VG15

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I’ve only seen pictures of the A6 next to the VG10. Never laid hands on an S2+ even. Just seen pictures of the two side by side

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If you’re looking for a smaller light with similar output, maybe the Klarus Mi7 with a 14500. I carry mine almost everywhere and quite like it.

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renton83 wrote:
The convoy with a 18350? I like that idea I will look into it thanks.

S2+ with 18350 tube is quite nice. I love mine. About 86mm long.

But if you need to retain an 18650 cell for longer runtimes, the previously mentioned DQG Tiny 4th is not much larger (about 87mm).

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I always holster a ’502, and have taken to pocketing a SP10.

I pretty much don’t like anything in my pockets, not even too much change. As long as I’m standing/walking, not sitting, the ’10 ain’t bad.

Point being, you might get by with a 14500 light vs 18650 or even 18350.

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how is the performance with the 18350? great pics btw Pete

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renton83 wrote:
how is the performance with the 18350? great pics btw Pete

Thanks.

Performance (output) is the same, just as long as you get a high drain 18350 cell such as Aspire or Vapcell. Run time is going to be probably 1/3rd of an 18650 cell.