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contigo
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your fav flashlight youtube reviewer?

I follow a few:
- Scannerguy1968
- Preparedmind101
- Gear obsession
- Charles Bridg Tec

Please add your favorite so i can put it on my favs Smile

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WeAllJuggleKnives

I like that he takes a flashlight out to a sports field or to a forest-like area. Sometimes he spots deer, rabbits, and even a fox once. Plus he shines the flashlight on his backyard from a second floor window, so it’s easy to compare how different flashlights beams look in the same target area.

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I have to go with Advanced Knife Bro. I love the dry humor and he does a good job giving a real world review.

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Advanced Knife Bro, for the thoroughness, cinematography, quirky humor and because BLF member.

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My favourite is definitely Advanced Knife Bro as well. Really thorough and entertaining reviews.

I like Mr. Baz as well.

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- Advanced Knife Bro (mhanlen BLF member)
- AdventureSportFlashlights (vestureofblood BLF member)
- Mr. Baz
- Flashaholics (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDhc5-rs9UfDHqAo-VIFrw)
- Scannerguy1968
- Gear obsession
- We All Juggle Knives
- Charles Bridg Tec
- Sirio Secchi (some Nitecore products)
- cpfselfbuilt
- Chiinnature

These are my frequently viewed channels Wink

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I do prefer some over others, for ex: my eyes glaze over a bit when some review a light (regardless of how bad/cheap the light is) and they have nothing but good things to say about it.
Thanks for those other channels!

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Mine would be

Advanced knife bro

Adventure sport flashlights

And also David sunshine, he goes into serious depth with his reviews. Made alot of purchases off his recommendations, all of which ive been super happy with.

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Hadn’t heard of David Sunshine, thank you for that. The guy is detailed.

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Yeah theres also this guy called DoNkEyConN on youtube heard his vids are out if this world!!

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Favorite is Advanced Knife Bro (mhanlen) for humor and content
Adventure Sport Flashlights (vestureofblood) has some good tutorials

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFxaEI1hOJc

 10 of the views on this video are mine because I love  his music ..usually people comment about bad music ...but it makes me happy .great light too .

 

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MascaratumB wrote:
- Advanced Knife Bro (mhanlen BLF member)
- AdventureSportFlashlights (vestureofblood BLF member)
- Mr. Baz
- Flashaholics (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDhc5-rs9UfDHqAo-VIFrw)
- Scannerguy1968
- Gear obsession
- We All Juggle Knives
- Charles Bridg Tec
- Sirio Secchi (some Nitecore products)
- cpfselfbuilt
- Chiinnature

These are my frequently viewed channels Wink

This plus;

Selfbuilt
Davidsunshine

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newby here,

I really like David Moore

Also, We all juggle knives, advanced knife bro, Martin Rathmaner too

 

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Thrunite T10 V2 NW

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greginoregon wrote:
newby here,

I really like David Moore

Also, We all juggle knives, advanced knife bro, Martin Rathmaner too

I agree on these and also AdventureSportFlashlights (BLF member vestureofblood ) Mr. Baz, Flashaholics, David Sunshine.

I also enjoyed a recent review of the Thrunite TC20 by this guy: bushcraftbartons

I especially like David Moore’s reviews (BLF member Robo218) I like how all his reviews follow the same theme, and the “Rock Out” slideshow segment is particularly enjoyable to me.

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I recently bought a Roku streaming stick and downloaded the YouTube app. went from viewing these on a PC or smartphone screen to a 50in. LED TV.

This totally changed everything for me and has really added a whole new dimension to watching YT flashlight reviews. Comparable to watching a movie or TV show while relaxing on my living room couch. And so much better using the Roku remote to pause/FF/replay compared to a mouse and keyboard.

I’m not really too familiar with all the YT flashlight reviewers yet as I hadn’t been watching many, but with this set up I’ll be watching them a lot more now.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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Worst YT flashlight reviewer ever?…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_UAGgjReBE

Actually it’s hilarious, need a good laugh? Watch it the whole way through Silly Silly Silly

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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Not sure these have been mentioned

Everydaysurvivalgear
Livingsurvival
Bushcraft412

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Thanks for the Adventure Sports Flashlights reminder. I just recently found him and hadn’t subscribed, so couldn’t find it in my YouTube list.

BTW, love this site. So much quality info

 

Astrolux S1 NW

Thrunite t30 V2 NW

Surefire Titan AAA

Thrunite T10 V2 NW

Lumen Top Tool AA

Streamlight 2L-X

Astrolux S41 Nitchia

Convoy S2+ NW

De-Power 1AA

Terralux Pro 1

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I like every reviewer that uses his/her time to help me decide what (not) to buy.
Not really a review but I really like this list http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html
It shows two things I’m really missing in reviews. Lumen/watt and beam angle. For me lumen/watt is one of the measures of quality and could be a reason to buy the more expensive light while the other specs look quite average.

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All YouTube reviews I saw waste my time. I want objective information from review. Dimensions, currents, graphics and so on.

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AEDe wrote:
All YouTube reviews I saw waste my time. I want objective information from review. Dimensions, currents, graphics and so on.
It sometimes gives a nice impression of the beam.
Sometimes because many ‘reviews’ are just unboxing and reading what’s already on the box.
Stuff like dimensions can usually found about everywhere. But output is a whole different thing.
For example: For me the output at Turbo is the time the light runs at Turbo before stepping down.
So if the light runs 3 minutes at 3800 turbo and then steps down to 1800 and stays at that level voor 500 years, then turbo is 3 minutes for me. Not some weird standard that measures until the output reaches 10% or something like that.
And exactly that is what I like about reviews on BLF. It’s real life performance that counts.

Currently I’m looking for a flashlight with good output. I found a few that look really good in advertising. Basically all I was looking for. But after reading reviews I won’t even consider buying those $100+ lights for more than $20.

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Powerbanks: EasyAcc 26800 mAh 3/5, Xtar PB2 4/5.
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AEDe wrote:
All YouTube reviews I saw waste my time. I want objective information from review. Dimensions, currents, graphics and so on.

if that’s what you want check out David sunshine. that’s exactly what his vids are like.

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I generally avoid the new unboxing reviews… far too many of those on YT.

Two come to mind that either thrash-test them and more importantly not afraid to call out a bad product, and offend the manufacturers.

>Chris thorn at DropForgedSurvival

https://youtu.be/ZYTVEJIHa7s

https://youtu.be/dtMGi9z52S8

https://youtu.be/wW2Lr08Jueo

>Luke and Suzie at TheOutdoorGearReview
https://youtu.be/CLlq1dw3ShE

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Advanced knife bro, the dry humour and general quality of video do it for me.

I always liked going gear reviews as well, they’ll be missed.

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I only knew a couple of those. Advanced knife bro and Adventure sports flashlights have fun reviews, all others I’ve checked from this thread I’d rather avoid and read written reviews from BLF. Most videos are long and monotonous

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beam0 wrote:
Worst YT flashlight reviewer ever?…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_UAGgjReBE

Actually it’s hilarious, need a good laugh? Watch it the whole way through Silly Silly Silly

He’s really bad, but funny as hell. I do watch him often.

My favorites are Advanced Knife Bro and David Sunshine

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LOVE Advanced Knife Bro!!! So well produced videos and clearly a smart witty guy. Not a reviewer but i also like to check out Vinhs channel on youtube. Thanks guys for your great work!

And I also miss Marshall of Going Gear´s reviews, nice positive vibe. Just sad.

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rubatone wrote:
And I also miss Marshall of Going Gear´s reviews, nice positive vibe. Just sad.

I forgot to mention Marshall. He was one of my favorites as well. Real sad he’s gone.

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atbglenn wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Worst YT flashlight reviewer ever?…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_UAGgjReBE

Actually it’s hilarious, need a good laugh? Watch it the whole way through Silly Silly Silly

He’s really bad, but funny as hell. I do watch him often.

My favorites are Advanced Knife Bro and David Sunshine

The funny things are: he has a nice flashlight connection, and he does some cool beamshot presentation/comparison!
Sometimes (!) technical aspects are not the most accurate, (others already mentioned aren’t also 100% savvy Silly ), but he shows some outdoor beamshots that allow us to perceive the ranges of illumination Wink

I forgot to mention David Sunshine on my list above, but he is quite nice as well! And he’s one that answers to comments, willing to explain and to learn Wink

BTW, nice thread idea Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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AEDe wrote:
All YouTube reviews I saw waste my time. I want objective information from review. Dimensions, currents, graphics and so on.
Facts and Figures are necessary yes, and we can usually find that in some video reviews and especially in the text reviews, but IMO all video reviews don’t absolutely need to have all of that.

They are never a waste of my time because for a new model flashlight release the first thing I want to see is the flashlight itself, in the hand and in action, and that’s what the video reviews provide.Then I’ll look for the facts & figures if I’m still interested in it.

Plus I just enjoy watching them regardless. Smile

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