Review: Olight M2T (Tactical, 1x18650, XHP35 HD)

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Review: Olight M2T (Tactical, 1x18650, XHP35 HD)

I received the Olight M2T for the review from Olight.com
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The M2T Warrior is the latest tactical 18650 powered flashlight from Olight. It features a XHP35 HD emitter and it features some resemblance to the previous model, the M2R, and some differences: at the tailcap it has a rubber protruding, dual stage, switch; and doesn’t have the integrated recharging feature of the M2R.
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For the M2T, Olight changed the design of the box: a little more design-oriented. It’s a very nice beige white box, with raw a texture on the surface… but I bet you are more interested in the content: the M2T (and all the accessories: two way clip, holster, 2xCR123 cells, manual, warranty card, lanyard).


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The big, protruding and super easy to access switch at the tailcap


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The inside of the light has the same double walled construction as the M2R, and the tailcap has a lanyard hole.

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On the head of the light there’s the classic electronic switch with a LED that acts as battery indicator

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The ease of access to the tailcap switch is much higher compared to the almost recessed one of the M2R; also size are comparable (25×24×130mm, 135g).

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The sheath of the M2T is made of cordura, and compared to the one of the M2T it has a regular cordura construction


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Output and runtime
Tested both with an Olight IMR 18650 3600mAh PCB battery (not included with the M2T).

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Beamshots
1 m from the wall





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My thoughts
The light is well built and finished.
The levels are well spaced and the regulation flat on all tested outputs.
I like the UI with direct access to last used mode, low, turbo, strobe. In particular, I like that using the electronic switch you still have access to all the above and you can use the light as if it is a regular EDC, with a EDC interface. Using the tailcap switch you will only have access to turbo (either momentary or constant on) and strobe, a more “tactical” use.
The tailcap switch will IMHO allow for a better use of its 3 functions: momentary-on turbo (soft press); ON/OFF (medium press); momentary-strobe (deep press).
The beam it’s toward the flood type, with a big bright spill and a spot that disappears after a few tenth of meters, and an actual, real throw, of around 100 meters.
Compared to the M2R, the M2T loses the integrated charge and the magnet in the tailcap, in favor of a more UI friendly big “tactical” tailcap switch, no free 18650 (although the M2T comes with 2xCR123 cells), and an increased frequency of the strobe (from 10 to 13Hz). The sheath is also simpler but is well made.
The M2T is also 30$ cheaper compared to the M2R.
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I’d like to see a NW version of the light, maybe with a dedomed emitter that will give more throw.
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Thanks to: AntoLed for the camera help and the luxmeter.

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I bought a M2R review sample from Matt of Adventure Sport Flashlights. My first Olight.

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ARsee wrote:
I bought a M2R review sample from Matt of Adventure Sport Flashlights. My first Olight.

Seems like free advertising to me.

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Budda wrote:
ARsee wrote:
I bought a M2R review sample from Matt of Adventure Sport Flashlights. My first Olight.
Seems like free advertising to me.

Like your review of the M2T. Got a code?
I got the M2R for $50. Cash You bet I will advertise. Thumbs Up
The M2T is also on my radar Wink