[Review] Orcatorch T35

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[Review] Orcatorch T35

Review sample was provided by Orcatorch to me here in the Philippines.

Packaging:
My review copy comes in a no marking whatsoever cardboard box with black foam padding inside and lots of bubble wrap for each of the accessories.


Included in the package:
-USB Type C cable
-1 x 3100mAh 3.6V 11.2Wh 18650
-Lanyard
-2 spare O-rings
-Charging adapter
-Warranty card


T35:
The Orcatorch T35 is the newest, brightest, smart rechargeable Tactical Flashlight to date. It is built with the latest technology and with premium materials keeping the users needs in mind with it's two mode settings of outdoor and tactical with very easy operation.


Quick Features:
-Two operation modes: Tactical and Outdoor mode
-Type C USB fast charging
-Dual switches design
-Fast access to strobe and momentary on
-LED Charging indicator
-Deep smooth reflectors for maximum beam throw
-Battery level indicator
-Intelligent memory function at Outdoor mode
-Over-heat protection function
-High efficiency constant current circuit, constant brightness
-Reverse Polarity protection
-Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
-Springs at bezel and tail resist shock and drop damages
-Aircraft-grade high strength aluminum AL-BD51-T6
-Premium type III military hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
-Alloy aluminum reflector with professional optical analysis
-Toughened glass with two-side coating
-Stainless bezel ring offers protection for crucial components

Manufacturer specifications:
Max Output: 2000LM
Battery: 1*18650/2*CR123A
Max Beam Intensity: 35200CD
Max Beam Distance: 375m Beam Distance
Power Source: 1 x 18650 (Included) OR 2 x CR123A
Brightness Outputs (Using 1 x 3500mAh 3.6V 18650):
Turbo - 2000 Lumens - 1 Hour 40 Mins.
High - 380 Lumens - 3 Hours 30 Mins.
Medium - 60 Lumens - 15 Hours 30 Mins.
Low - 10 Lumens - 32 Hours
Strobe - 2000 Lumens - N/A
IPX Rating: IPX-8 (Waterproof and submersible up to 2 meters)
Impact Resistance: 1 meter (3.28 ft.)
Dimensions:
Length - 156 mm
Head Diameter - 40 mm
Body Diameter - 25.4 mm
Weight: 155 g (excluding battery)

Included Battery:
It comes with a 3100mAh 3.6V 11.2Wh 18650 Li-Ion Micro-USB rechargeable proprietary battery with built in protection circuit. Awesome!

Operation:
Changing mode groups:
-Turn ON, hold side switch for 8 seconds,then it will signal 2 blinks then go to LOW mode, means that it has changed modes and is in Outdoor mode.
-Turn ON, hold side switch for 8 seconds,then it will signal 1 blink then go to LOW mode, means that it has changed modes and is in Tactical mode.

For Tactical:
Tactical mode has fast access to STROBE and LOW output, one press to TURBO.
LOW-MEDIUM-TURBO
from STROBE - will go back to TURBO

For Outdoor:
Fast access to STROBE and LOW output, intelligent memory, one press to memorized output. SOS intelligent memory.
strobe - beacon - sos
from STROBE or SOS will go back to last mode memory

Charging Operation:
Upon connecting the USB cable with its TYPE-C port and the power source, the indicator will show status of charging:
-Red: Charging
-Green: Fully charged
-Orange: Not charging (Please make sure that the battery is inserted correctly and the light is screwed on tight)

You can still use and turn ON the light whilst charging! However, it can only access LOW mode upon turning ON and switch to MED mode.

Battery Indicator:
Upon turning ON the light, the LED battery indicator will be on for 5 second to indicate the battery level:
-Green: over 70%
-Orange: 30%-69%
-Red: 10%-29%
-Flashing Red: less than 9%

Intelligent Temperature Protection System:
When the light is turned ON at TURBO mode, it will stepdown and adjust brightness automatically and according to its body temperature, thus offering
protection to its LED and internal components. This feature makes the flashlight more reliable and safer to use.

Form Factor:
Robust surface and has HA III Military grade hard anodized finish, pretty solid build and use of materials. The markings can all be clearly read as well. Very good CNC from top to bottom.

Head:
It has a black SS bezel with semi aggresive ends for tactical use in close encounters.

It also comes in a deep smooth polished reflector for a good throw with lots of usable spill on operation.

The bottom part has deep set cooling fins for maximum heat dissipation.

The side switch has a colored LED indicator for battery level and also has deep set cooling fins on the side, on the opposite side of the
side switch is where the USB Type C is located, sealed very well with a sturdy rubber boot to prevent water coming in.



It utilizes a ______ (can't say for now :p) LED in neutral white color. 


Barrel:
It appears to have a Straight line pattern knurling. There also is a black SS clip attached to it already alongside the i-removable tactical ring/cigarette ring with a hole for lanyard which is very tight that it barely rotates within the barrel. 

It also has an O-ring already attached to the thread which is mildly lubricated.

Tailcap:
It has 6 flat surfaces that provides grip upon turning the tailcap.

It also has a very sturdy rubber boot with the letter "A" of the Orcatorch logo for a non-slip grip when turning it on.It has also 2 large holes on either side of the tailcap for easy installation of the lanyard. It has the same size of the barrel which also helps it be stable enough for a tail stand.


Inside the tail cap is a very sturdy spring and firmly set to place. 
 

Below are beamshots and creative shots of the light:

Size comparison with XT12GT and WL20:



Beam shots:
LOW at 20 ft. away

MED at 400 ft. distance to wall

High at 400 ft. distance to wall

TURBO at 400 ft. distance to wall

LOW at 150 ft. away from tree

MED at 150 ft. away from tree

HIGH at 150 ft. away from tree


TURBO at 150 ft. away from tree with 2000 lumens!

 

Conclusion:
To sum up, I believe that the most important part of any review is if given the chance to purchase the same light for my own EDC, would I still purchase it?
For this light, it is a definite YES. Specially if you are looking for a complete Tactical flashlight with complete functions.
Scrutinizing the light over throughout the review, I am hard pressed to find any flaws at this price point. If I were to nit-pick, it would be the lack of a beacon function. Another would be the brightness ratio on the modes, from 2000 lumens on TURBO then down to 380 on HIGH, then 60 on MED and 10 on LOW that is quite a big jump and step down. A mode between the 1600 lumen area and 800 would have been really perfect. Honestly, they almost already thought of everything on the functions in this light given the two mode groups, the charging functions and capabilities, but they left out the Beacon. I think the T35 is an excellent choice for those who want a very sturdy and bright tactical light. However, we still don't know the cost of this light upon time of reviewing I am guessing it at around the USD80-USD95 price range which is a very good value for this complete flashlight.

PS.
I am still editing the video I made and will upload soon. Check back in later for the video. Thank you ^^

Check out the Orcatorch's official webpage at https://www.orcatorch.com

As with all gears, two is one and one is none.

Light on brothers!

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Edited by: sacrileizei on 07/14/2018 - 08:43