Nitecore EX10 vs ITP A1 EOS SS

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Nitecore EX10 vs ITP A1 EOS SS

I just want peoples opinions on which i should get. I know Boaz is selling some ex10s. i dont really have a pocket edc so i think ive narrowed it down to these two. would be nice to have both but,,, thanks!

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I would go for the Boaz deal myself. The nitecore is apparently quite nice and you can even bother Boaz for a particular tint! No to mention it's cheaper than elsewhere. Never actually liked much the ITP. But that's me and i know thre are many with one and very happy with the purchase.

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If you don't have a ramping EX10 or D10, I would definitely recommend one for it's versatility.  If you want something simple will less chance of coming on in your pocket, the ITP is plenty capable (but I prefer knurling to the splines).  The 4Seven Mini line is also a great choice (in the price/quality range) for a pocket light with some added capability over the ITP.

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The ITP is  fine light , 3 modes , small ..  And should offer good service , Aluminum or Stainless Steel body . 

Question is , do you want a twisty , or clicky , ?  A light with or without parasitic drain ? 

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The ITP is  fine light , 3 modes , small ..  And should offer good service , Aluminum or Stainless Steel body . 

Question is , do you want a twisty , or clicky , ?  A light with or without parasitic drain ? 

i could go either way on all these questions. itp is simple and ex10 a bit more features. just want peoples opinion on which one to get from personal experience. Thanks!

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ITP is a nice light but the Nitecoe EX10 much more from a functionality standpoint.

- clicky switch (I prefer clicky over twisty)

- electonic lockout to prevent accidental turn ons.  I use this feature a lot when I don't need light to be live and to avoid the old hot pocket

- fairly well hidden blinky modes (click twice and release for one blinky mode and click twice and hold for the other). There if you need them, out of the way if you don't.  I actually like my lights to have stobe IF they are hidden and I can cycle through the regular modes without seeing them.

- mode memory

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I don't own any Nitecore lights and only one ITP which is a very nice light and lives with my house keys displacing a Fenix E0.

But I'd probably go for the Nitecore because I like the idea of it more than the ITP despite having read a lot about both.

 

This is just an opinion in the absence of personal experience so weight this for what it's worth (Which is not much)

 

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Depends on the features you want.  Both are excellent lights.  Ask me 6 months ago and I would've said go for the clicky switch, but after having a Mr Lite KC-05 on my keychain for 4 months I'm kind of indifferent now.

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The ITP is smaller, but it cant tailstand, and is a twisty.

The EX10 is bigger, has a far more useful UI, and is tail clickable (with batteries that are not too long)

 

Its out of your budget, but I would rather have an EX11.2. Has strobe/sos, has ramping UI with shortcuts to high/low and has a better shape for EDC. Problem is it works out to be about 70 all up including clip, a clip which my more local stores do not have in stock, but is the best clip EVER on a production torch.

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It's anything Nitecore for me because of how well built they are and plus they look very cool. Cool

 

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Thanks for all the replies, I think ill go ahead and get this http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/1585 from boaz

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Cant go wrong with that move! Just dont get carried away with buying nitecores......... Im sure you wont, but there are some users out there with too many nitecores... Wink  

 

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If you can't decide, take both Smile

 

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Thats the true way to do it...

 

BTW... Dont forget to buy a nitecore clip with your EX10! its an essential part of an EDC. The nitecore D/EX10 clips are the second best I've seen around from a production torch, the best being the Nitecore Clip for the EX11. The ITP/Maratac clips are annoying to me becasue they only stay on by scratching the beautiful SS finish.... Mine came off as soon as I saw it, relatively weak and not secure enough for my liking. Not to mention that using the EOS A1 with a clip puts scratches into the head too, because its a twisty. SUper baDD

 

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Thanks for all the great advise guys.

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