Just received a new XT11GT Urban Camo version, (their latest version) and I couldn’t find the tactical cigar ring in the box
I sent an email to Klarus and they told me that they have removed the tactical ring from their “tactical lights” ¿how is that? and If I want one I have to contact the seller and buy one
The tactical ring is very important in a tactical light, it improves a lot the grip when using the rear switch, especially with gloves, and the cheapest one I’ve found is $13
I just wanted to warn you, that if you buy one of their XT tactical series lights, it will come without tactical ring, it’s a very bad decision!
I also noted that the Urban Camo version it’s not their latest version. I have an XT11S and XT11GT “normal” version and both can be mechanicaly locked twisting the tailcap. But the urban camo can’t be locked this way, the side switch always work. I had a dangerous accident when I started to smell something bad and found the XT11GT Urban Camo turned on in turbo inside my coat pocket!!
We have commercials for tactical sunglasses in the U.S. - if I remember right something to do with the military using them in the desert because reducing glare can save your life, or a demonstration using people who have never looked through polarized sunglasses being amazed at the view.
I got an XT2CR and the secondary button failed after just 2 months (defective contact, only works when pressing really hard on it - i cleaned and tightened everything, problem still there). Banggood wasn’t helpful, Klarus wasn’t helpful (they redirected me back to Banggood). The best I could get out of it was 20 bucks back from Banggood. And that took 2 1/2 months, 12 emails, 5 pictures, 2 videos and LOTS of text and nerves. As I consider myself decent at soldering, I ordered a 10 pack of SMD buttons (the same one as Klarus uses from the looks of it) and will repair it myself. So much for the Klarus 5 years warranty. Pretty disappointing and very frustrating experience nevertheless.
Afterwards I found out on Amazon (German and US) that the XT2CR seems to be defective very often, even DOA.
Agreed. Sadly, I got to that conclusion only after carrying the XT2CR on me for a while. It just wasn’t a pleasant UI for me. I know that some people out there like the UI. I just don’t see why. No firefly mode, not even hidden proved to be very inconvenient as the lowest mode is already too bright to read a map or text in the dark or looking for your keys without blinding yourself. In the outdoor mode (the only one that allows to turn the light on in anything other than Turbo) I often pressed the secondary switch too when trying to momentarily press the main switch. And of course it instantly switched to the lowest mode. Which is very bad for a “tactical” use case in my opinion (and for an “outdoor” use case as well). And without a tactical ring it’s pretty slippery as well.
i know many here are just average civilian user who doesnt need such feature so to make fun about, but i deal a lot with those great folks that never show up in forums like these ’cause they’re usually too busy out there maintaining the law infrastructure to ensure you not living in a lawless country, thus they do need practical flashlight for serious situation, and from what they told me all they need mostly is just a good old surefire style raised up tailswitch that always turns on at highest setting, no need for tailstand and sideswitches, and a tactical flashlight doesnt need all kind of complicated modes and switches like market is advertising today, keeping it simple for easy operation under stress is the practical tactical design
klarus used to fits the bill for them back in several years ago however recently they’re pretty much ruining it, my last flashlight from them is an XT1A after my first XT11GT, its bright but damn complicated features which i kept it locked out and only use the tailswitch function, the only selling point they have is the brightness otherwise complete garbage
its very stupid for klarus to get rid of the tactical grip-ring while still leaving a space there for it to collect dust overtime, the older XT2C in xpl hi version at 1100 lumens has a good seal in between the tailcap and body unlike the new XT2CR, yet it doesnt included tactical grip-ring as standard accessories and also not widely sold separately
not to mention klarus has really poor internals, heavy parasite drain on battery for most of their USB rechargeable version also PWM on low modes despite klarus claimed all their flashlights constant current
if you check around for older reviews of klarus lights, its a clear indication what lies klarus made before still remains despite they took down some of the false claims from their website
i used to be a big fan of klarus flashlights and often lurk around their website, in particular i notice the XT2CR and XT11GT were both claimed to have constant current drive in the early release date before they removed the description months later, which is why most older reviews will indicate the remains of false claims while new kids like you forgotten what klarus did behind the scene