Reviewer's Overall Rating (Out of 5):
|Switch:||Reverse Tailcap Clicky|
|Modes:||3 Modes: Moon - High - Low|
|LED Type:||1 x XP-G2 (Cool White)|
|Price:||$17.99 (With Amazon Prime)|
|Provided By:||Thorfire: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017B58N1Y|
Solid build quality.
Smoothly machined edges.
Tight tolerances/great fitting parts.
Solid Moon mode (Great for walking around at night, indoors).
Well spaced modes.
Very stiff clicky. Requires a bit too much force to activate.
Not much to grip apart from the clip.
Standard reverse clicky switch operation.
Click on. Half press for mode change. Moon - High - Low
No memory, it will come back on in moon mode if left off for more than a few seconds.
The moon mode is very good. Similar to the VG15 the PF03 seems to be in the 1-5lm range and is great at night for indoor roaming about in the pitch black.
The high mode matches my brass beauty's max output, and blows the Tank007's output out of the water.
Similar to the 2x AAA version (PF04) the clicky switch is fine without batteries in it. I actually like it quite a bit, but when you install batteries the spring is compressed and it drastically changes the amount of force required to engage the click. I only have eneloop NiMH, and some various alkaline stragglers and they all have the same negative effect on the switch.
Arrived in a small, well packed box. Included was a manual and a replacement O-ring.
Very sturdy clip.
Very good fitment among the parts. Nicely lubed, trapezoidal threads.
From Left to Right:
Eneloop AAA, Eneloop AA, Brass Beauty, Tank007, ThorFire PF03, Thorfire PF03, Solarstorm SC01, Sipik SK68, Convoy S2+.
ThorFire PF03 next to the 2x AAA ThorFire PF04.
Apart from the stiff tailcap clicky switch there's not much else to note in the negative column.
Smooth, well-made threads, great UI, solid output, and a decent tint overshadow the unfortunate switch.
The ThorFire PF03 is a very nice AAA pen flashlight. I rate the PF03 a 4 out of 5.