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This turns out to be a standered torch as where i was expecting a little more after reading some reviews and paying more than value for a plain dull brightness and not very good flood capabilities.It`s used in 6:30 a.m winter light levels for dog walking in an unlit park and is only just up-to the task of keeping a track of them.Build quality looks and feels very good so wouldn`t call it a waste of money compared to a cheaper product but will not be buying Maglite torches in the future.
This review is for the Maglite 3-cell D flashlight.
It is way heavier than I thought it was. There are two different weights listed on the ordering page and it was confusing.
*3.5 oz In the "compare with similar items" section just above the reviews, the product weight is given as 3.5 oz.
*30 oz Further up the page is a comparison of all the Maglite flashlights of this type. Here the weight for the 3-cell flashlight is listed as 30 oz. That's almost 2 pounds, too heavy for me to hold comfortably. I didn’t notice the 30 oz description.
* With or without batteries Now that I’m looking at it again, I realize that the company description specifies that the 30 oz weight is "WITH BATTERIES". (Apparently one D alkaline battery weighs 135 grams. Three of them would equal 405 grams or 14 oz. or .9 pound.)
Bottom line: the flashlight is quite big and weighs about 2 pounds when you use it, not 3.5 ounces.
Its a good mag-lite. Solid as can be. Top quality everything but now that LED technology has become so good there is just no comparing. This flash light just isnt as bright as the newer LED models. It is definetly worth the $6 more to upgrade to the mag-lite LED 3D cell flashlight (same exact flashlight but LED).