Stone River SRG1000TRF 1000 Lumen Flashlight
Just when we thought that it wouldn't be possible to produce a compact, ultra-high lumen flashlight, Stone River unveiled this 1,000 lumen LED unit at the 2014 SHOT Show. As we were going over its features, our daughter (now a graduate archeologist) informed us that she would like to take it into the field. What better way to test a flashlight out than send it along with a 23 year old archeologist that travels and works at remote sites around the southwest?
We got our sample shortly before Susannah was scheduled to leave on an expedition in May and it was no sooner out of the box than she claimed ownership. We got to use this incredible flashlight around the farm for less than a week and it was gone. It was great, while it lasted. However, having deferred to our daughter, we would have to wait for her report.
Susannah and Carl only return to home base (our house) to restock their food and wash some clothes. After three weeks in the field, we asked them how the light performed. All they did was smile and say, "It did okay." Just okay?
We told them that if they weren't happy with it, we'd trade them any one of our other flashlights to get it back. To which Sus replied, "Dad, this one is ours! It is the most powerful and compact light we have ever used. You can keep everything else, this one stays with us."
That pretty much says it all. They have tried every flashlight, from multiple manufacturers, that we have reviewed over the past five years.
They keep the SRG1000 in their daypack and use it every night when they leave their excavation site and head back to camp. Because of the remote location of their sites, a powerful and reliable flashlight is an essential piece of equipment. The SRG1000TRF meets those criteria. They really appreciated the fact that it can be recharged from their truck, as there are no wall sockets in the boondocks. Their only recommendation was that it would be nice to have a belt carrying pouch.
Features and Specifications
This flashlight is not cheap; but, quality and reliability rarely are. If you are looking for a flashlight that is reliable and will provide maximum illumination in a compact size, this is the one to buy. It can be ordered directly from the Stone River website at: http://www.stoneriveroutdoors.com
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