How heavy this flashlight really is (with batteries)?
Will the Gear Keeper retractor be able hold it?
Realize that this is a large strobe....about the size of those standard Mag lights that were popular awhile back, but with a much narrower grip. It definitely weighs in less than 2lbs with most of that weight coming from the batteries. Great primary light...very bright underwater. I'm very satisfied with it thus far. As i've only been on 1 trip since purchasing it, i havent dove with it much. A couple night dives with one shallow dive that lasted 90 mins. It was bright throughout and no problems!
It's heavy, like a regular flashlight that is that long. I don't know about the retractor sine I did not put batteries in it and put it in the water. There are other flashlights that are a lot smaller that are about the same price and brightness. Think this is intended for rescue diving. Vthats amll we can figure
Don't buy this light, it is heavy but that's not the problem. There is a button on the bottom that you push in to turn it on and they say in the directions you need to clean it after every few times you use it. What a pain but I still did it and it still stopped working.
The light is pretty heavy outside water however down under you wont notice the weight. The gear keeper retractor shouldn't have a problem. It's a great light for the price. I use it on the lower light setting for best results...the bright is almost too bright. Can't go wrong.
have not used this light yet.
I reduce my weights by 2.5 lbs when carrying this light.
Too heavy for a gear retractor, I added a large snap link to use to attach to a D ring from the bottom of my BC.
It is an awesome light.
It's really large and heavy. Forget using a retractor. It will hit your knees
It's really not that heavy at all (especially in the water) and would depend on your gear keeper. I just attach it to my BC and tuck it inside; it's not bulky at all and incredibly bright. When I need it; slide it out still attached to gear keeper, and then tuck it back in when not in use. Great light for the price; use in in and out of the water!
This is a fairly large light and has substantial weight, but a larger retractor should hold it fine - mine does.
I haven't weighed it, but this is a pretty heavy flashlight. I would be surprised if a normal retractor would hold it. It does seem to be robust and well built, though.
The light is surprisingly not heavy for its size. Batteries are about half it's weight for a total of about 2lbs. I am not sure which Gear Keeper retractor you are using, but my heavy duty retractor (used on my gauges) would easily retract and hold this light.