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Going Gear x Olight Cerakote Series

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Gabriel Colin
Going Gear x Olight Cerakote Series

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Whether you’re just starting out in EDC, a veteran looking for something specific to cover your lighting bases, or a collector looking for flashlights that don’t just come in black or tan, Olight has something for everyone. They offer some of the most popular lights on the market, unique form factors you won’t find anywhere else, and keep a healthy pace of limited edition colorways for many of their models. On top of all that, now they’ve partnered with website Going Gear to produce a line of Cerakote-coated models to add both protection and collectibility to some of Olight’s most popular (and some of our favorite) models.

S1R Baton II Caribbean Blue

Olight's S1R Baton II joined the fray as the upgrade to their original S1R, a light made popular due to its convenient magnetic charging and intense output for a pocket flashlight. While it uses the same Cree XM-L2 LED as its predecessor and is also able to use a CR123A lithium primary, it now runs off of an included IMR 16340 rechargeable battery. You do lose some runtime due to the smaller capacity, but the S1R II is now able to push out a top end of 1000 lumens on Turbo before dropping down to a more manageable ~300 lumens after about a minute. Its 4 other modes, including a Low setting that gives 0.5 lumens up to 8 days and direct access to Strobe, is navigated with the S-series's tried-and-true single side button interface.

Cerakote coating gives this compact powerhouse an eye-catching Caribbean Blue colorway offset by a black clip. The ceramic-based finish gives the light even more resistance to wear, tear, impacts, and corrosion, giving the light the durability it needs to be your everyday staple.

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i3T Battle Worn Blue

What the i3T might lack in power, it makes up for in convenience. The i3T is a slim and compact light, featuring a tail switch activation with an output of up to 180 lumens. It’s powered by a single AAA alkaline or NiMH battery, which means you’ll always have quick access to a battery replacement whenever the juice runs dry, while still being able to use a sustainable alternative fuel. A dual direction pocket clip gives you options for carrying it in your pocket, attaching it to your hat for hands-free work or attaching it to a strap, for easy reach. Despite measuring 3.5“, it only weights 1.45 oz, while retaining an IPX8 rating for water resistance, on top of the Battle Worn Blue Cerakote coating.

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M2R Pro Warrior OD Green

The M2R Pro Warrior is the new and improved M2R, with a Turbo output bumped up to 1,800 lumens from 1,500 and almost double the beam intensity from a Cree XHP35 HI LED. While mostly retaining the dimensions and overall weight of its predecessor, the M2R Pro Warrior is powered by a 5,000 mAh 21700 battery for up to 1,200 hours of runtime on its 1-lumen Low. Charging is still in the same magnetic tail dock style, albeit now delivering a 2A current. The aluminum alloy body now sports a pronounced knurling pattern for a better grip, and a more aggressive crenelated bezel. The tail switch is almost silent and allows for tail standing, even though the M2R Pro Warrior has it raised for easier activation. Modes can be cycled through with the side switch, located towards the head, and a twist of the tail enables lockout to prevent accidental activation during transport.

A military-inspired OD Green was the choice of Cerakote for this collaboration Warrior, adding even more resilience to its IPX8-rated water and impact resistance.

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