Best And Most Powerful LED Torches For Your BugOut Bag

Best And Most Powerful
LED Torches For Your BugOut Bag

Review Of The X7R Marauder Torch

This is the X7R Marauder, made by high end manufacturer, Olight, and in this review I try out this 'coke can' sized torch to see if it's worth adding to my prepping gear.

The X7R Marauder
12,000 Lumens
Of Insane Power!

Firstly, this is not a torch for the faint of heart!
It packs some serious power - enough to turn night into day and light up just about everything in its path.
Standard Olight functionality make this a dream to operate, very easy and very straightforward as you work through the different modes.

Checkout the X7R Latest Price & Availability here;

Here's a short list of the basic X7R specifications:

  • Light Source: 3 x Cree XHP70 CW
    Max. Throw: 380 Meters
    Waterproof: IPX7
  • OutputTurbo S: 12000 - 3000 Lumens(3+120 minutes)
    Turbo: 7000 - 3000 Lumens(12 + 110 minutes)
    Mode 3: 3000 Lumens(130 minutes)
    Mode 4: 1000 Lumens(6 hours)
    Mode 5: 500 Lumens(14 hours)
    Mode 6: 10 Lumens(30 days)

Weighing in at 665 grams and approximately the same size of an iPhone6s long, this feels like a really solid bit of kit.

It means business and during my test, out performed my expectations.
The X7R has a host of nifty little features that make this a very desirable, high end torch.

On/Off lock, motion detection and battery condition are shown here, and indicated by a really cleaver cats eye indicator that double up as your main mode switch.

Unlike most previous Olight torches I have owned, the X7R has a  completely sealed battery compartment, meaning it is not accessible unless you decide to dismantle the whole torch (something I do not recommend!).

Instead there is a really fast, 3x faster USB Type-C charging port in the tail end.

You access this by turning the waterproof end cowl ring.

I found that charging was, in fact, very fast, although it did take a lot of power out of my charge bank when I recharged out in the forest away from mains power.
Not necessarily a problem, but worth considering.

The X7R runs on four of the 3000mAh 18650 rechargeable batteries, which are sealed inside the case. You can see now why it uses a lot of my charge bank power when recharging....

But by sealing everything into the casing you get an IPX7 waterproof rating - the IPX7 means you can submerse the torch into water upto a depth of one meter without and water ingress or failure.

So using the torch in the rain or with wet hands presents no problem at all.

All in all I found the X7R to be quite exceptional, and the performance was beyond my expectations.

* Here's my review video showing all the functions and a night time test.

* Here's Where To Buy
The X7R Marauder

The Olight X7R Marauder 12,000 Lumans Hand Torch

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Steve Hart

UK Preppers Guide

So what do you think?
There's no denying it, this is one hell of a powerful torch, especially when you consider the actual size of it..!

I have tried to cover all aspects of this torch and as you can see, the performance is exceptional, and it really does turn night into day.

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    • Gary on May 17, 2020 at 11:14 pm
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    The only downside to white light torches is when trying to lay low in a SHTF senario, I would use green or red light and not super bright power at that. I stealth camped on the outskirts of my town for over 4 years and used a white light with it inside a red bag.

    Impressive torch but it’s not for me.

    • Lofty Coates on July 16, 2018 at 5:35 am
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    Are there any prepper groups in the Portsmouth. & South coast Hampshire areas as I would like to join. Thank you.

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