Here's the Stylus Pro LTR. This was a great little light!
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Long-Term Report: February 5, 2008
I used the Stylus Pro on a two overnight backpacking trips in Los Padres National Forest.
On the first trip, I camped at an elevation of about 4,500 ft (1,370 m), the nighttime
temperature was around 35 F (2 C), and there was no precipitation. On my second trip, I
camped at an elevation of about 2,000 ft (600 m) and the nighttime temperature was
about 40 F (4 C). There was light rain.
I used the Stylus Pro several times while sampling creek water in the dark during storms.
The temperature was around 45 F (7 C) during the evenings and about 35 F (2 C) on one
early morning. The elevation was near 100 ft (30 m).
I also continued using the Stylus Pro on my after-dark dog walks where temperatures
were in the 40s F (4 to 10 C), the elevation was near sea level and conditions were clear.
This flashlight is great. It has replaced my old favorite small flashlight and I plan on
continuing to bring this light with me on my backpacking trips as my only light.
The light is very bright and the beam extends quite far. When I was working in the pitch
black, I was able to clearly read stream levels from painted marks on a bridge 30 ft (9 m)
away. Of course, the beam was great at closer range as well.
Ease of Use
This flashlight is so small and light that I found myself throwing it in my backpack or
purse all the time, just in case I might need it. When I was out backpacking, I liked that I
could just touch the end of the light briefly to peer inside my pack or spotlight a pot of
boiling water. Even though I also had a headlamp with me on my trips, I found that I
actually preferred to use this light either as a handheld flashlight or as a headlamp tucked
inside my beanie. I never dropped the flashlight when I used it in my beanie, but I kind of
wish the clip was positioned the opposite way so I could clip it to my hat. I suppose that's
not the normal way of using the light, though.
When I was working outside at night during a couple of storms, I was glad this flashlight
is waterproof. Even after a thorough soaking and tossing the light in the mud a couple of
times, I haven't seen any water get inside casing.
I have had no problems with the durability of this flashlight. It has taken a beating (or five
or six), but still works well and the lens isn't scratched. I haven't yet had to change the
batteries and haven't seen the light output decrease significantly. At this point, I've
probably had the light on for a total of eight hours or so.
This concludes my Test Series. Thank you to Streamlight and BackpackGearTest.org for
providing me with the opportunity to test the Stylus Pro flashlight.