For a sub $10.00 flashlight, The SEAL Torch 2000 is a great deal!- A tactical flashlight with a 700 lumen XML-T6 LED bulb that lets you see absolutely everything! It has a telescoping lens that lets you zoom in for a super-tight, nearly blinding beam or…zoom back casting a wide spotlight that illuminates an entire room.
The Seal Torch 2000 is durable enough to beat with a hammer or even run over with a massive truck. And it’s waterproof too! As with anything, it does have its flaws… but this is still hands down one of the best flashlights I’ve seen to date (and I’ve gotten my hands on quite a few!)
For the full details check out our hands-on review of the Seal Torch 2000 Mini below:.
There are so many “free” flashlights on the market that it’s hard to figure out if any of them are worth a damn…
You’ll also see a lot of people that disparage a flashlight as a defensive tool.
You’ll always hear “I’ll just grab my gun instead” and yes you should have a firearm (and be properly trained in how to use and maintain it) but the fact of the matter is….
You can’t hit what you can’t see.
I’ve been using the Seal Torch 2000 for a while now and here are my thoughts so far:
Incredibly Bright: The XML-T6 is a fairly standard bulb in most high powered flashlights, and for good reason! They are BLINDINGLY bright! At about 700 lumens…. the Seal Torch 2000 is powerful enough to make any would-be attacker go from serious thug to “deer in headlights” in a fraction of a second.
Pinpoint Zoom: The quick zoom feature on the Seal Torch 2000 means you can light up an entire room in your house or with a quick pull on the end of the light, focus the beam for pinpoint accuracy that can be seen for 100’s of yards. (please disregard the state of my closet…)
Durable and well built: the aluminum design is tough while remaining lightweight so it won’t feel like a burden in your pack. I’ve also dropped this off of my second story balcony and it still fired RIGHT UP!
4 Stage Light gives you a ton of options: The 4 stage light gives you options- Super bright for pinpoint accuracy, a low-level light for battery efficiency, a strobe feature to disorient or blind an attacker temporarily, and even a built in SOS mode to help you get to safety if needed (this thing can be seen for miles) and it’s super simple to use ( just give the big green button on the back a “half push” to switch modes
Beveled defense edge: While a good rule of thumb is to never let an attacker get close enough to reach out in touch you. If they do get that close, the beveled edge on the Seal Torch 2000 will cause some pretty wicked damage and make them think twice about coming for you again.
Bonus Fire Starter: I haven’t seen this talked about in any other reviews that I’ve come across, but the lens inside the Seal Torch 2000 makes a pretty good fire starter in a pinch! Just pop the lens out and focus the suns rays onto your tinder and in a few seconds it’ll start smoking and with a little care, you’ll have a roaring fire in no time!
Normally, this is where I would list out a bullet point of all of the things I didn’t like about the Seal Torch 2000… but the truth is, there is only ONE thing I disliked about it…. and it’s this
The Seal Torch 2000 does everything right…except for this adapter… I hate having to search for multiple batteries. and this adapter is just another thing for me to drop or lose.
However, I found out that after you claim your free seal torch 2000, you get the option to upgrade to a rechargeable battery kit. (when you get your’s I highly recommend doing this upgrade and keeping the adapter only as a backup)
**UPDATE** After a few weeks of use I have started to notice some wear on the threads for the battery cap. On closer inspection, the threading is very shallow (and seems to be fairly common on most flashlights. But the amount of use that I’ve put into this light over the last few weeks is much more than most people will do in months. so it shouldn’t be a problem. But I did want to caution you on the threads
**TIP** Instead of spinning the cap clockwise, twist it counter-clockwise (with light pressure) until you hear or feel the cap click or push down slightly. This is the end of the male thread going past the end of the female thread. Once you feel this, you know the threads are perfectly aligned, and you can begin to turn the cap clockwise to tighten it normally (this should help you keep from cross threading the cap and keep your Seal Torch 2000 Waterproof and ready to go!
As an FYI if you don’t want to take Cade up on his offer to upgrade to the rechargeable kit, you can always go to your local battery store or Amazon and pick up an 18650 lithium battery and charger combo like the one below:
But I’d highly recommend you take the kit those batteries are guaranteed to work with the Seal Torch 2000- and I’ve had some issues with batteries ordered online in the past).
Why it is free:
**Update** I’ve gone back and reevaluated this flashlight and it looks like they are testing out a few different products to offer you after you claim your free seal torch 2000. I’ve even read accounts of people receiving a slightly different model of the flashlight (I’ve never read anything bad about the light they received, only that it was slightly different looking with all the same functions). So just as an FYI they may make you different offers than what I received but I can only go off of what I was offered.**
They want you to try their monthly Spy & Survival Briefing. It is a digital newsletter for $40/mo. They give you immediate access to Spy & Survival Briefing and make it super easy to cancel the trial if the newsletter isn’t for you. You simply go to an online form and submit your email address to cancel the trial. It couldn’t be easier.
Remember, the membership is 100% optional– you can say no and it won’t affect your free Seal mini tactical flashlight. But if you’ve got a few minutes, listen to what they have to offer, it might be something you’re interested in.
Shipping & Handling: $9.95 and arrives within 7 to 10 days.
Comparable models and what you can expect to pay:
Pricing on tactical flashlights varies WILDLY… I’ve seen the same light with different branding range from 20.00 all the way up to 79.99! Over the last few years however as production costs has gone down and the marketplace has become saturated with options…. the prices have fallen dramatically.
Below are a few that I’ve come across just to show you what you could expect to pay elsewhere:
Honestly, the 2 pack of CREE 900 Lumen Tactical lights looks like a pretty sweet deal with a few caveats… The listing has almost 5 stars in reviews but with only 7 reviewers (not really enough to get a good feel for the quality of the flashlights). Also be wary of many of direct from China companies that list CREE bulbs (the majority of them I’ve come across have been fake… they’re still good lights they just don’t last as long and don’t have quite the quality control).
Ultimately the choice is yours in which light you choose to carry, however, I’d still heavily recommend the Seal Torch 2000.
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A fraction of the size and weight of the old Maglites, The Hybeam Mini gives you a pretty good bang for your buck. The sub $10.00 on what should be a $20-30 flashlight makes this a hell of a deal!
I’d recommend snagging one for yourself and when you get to the order page you can even pick up a few for your loved ones as well <- click here now
Keep in mind that only the first seal torch 2000 is “free” the others will be heavily discounted.
What are your thoughts on the Seal Torch 2000i Are you off to get one of your own? Or are you going to stick with the old standby? Shed a little light on the subject in the comments below.