I lost my Jetbeam-1 MK flashlight. This flashlight snuck into my life and became a daily fixture and then like that stray that comes to your Backporch a few nights in a row, it was gone. That was a very busy day, I put a lot of miles on the bike, visited clients, had a photo shoot. I was really bothered, I don’t like to lose things I like. Let me tell you, my hand is just patting my thigh all the time now, just to be sure my lousy backup light doesn’t leave my side. Truth be told I’d love for my lousy backup flashlight to leave.
I think I’ve talked about the Thorfire TG06S before. I’ve certainly taken pictures of it.
This is a budget pocket torch which really is more than adequate and quite exciting for non flashaholic folk. It runs on a traditional AA battery, or if you want to get fancy and sustainable you can run it with a 14500 battery. The upside is that you would be well on the road of not using disposable batteries for a device you use regularly. You would also get such a bright light, in a flashlight that isn’t much bigger than your ring finger.
This paragraph originally started with the sentence “I’m only going to talk about the Thorfire TG06S for a few more sentences.” ROTFL! The cons of this flashlight is that pocket placement leaves you with almost an inch of the head pointing out of your pocket; I don’t get that. I think all pocket flashlights should be flush. The Thorfire TG06S also chews through batteries. Once you realize you can have so much power in a small light, it is addicting, depending on your use case you might be like me charging every third day or so. This is less than desirable in my opinion, but who am I to complain. I charge the battery in the evening and I’m back in business. Lastly the Thorfire TG06S doesn’t have memory mode. So if you like the setting of “not so bright” which is one click after the starting setting of “holy heck this is really freaking bright!” You’re out of luck, cause the Thorfire TG06S is always going to start on the setting of “holy heck this is really freaking bright!”
The flashlight does have a great clip, and also a great tail switch. The Thorfire TG06S starts on bright which makes it idea for people who like to use flashlights throughout the daylight hours. And switching to the lower settings is just half clicks on the tail switch, you get good at doing it after awhile.
The Thorfire TG06S is the Everyman budget flashlight. No one else should get it. Only the man who only wants to spend $15 on a great flashlight should buy this bugger. And even then said Everyman should still pony up for buying himself a 14500 battery and a charger. Now I’ve taken the Everyman to say $25. This is all about the buy in. The Everyman doesn’t want to hear such shit. I barely had him convinced to pay $15 and now I’m suggesting he get a weird battery and a proprietary charger; tis true... That said on a high quality AA battery the The Thorfire TG06S will still please the Everyman.
That’s the thing about the The Thorfire TG06S, it is a good flashlight. It isn’t the best, but I’m still carrying it daily and it is still asking what I want of it, even though I have other flashlights, it is such a small package I leave with he cons of it, at least for now. I finally broke down and repurchased my Jetbeam-1 MK and a couple of other lights to play with, cause apparently I’m obsessed with flashlights.
I use flashlights daily, frequently, this is a high touch situation and I’ve decided not to feel guilty about the fact that my desires are very particular given the time of day and kind of work I’m doing. I own half a dozen shovels; I didn’t see that coming, let me tell you. Now that I own all of these shovels I get why my first twenty years using a shovel was so painful, I never had the right one! The Thorfire TG06S is officially a piece of backup kit for me, and it does a fine job working when I call on it.