Every folding blade knife and multi-tool enthusiast knows the weakest part of a gadget is typically the area that sees the most use. For instance, a folding knife often breaks at the point where it opens and closes, and the attachments most likely to break off of multi-tools are those that see the most use. Ingenious knife designer Ron Lake took this tendency into account when designing our innovative Rapid Response Knife. Read on to learn about Lake’s unique design features that prevent each Rapid Response Knife from breaking at the assisted-opening mechanism.
Troops can’t afford a spare hand to carry an LED emergency flashlight. And what with nighttime maneuvers, the need for portable, consistently bright light becomes clear. America’s latest military engagements have been especially demanding of reliable light. As former Marine Geoffery Ingersoll explains, “In Afghanistan, even in Kabul, electricity is not a guarantee, and when it gets dark, it’s really dark. An LED headlamp will make sure you don’t go falling into a hole.” For all of these reasons, an LED headlamp is critical to mission success. If you’re in the market for a military-grade LED headlamp, read on to learn what features you should prioritize.
1. Lightweight. Troops must be mobile and light on their feet – but they also must carry everything for survival on their backs. So every opportunity to lighten up is greatly appreciated. A military-grade LED headlamp should therefore be lightweight – like our HL4 model, weighing in at a mere 4.4 ounces.
Professional firefighter and fireblog.com blogger Mike Morales recently reviewed two COAST Products: the 3.0 version of our Rapid Response Knife and the HP14 professional use LED flashlight. He gave both items a positive review, but it was the HP14 that really won him over. “I love this flashlight,” he said.
Morales appreciates the ergonomic aspects of this torch, including its textured stock, handy weight and heavy-duty protective sheath with belt loop. He found the HP14 to be durable and “unbreakable, as advertised.”
Green stovepipe hat with buckle? Check. “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirt? Check. These are the items most people pack for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. But if you really want to be prepared for anything this March 17, we recommend bringing along an emergency LED flashlight for the reasons listed below.
Pinch accurately. Everyone knows failing to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day will earn you a pinch. But in the darkened atmosphere of your local pub, it can be quite difficult to tell who is actually decked out in appropriately verdant shades. Carry an LED emergency flashlight to make sure every party pooper you pinch deserves it. LED flashlights produce a pure, sun-like light that will allow you to accurately carry out the duties of the “green police.”
If you’ve never been camping with an LED lantern before, we recommend trying it! An LED lantern transforms your campsite into a cozy, friendly place. Board games around the picnic table are just awkward with flashlights; add an LED lantern, however, and you have a perfect playing field. Really, any time spent in camp after dark will be better with an LED lantern around.
Tornado season is just around the corner, and hurricane season isn’t far behind. Before the next catastrophe hits, make sure your home and workplace are equipped with LED emergency area lights. Remember, in the aftermath of a disaster, it may be difficult (if not impossible) to get access to energy. You will need reliable, energy-efficient area lights to get anything done – and to stay safe. Our COAST LED lanterns are an excellent choice, since they boast long run times.
Car mechanics may spend hours at a time underneath cars and trucks, straining to peer deep into engine blocks. A high-quality LED headlamp is crucial in such circumstances. As experienced mechanics can vouch, the cheapo headlamps from drugstores just can’t stand up to the rigors of the car shop. And it’s just plain awkward to cradle a flashlight under your chin while using both hands for repairs. To serve mechanics well, LED lighting must be hands-free and reliable.
Our sincere congratulations go to Evan S. of San Jose, CA, the winner of our January drawing for an HP21 LED flashlight! If you missed out on entering our last HP21 giveaway, don’t despair – you get one last chance to fill out our online entry form and enter February’s drawing.