On The Water is a fisherman’s magazine from northeast America, focussing on fishing and boating In New England, New York and New Jersey. Every winter, the staff at OTW compiles a list of the products they used and loved the previous season, and the Q7xr made the 2017 list.
Here is what OTW writes about the Q7xr:
“Good Lord this is one heck of a flashlight.
If you’re a secretive surfcaster looking to keep a low profile, this is definitely not the light for you. But if you want a compact flashlight that can illuminate a target over 1,000 feet away, look no further, this is the flashlight of your dreams.
Even at a steep cost of $200, I couldn’t resist buying one after seeing my friend use it one night while we were spotlighting blue crabs. The Suprabeam was twice as bright as my rechargeable spotlight, and froze the crabs in their tracks. I quickly developed flashlight envy, and went online the next day and bought one.
The Q7XR flashlight is blindingly bright. At 1000 lumens at full intensity, it is one of the most powerful handheld flashlights on the market, yet it is also one of the most compact at just 6-1/2 inches long. It features three different settings: 1000 lumen, 450 lumen, 200 lumen, as well as a mind-altering strobe function. It’s telescoping lens can adjust the beam focus from a powerful 5° spotlight to a 70° floodlight. It runs for up to 9 hours on one of the two supplied rechargeable, ultra-high capacity lithium-ion batteries.
This is an excellent light for anyone who wants searchlight-like functionality in a compact flashlight.”