THE LOWDOWN: "Solid performer" is how the panel summed up the XP2. "This one can take a beating," Sawyer said. "Though not extremely bright, it's easy to use." DeLoe and Kennedy described the output as "plenty bright." DeLoe deemed it "better than most handheld flashlights," praising the battery life, too.
Editor's Note: This lamp has been upgraded. The newest version, called the XP ($55), puts out a maximum of 160 lumens compared with just 80 and features Constant Lighting technology, which is designed to keep the brightness from decreasing as the batteries lose power.