In 2007 I got a Fenix T1. It’s rated at 60 and 225 lumens, which up to that point far outshone any of the Sure-Fires I had. Phenomenal light. The advances in flashlight technology have been astounding in the last few years. Not to mention that it’s built like a tank. (This video will give you a sense of just how mind bogglingly tough it really is.)
For some more reviews of it, CPF has this indepth look at it. This is another great CPF review, which shows that this is a better light than one of those big hand held 1,000,000 candlepower spotlights. (It should be noted that this light is now several years old, and Fenix has come out with several lights that far surpass this one. This isn’t Maglite we’re dealing with here.)
The pouch that came with it left some thing to be desired however. It has a belt loop on the back that could detach at the bottom via velcro, and a velcro closure. You’ll notice that I have a bit of an aversion to velcro for the most part, and that I like transforming everything I have to be PALS compatible.
As usual, this was sewn on the daily train commute. It’s ugly, but it works.