The Hidden Gem of Budget Throwers!
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I review the Convoy S6 with CSLNM1.TG – this is a hidden gem that I can’t believe I missed out on. It’s the perfect budget tactical thrower, and anyone can get one! It’s basically a better-looking, throwier version of the S2+. Find out why this is my new favorite budget thrower in my video.
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Convoy S6 NM1 Review
General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• I’ve been searching for the ‘best’ budget tactical thrower with high candela, and I think I may have found the one! This is the S6 – it’s a little-known Convoy host that has a deep reflector and clean design that costs less than your lunch. After trying out many different flashlights, I find that I prefer carrying around ones like this that are the same diameter all the way through. More comfortable.
• What comes in the box: lanyard, battery (if purchased with the light), the light
• Size comparison with S2+, FC12, PD35R, Warrior Mini 3
Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• I love the clean and minimalistic design. High-quality machining and electronics, especially at this price point. Checkered knurling increases grip, as the actual anodizing is quite smooth. Some small cutouts on the battery tube, and areas to attach a clip. Single switch on tailcap (reverse clicky).
• This one comes with an NM1. You should get this one if you’re looking for maximum candela. You can also get one with an SFT40. LED is perfectly centered. The reflector is almost twice as long as the one in the S2+. Simple bezel, smooth, no crenulation. You can access the LED easily by unscrewing the pill. As usual with Convoy, you can mod your lights easily.
• There are two beefy-looking springs under the head and on the tailcap – great for absorbing impact.
UI – modes
• 12 groups. I have the 5-mode grouping (0.1, 1, 10, 35, 100%). You can set it to 100% mode only and use this as a ‘tactical’ mode. You can also deactivate memory mode too. This is handy if you want the light to always start in the first mode. Reverse clicky – press completely to switch on. Half-press to cycle between modes.
Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• CCT, CRI, Ceiling bounce test
• Intense hotspot with usable spill. Up close on a white wall, there are some small artefacts but the hotspot is still round and powerful – you don’t notice this at all after 20-50m.
• No onboard charging. Would be nice if Convoy included a clip (preferably deep carry).
• Reduced output due to the NM1 emitter.
• Gets hot after prolonged use at 100%.
• Other than that, I can’t think of any other considerations – you get so much value at this price point.
• This is hands down my favorite budget pocket thrower. It’s so affordable, that almost anyone can have one. I love the clean design and the wow factor you get when using this light long distance. It’s hard to believe a light of this size can throw nearly 500m. In terms of candela, it outperforms all of my other tactical throwers of this size, even ones that are 10x more expensive. I’ll leave the link to Simon’s store below in the description if you want to get one. You can get this light for the lowest price there.