Nextorch K3RT Review: Could This Penlight Save Your Life?

Nextorch K3RT Review: Could This Penlight Save Your Life?

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Nextorch K3RT – Self-defense pen light? Could this pen save your life?

General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• So today we’ll be looking a something different – it’s the Nextorch K3RT, a tactical penlight with unique features that you don’t see in other similar penlights.
• This is what you get in the box – quite basic.
• Comparison with Olight O’Pen – these pens are designed with very different purposes.

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• Good quality machining – anodized aluminum. It’s surprisingly grippy even though there’s no knurling. There is a steel clip that joins directly into the body. Perfect for a shirt pocket or jeans pocket. Slightly head heavy.
• Metal tailswitch. It feels grippy and ergonomic with your thumb on the end.
• Stainless steel bezel, three glass breaking /striking beads. You could use this to break a car window in an emergency. Cree XPG3 LED. OP reflector. Glass lens.
• USB-C charging. You need to connect the cable and then click the pen to the ‘on’ position, or it won’t charge. I saw a few negative reviews from people who didn’t realize they had to do this and thought it was broken. I think this pen has a 10440 cell (320mAh) inside but the rear of the enclosure is glued on, so I can’t check easily.

UI – modes
• Half press to cycle modes. Full press to lock.
• 2 second mode memory. You can set it to remember high or strobe.
• Half press vs. full press

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• CCT, CRI, Ceiling bounce test

• Would prefer no-delay memory mode. This would make sure the light always starts in the way you want, even if you double-press accidentally.
• Unsure if the battery is replaceable. Could be a 10440 cell inside or a lithium polymer cell. Would need to open it up, but unable to do so without a strap wrench.

This is quite a unique penlight that is tailored to tactical/EDC enthusiasts. I like the strike bezel and strobe feature the best – it’s surprising how bright this light is up close too.

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