iTP and its sister company Olight both release a holiday set each year with some of their popular lights at a decent price. We looked at one of the Olight ones recently, but the iTP version, the Solar Traveler Set, is maybe my favorite. The set includes an R01 and titanium A3, both with the latest and greatest CREE XP-G S2 LED. Like the name suggests, the set also includes a solar charger, along with the requisite adapters and cables to charge not only the R01, but also any other device that can be charged off of a USB cable.
The solar charger is a nice little unit, with enough capacity to charge during the day and recharge your gadgets at night. It even has a little LED light built in, making it three flashlights in the kit (OK, maybe 2.5). A lot of companies will put together kits during the holidays with extras of questionable value, so it is nice to see a company adding in some stuff that is truly useful.
iTP got an awful lot of attention lately for their AAA lights, the A3 EOS and the similar lights they made for County Comm’s brand, Maratac.Ã‚ After entering the tiny and bright market, I guess they figured the next logical step would be the big and bright market.
iTP just announced the A6 Polestar, a light using six AA batteries and a CREE MC-E LED for a whopping 700 lumens.Ã‚ These days, 700 lumens is becoming common for premium lights, but the A6 is coming in at around half the price of competing lights from Fenix, Jetbeam, Olight, and other companies.Ã‚ iTP also took quite a departure from the tactical mindset that manufacturers are stuck in and put the switch on the side instead of on the tail.Ã‚ Some will like that and some will hate it, but at least they are not just copying everyone else like so many other brands.
I know I’m a dealer and (very) biased, but I really can’t wait to see what they do next.
iTP Light has just released a slick little AAA light, the A3 EOS. The A3 EOS comes in two different versions, standard and upgrade, both using a CREE XP-E Q5. The standard edition has one brightness at 80 lumens and the upgrade edition has three brightnesses. The best part? The standard edition is $18.50 and the upgrade edition is $20.50. No, that’s not my cost, that’s YOUR cost.
Both versions come with a pocket clip and a nice little keychain. I’m impressed with what they have done with this little light, and am excited to see what other people think about it.
I have the standard edition on the way, and it should be here by the end of July. The upgrade edition will soon follow.
I know, I’m doing a pretty crappy job of writing non Going Gear posts.Ã‚ I have a lot of new brands and items these days, so I promise I’ll get back to some gear and skills info soon.
Anyway, I have another new flashlight brand in the store.Ã‚ This time it’s iTP Light, a relatively unknown company, but one that will definitley become more well known very soon.Ã‚ They make great flashlights with nice designs and the latest technology.Ã‚ Their prices are also very reasonable compared to other premium flashlight brands, which is a sweet bonus.
ITP Light describes their designs as “bullet shaped,” which gives them a different look compared to the average light out there.Ã‚ The nice part of those designs is that they are very comfortable to hold in the hand, regardless of how you hold them.