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Armytek Dobermann Pro XPL 1200lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI LED
1200 lm output
36250 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Armytek Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1200 lm output, 36250 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 381 m.

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Armytek Dobermann Pro XPL / DOBPROXPL

The Dobermann Pro XPL is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 7 modes of lighting. The Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Armytek Dobermann Pro XPL specifications

BrandArmytek
NameDobermann Pro XPL
TypeDOBPROXPL
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1418 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight115 g
Length140 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsgray

The Dobermann Pro XPL is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating gray color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch of the Dobermann Pro XPL is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1200 lm
Intensity36250 cd
Throw381 m
CD/LM factor30.21

The 1200 lm output of Dobermann Pro XPL provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight has 36250 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes7 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The Dobermann Pro XPL doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
rubber ring
spare rubber cover
tactical ring

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. When you clip the flashlight to a good spot, you can angle or position it. This will give you hands-free light. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Dobermann Pro XPL flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Armytek flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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