Coast is a one of my favorite gear manufacturers out there, because their products are always made extremely well. In the past, I’ve worked with their HP550 flashlight, which is a big, bruising, beast of a LED flashlight. Now, I thought it important to feature one of their smaller, more versatile lights… The A25R is a wonderful little light with a range of capabilities. It’s small enough that it can be carried in a pant pocket or a on a belt, or if you’re a backpacker, simply thrown in a rucksack without worry of overburdening your pack.
Coast’s A25R flashlight body is compact, yet ridiculously strong, and the LED is advertised as ‘virtually unbreakable,’ which I can backup. Sure, if you were hellbent on destroying it, you could probably wrought some damage, but with everyday work, even camping in the wilderness, you should notice little to no issues with it over an extended period of use. Coast rates this bad boy in a tiny package as impact resistant, weather resistant and rated at ANSI/F1 standards. Another reason I love Coast is for their lifetime warranty, which only sweetens the deal. All in all, after testing the A25R, I came away very impressed with the quality of build, the materials used, and the overall functionality (and brightness) of the flashlight. When I just have to get away and hike off into the woods, I’ll be relying on Coast to get me through the dark times. Will you?
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen