Hello everyone and I hope this finds you all well!

 I received a powerful flashlight from a website company called Stupid Bright. The Fenix TK-35 flashlight is a handheld workhorse. This light puts out 860 lumen on "turbo" and 15 lumen on "Low"


It comes with 4 batteries CR123A (which are pricey but you can get rechargeable ones). It also comes with a wrist lanyard, holster and extra o-ring. It is made from hard anodized aircraft grade aluminum and is very tough. Ive seen videos on YouTube where people have t

hrown this down the street and even submerged and froze it solid! It still worked. 

This flashlight is TOUGH! 

Now, here is a very valid question "Can I take this flashlight backpacking"? The answer is both yes and no!


Yes you can take it backpacking if you do not mind the weight. It weighs in at 13.5 oz which is too heavy for me to bring backpacking so no you cant take it because its too heavy! I would leave it at home or in the car or use it car camping. When I go backpacking i usually go as light as I can and take only the minimum so this light would not work for me to carry. 

Is it a great light? Undoubtedly...


Here are some facts from Stupid Bright's website:

The high-intensity Fenix TK35 LED flashlight blasts a stunning 860-lumen beam up to 340m to light up the night for camping, hiking or waiting out a power outage.

  • Featuring 4 brightness settings, the flashlight has a single high-quality Cree XM-L (U2) LED that outputs 860 lumens on turbo and 15 lumens on low
  • 4 CR123A lithium batteries (included) provide up to 1 hr. 37 min. of use on turbo, 6 hrs. 48 min. on high, 23 hrs. on mid and 130 hrs. on low
  • 2 strobe modes output 860 lumens and 120 lumens
  • Over discharge protection circuit protects the batteries effectively
  • Patented battery holder made of PC quality material - wear resistant and shock resistant 
  • Regulated output maintains consistent light output over the lifetime of the batteries
  • Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation
  • Rugged hard-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum body will stand up to regular use in the outdoors
  • Flashlight has an IPX8 water resistance rating for protection against prolonged immersion in water deeper than 1m (3.3 ft.)
  • 2 buttons on the tail cap let you turn the light on and switch between modes; easy to operate with 1 hand
  • Low-voltage warning function to remind users of low power
  • Digitally-regulated output (maintains constant brightness)
  • Can also operate on two 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (not included)
  • Fenix TK35 LED flashlight includes a lanyard, spare O ring and a holster
  • 24 months free repair & limited lifetime warranty

Lighting Modes:

- Turbo: 860 Lumens (Runs 1.6 hrs)*

- High: 365 Lumens (Runs 6.75 hrs)

- Medium - 120 Lumens (Runs 23 hrs)

- Low -15 Lumens (Runs 130 hrs)

- Strobe - 860 Lumens

- SOS - 120 Lumens 

 Package Content:

- 2 x Tenergy CR123A Lithium battries 4nos (Non-rechargeable)

- Fenix TK35 Flashlight Holster

- Fenix lan yard

- Fenix Instructions manual

- Fenix warranty card

 * After operating 25 minutes on Turbo mode, the light will automatically drop back to high mode to conserve battery life

 Check out my video review below...