The Olight S1R II Baton is a rechargeable 1,000 lumen everyday-carry flashlight that features a TIR optic lens to produce a powerful and clear beam with a balanced hotspot. Boasting five levels of brightness plus a Strobe mode for emergencies, this is one EDC essential you’ll want to have on hand at all times.
An upgrade over the still-incredible S1R, the S1R II uses the same Cree XM-L2 LED as its predecessor. However, it also boasts a CR123A lithium primary and can now run off its included IMR 16340 rechargeable battery. You lose a bit of runtime, to be sure. But the successor will lend you a maximum lumen rating of 1,000 on Turbo.
The flashlight weighs less than two ounces and is small enough to fit inside any pocket or bag. It comes with a dual-direction pocket clip to secure the flashlight during travel or for hands-free operations. It now also features a side button with a LED indicator. That means you can always be aware of the battery level.
In terms of battery, it’s now more convenient to charge this bad boy up. That’s because it uses Olight’s new Magnetic Charging Cable II standard, or MCCII. This effectively makes the flashlight compatible with Olight’s chargers and cables for their other magnetically rechargeable flashlights. You’ll get a MCCII cable with every purchase, in addition to a soft pouch, a lanyard, and a handy battery case to hold and carry everything together.
The S1R II Baton is proof that Olight knows how to make the smallest and most convenient EDC tools without sacrificing quality. While it’s not a terribly innovative flashlight by any stretch of the imagination, you’ll surely want it as part of your EDC kit.