Coleman Battery Lock Divide Flashlight Review
For many reviews, I take a peek at the company to see about their history and what they’re really all about. Everyone has heard of Coleman as they’ve been an industry leader for years in the outdoor camping world. Coleman was founded in 1900 by William Coffin Coleman who started selling, of all things, a gasoline pressure lamp. Fast forward 115 years, and the ingenuity in outdoor lighting is still at the forefront with the Coleman Battery Lock Flashlight.
First illuminating thoughts on the Coleman Battery Lock Divide Flashlight
The Coleman Battery Lock Divide Flashlights are sturdy, lighter weight (with a heavy duty feel), and have very bright beams of light. The Battery Lock is a great feature because it saves your battery from running out of juice. Most people don’t use flashlights, but for the occasional use or in an emergency. Usually they are tucked away in a drawer, and chances are the batteries have run down. Apparently, when the batteries are in constant contact with the flashlight, there is this effect called ‘ghost drain.’ It’s always at the most inopportune times when a flashlight leaves you in the dark. The Coleman Battery Lock Divide Flashlight aims to prevent that from happening.
Technical details and specifications
- Twist bezel to easily engage BatteryLock™ system
- Simple, single-button operation
- Strong, lightweight aluminum construction
- 2 modes: high and low
- BatteryLock™ system prevents battery drain to preserve battery life and reduce corrosion
- Allows flashlight batteries to be stored for years (up to their inherent shelf life).
The Coleman Battery Lock Divide 250+
High: 250 Lumens, 3 hours of battery life, 160 Meters
Low: 25 Lumens, 35 Hours of battery life, 40 Meters
The Coleman Battery Lock Divide 350+
High: 350 Lumens, 2 Hours of battery life, 300 Meters
Low: 35 Lumens, 50 Hours of Battery Life, 100 Meters
The Coleman Battery Lock Flashlight in action
I received my Coleman Battery Lock Divide flashlight in January. Now, I won’t be hitting the woods and mountains for my camping adventures anytime in the near future. That said I did find a nice mix of things for which my flashlights came in quite handy.
Denver, Colorado really has a pretty nice climate with 300 days of sunshine, and we usually get spared the big time snowstorms that the mountains get. Living on the edge of the plains does provide for some really windy and gusty days at times. On just such an occasion in early January, the wind was howling, and the trees were swaying. My wife and I were trying to relax a bit before going to bed, but there was this incredibly loud banging going on outside. It sounded like a trashcan was being tossed around or something. I had to go investigate because I did not want to be the cause for my neighbors losing sleep over something going on in my yard.
I grabbed the Coleman Battery Lock Divide 250+ flashlight which was laying right next to my computer for review. I turned it on high, and went out the side garage door through my small but dark yard into the alley. Recent snows and subsequent melting had turned the alley into a sheet of ice. My flashlight completely lit up the entire alley. I pointed it at each and every fence gate that lined the alley. It clearly illuminated 5-6 homes in a row, and even the one at the end of the block. It was super powerful, and voila, there was the culprit. A rusty latch on a neighbor’s gate kept it from shutting properly, so it was banging away. With my more than adequate lighting, I traversed the ice sheet (while envisioning one of those epic backward slip and falls) to manually shut the latch and gate. Mission accomplished.
We spend some time at a cabin near Nederland, CO. It’s not like we are completely roughing it, but life does slow down a bit. We usually arrive at night, and bringing the cabin to life always takes a little effort and time. Everyone is anxious to get inside and huddle around the fireplace. I first need to make my way to the breaker box to ensure we would have electricity, water, and that the septic tank is ready to go. The cabin is situated on a hillside, so the going is a bit tricky in the dark and/or snow. I used the Coleman Battery Lock Divide 350+ for this occasion, and accomplished everything in record time without breaking my neck over the rocks and branches.
Lastly, a clear nighttime star gazing hike and “Bear Hunt” at the above mentioned cabin always gets the kids excited. For this endeavor, I brought along both Coleman Battery Lock Flashlights which kept everyone in clear sight and able to traverse the small trail that leads up the hill. With the racket and searchlights going full force we were probably the laughing stock for all the night time animals taking in our torch light parade, but my little girls were quite serious in their search for a bear. Now, bears do exist in these parts as well as mountain lions, elk, moose, foxes, etc. Here’s to hoping our party did make enough noise to scare them all off into the next county. Once we did get to a good star gazing viewing spot, we turned off our flashlights. A beautiful sight without the urban glow as we were looking at what seemed like a million stars. We powered back up for the return trip, and made it safe and sound thanks to our Coleman Battery Lock Divide flashlights.
If you want a solid and reliable lighting option, Coleman with its Battery Lock system is the choice for you. The Battery Lock stops the battery Drain for a longer life. It is constructed of a lightweight aluminum, but it feels quite strong with a bright power beam that will really surprise you. Great for around the house, camping, boating, or going on ‘Bear Hunts’.
With a price range of $16.99 – $34.99 depending on the size, you have some great choices for a quality flashlight from Coleman.
For more information and purchase please visit: www.coleman.com