Product review

17 Jun, 2020

Nitecore Tiki

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

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Review

I always went for a headlamp, but when Nitecore offered to send in a flashlight to test which was 300 lumens but only weighed 15 grams I had to say yes.

 

Why Nitecore Tiki?

It’s so small and so light while also having a really powerful LED, not to mention that it’s also USB rechargeable it’s the perfect torch for an ultralight backpacker who’s not going to be blazing trails so much in the dark, but want a bright light at camp with enough modes to dim if there are other hikers around and to go for a midnight toilet break. The integrated key chain is handy for clipping to the side of my backpack on the shock cord and I actually just always kept it as a spare, but be assured, it’s powerful enough to use as your primary torch for your next thru-hike.

 

How well does it work?

It’s very bright and on the lowest setting will last about 40 or so hours. It can be used while charging and charges fully from dead in less than an hour. Brilliant for such a compact torch. When I was on the Pacific Crest Trail it came in handy in the San Jacinto when my Nitecore NU25 ran out of battery and I didn’t want to stop to get my power bank. Instead, I could just reach around and grab the Tiki from my shock cord and I was on my way again.

 

Value for money

For a versatile lamp with long battery life, bright LED, multiple settings and an extremely small form factor, this little guy is worth the £24 and will shave off some grams as well.

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Overview

  • Durability 60% 60%
  • Power consumption 80% 80%
  • Brightness 80% 80%
  • Power to weight ratio 100% 100%
  • Value to weight ratio 90% 90%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Ultralight
  • Very bright
  • Long-lasting battery
  • USB rechargable

CCons

  • Only handheld

Specs

Price:

£24.95 on Amazon

Weight:

From 15g (0.52oz)

Max output:

300 lumens

Max beam distance:

71 metres

Max runtime:

40 hours

Battery:

Rechargable lithium ion

Features

  • 3 brightness modes
  • Rechargeable
  • 1 button control
  • Integrated key chain
  • Micro USB charger included

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