Thrunite TC15 “The Outsider” Edition Flashlight Review - Rock Your Pocket
Posted by ZEROAIR on 6th Jul 2020
A while back Thrunite released the TC15, a 18650 light with built in charging and an indicating switch. I reviewed it here. Thrunite made a special edition of the TC15 with youtuber The Outsider. Check out that channel here. I’ve never heard of it but to be honest it looks pretty cool. Here’s a test of the customized The Outsider edition of the Thrunite TC15!
Since these lights are practically the same, much of the text will be recycled from that review.
Official Specs and Features
There are two versions – NW and CW (though the NW version doesn’t seem to be in stock – maybe not even made yet?) I have the CW version. The package includes a cell, too, and there doesn’t seem to be a package without the cell.
Price and Coupon
This one goes for $49.99 on amazon right now. That is an amazon referral link.
This light still churns out the lumens. It hits its claimed output and throw easily. Charging is good, too. It’s a very good light! The finish is probably what you’ll buy this one for, though, and I can say it’s a nice change of pace. It’s not glossy black like most flashlights. It’s matte brown. So if you want to support The Outsider, and/or have a matte brown light, then this is a great choice!
The Big Table
- Thrunite TC15 The Outsider special edition Flashlight
- Thrunite protected 18650
- Charge cable (USB to micro-USB)
- Spare o-rings (2)
- Spare switch rubber
- Spare charge port covers (2)
- Pocket clip
- Nylon pouch
- Manual and paperwork
The manual is also very Thrunite. Perfectly adequate.
Build Quality and Disassembly
Like the original TC15, this light is well built. I like the color and finish of this edition too. The matte really adds extra grip and would be great with gloves. I also like the logo, aside from it’s association with The Outsider. It’s just a nice touch!
Size and Comps
- Dimensions: 122.5mm (length) x 27mm (body diameter) x 24mm (head diameter).
- Weight: 71g (excluding battery)
Retention and Carry
Thrunite includes a nylon pouch with a plastic D-ring. The pouch has stretchy sides and accepts the light bezel up or down.
The pocket clip fits only one end of the cell tube, but the cell tube is reversible.
Power and Runtime
A single 18650 powers the TC15. Thrunite fortunately includes a very high quality protected button top cell. The light will work with unprotected flat tops, but the cell tube is so long and there ends up being so much extra space, that the cell can bounce around a little in there. Couple that with the soft spring and no spring on the head; I’d just stick with the included cell generally.
In any case, the included cell is quite capable of powering this Cree XHP35 HD. The peak output (initial turn on) on Turbo is around 2700 lumens (!!!), and begins to drift downward for around a minute. I measure the 30 second output at around 2400 lumens, which is above the claim. The light then begins a quick descent to the just below the High output, where it stays in a very regulated state until an abrupt shutoff due to LVP. It’s a 12V emitter, so the boost circuit probably can’t boost the cell to the required Vf much below 3V anyway.
These beamshots are always with the following settings: f8, ISO100, 0.3s shutter, and manual 5000K exposure.