I have used this flashlight in many situations. I have used it in my job in the Air Force to finding my way to the deer stand. It is very bright and compact. It fits nicely in a backpack or in my pocket. The zoom is a nice feature and the strobe may come in handy if you happen to be in a survival situation. I loved it so much that I bought one for work and one for my hunting bag.
Bought one of these for myself, one for my father. Both of us own a lot a flashlights but this by far is the brightest. Really impressed for the price point.