Olight M2R Warrior Pro Flashlight Review [Upgraded]

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In this review guide, let's take a look at the Olight M2R Warrior Pro tactical flashlight. It's one of the most popular tactical light people are buying for every day carry, as a weapon mounted light and as a utility light.

Many people love it for its performance, durability, features and cost. So let's check out its specs and features that make this light awesome.


Overall Dimension

WaterproofIPX8
Weight (g / oz)179 / 6.31
Length (mm / in)136.50 / 5.37
Head Diameter (mm / in)29.5 / 1.16
Body Diameter (mm / in)26.20 / 1.03
LedCree XHP35 HI
PackagingCarton box
UseTactical / Self- defense / Outdoor

Illumination Performance

Beam Distance (ft)984
Beam Distance (m)300
Max. Performance (lumens)1800
Charge typeMagnetic USB charging cable
Compatible Batteries1 x Customized 5000mAh 21700 chargeable lithium battery
Light Intensity (candela)22,400
Light FormUniform light
Lens / Reflector TypeReflector and TIR Optic Lens
Mode OperationDual Switch
Form/Size FactorMedium size (Permanent Marker)
SeriesSeries M (Tactical, Military)


What's Included In The Box

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  • M2R Pro flashlight x 1
  • Stainless steel pocket clip x 1
  • Lanyard x 1
  • Customized 5000 mAh 21700 chargeable  lithium battery x 1
  • Holster x 1
  • MCC3 magnetic USB charging cableX 1
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Who Is This Light For

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The Olight M2R is a durable & lightweight tactical flashlight great for:

  • Outdoor hiking
  • Survival Signaling
  • Personal Defense
  • Every Day Carry
  • Emergency
  • Utility
  • Inspections
  • and More

Quality Test


Features

Olight M2R Pro disassembled

Lumen Levels & Battery Life


LEVEL 1 (lumens)1800(~750lm) (~250lm)
Run-time LEVEL 14.5+145+45mins
LEVEL 2 (lumens)750 (~250lm)
Run-time LEVEL 2160+40mins
LEVEL 3 (lumens)250
Run-time LEVEL 310hrs
LEVEL 4 (lumens)60
Run-time LEVEL 440hrs
LEVEL 5 (lumens)15
Run-time LEVEL 5130hrs.
LEVEL 6 (lumens)1
Run-time LEVEL 650 days.
StrobeYes
SOS / BEACONNo

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LED Quality

Olight M2R pro crenated bezel LED

The Olight M2R Pro features the Cree XHP35 HI TIR lens for uniform light with a hot corona.

The XHP35 is often used in high power flashlights. With this LED many flashlight manufacturers got more output at same size and battery configuration.

The light beam is capable for a long distance throw with its powerful 22400 candela rating, which can be used as a spotlight that is capable of reaching ~200-300 meters, and also be able to punch through any photonic barriers such as fog, rain and other ambient lights.

Strobe Mode

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The strobe feature can be activated via pressing the thumb button or the tail cap. The user can program the strobe activation method based on preference very easily.

The strobe mode is a must have feature as a signaling device for outdoor survival, draw immediate attention and as close up personal defense blinding tool.

When the strobe light is activated, it operates at the highest 1800 lumens intensity.

Tail Cap & Thumb Button Activation

The Olight M2R Pro has two button activation feature, and both has its own practical use for different applications, and the tail cap switch can be programmed to fit your needs.

Both buttons have very positive controls and feedback with or without gloves.

The tail cap button design has been upgraded from the original M2R with extruded protectors around to prevent accidental button press, and the height of the button is also raised for better tactile activation control.

olight m2r pro tail cap button
olight m2r pro tail cap activation grip

For personal defense use, it's recommended to program the tactical tail cap to activate the max lumen strobe by press & hold the button all the way down, then release to turn the strobe off.

For steady momentary on light, the user just need to press the tail cap half way to activate, which is highly recommended to leave light in this mode to give the user super tactile & responsive button operation.

The thumb activation button is an EDC feature that allows for constant-on and to cycle through different lumen intensities by double tapping the button.

Magnetic Base

The magnetic base of the M2R Pro allows the user to stick the light to any magnetic surfaces for providing hands free steady light mount. This is very helpful for car mechanics and anyone who need low light illumination without holding the light.

The magnetic base also allows for the USB Magnetic Charging Calbe (MCC) to be attached.

Grip

olight m2r pro handheld tactical grip

The body of the M2R Pro features good/simple knurling textures in the mid section of the body to give the user a very positive grip without slipping when activating the light via tactical grip.

The anti rotation geometry is also built in on the upper portion of the grip so you don't have to worry about the light rolling away when you're working on cars or other tasks where you had to free up your hands.

Rechargeable Battery

olight 3.6v 5000 mah battery
Olight USB MCC cable

The Olight M2R Pro features an rechargeable 3.6V 21700 battery with 5000 mAh capacity. Under normal mid-lumen intensity use, the light will last you 10+ hours if you use it for hiking in the dark, or working on cards.

On turbo mode, the battery drains the fastest with about 5 mins of constant on.

The user can monitor the battery status by checking the power indicator

To charge the battery, the package comes with Olight's 3rd generation magnetic MCC fast charging USB cable.

What we like is that you save tons of money buying batteries, and you can recharge it on the go if you have a portable battery bank.

Power Indicator

olight m2r pro thumb activation button

The power indicator shows the user the status of the battery:

Green - 75% or more

Orange - 30-75%

Red - Less than 30% left

Durability

The light is made out of aerospace grade aluminum. Under normal use, this thing is built to last.

The light also features crenelated bezel, which is excellent when used as a striking tool to break glass, ice or use for personal defense.

It is rated for 1.5 meter drop (5 ft drop). Waterproof up to 2 meters.

In order to illustrate the durability of this light, there is no better way to show it than this:


Other Similar Lights

Olight Odin - Similar to M2R Pro, but no modes selection or strobe. Features scout light mount specifically designed for long gun use

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Common FAQ

Where is Olight products made?

Olight products are manufactured and assembled in Guangdong, China. They produce higher end lights

How Do I Program The Tail Cap Switch?

Press hard and hold the tail switch while you quickly press the side switch at the same time. When you release tail switch, the configuration will be selected.

Note: Configuration 1: Half press for Med 1, hard press for Turbo.

Configuration 2: Half press for Turbo, hard press for Strobe.

My flashlight automatically turns off sometimes-- Possible cause/solutions:

A. This flashlight has a timer function. The shorter timer lasts 3 minutes; Longer timer lasts 9 minutes.

Timer Operation: When the light is on, double press the switch and hold it until it flashes, flashing once means shorter timer, flashing twice means longer timer.

When the time is over, the flashlight will shut off automatically. Please read the manual carefully to check whether you are entering timer modes correctly.

B.If you have fully charged your flashlight and it continues to turn off on its own, it may need a new battery.

My flashlight does not turn on or charge

A. Before you use or charge the flashlight, please unscrew the tail cap to take the insulating film out from the flashlight and try again.

B. The tail cap needs to be screwed down tightly. Please try swabbing the contacts in the tail cap with some rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean them.

C. If the flashlight still cannot be turned on or charged, connect the flashlight to a powered charging cable. If the light turns on while being charged, this means the battery is defective.


Wrap Up

The Olight M2R Pro is an very versatile tactical flashlight great for everyday carry, personal defense and outdoor use.

For the price just under $110, you are getting a powerful light with the most up to date technologies that will last you a very long time.

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Sverre B

A prior military-civilian employee in government contracting 13 years of experience in 3D Printing and manufacturing. 6 years of experience with firearm tooling and hunting