The thing about Rayovac, they have a reputation of low cost, low quality flashlights. When someone ask about a good quality flashlight, what are the first brand names mentioned? Usually its Maglight, Surefire, Fenix,,, but not Rayovac.
From what it appears, Rayovac is trying to improve that market image with its Indestructible line of flashlights. The model I tested on a recent camping trip was the OT3AAA-B.
A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were shopping at the Walmart in Jasper Texas. A buddy of mine and I had a camping trip coming up, so I decided to drop by the sporting goods section to see if there was anything I needed.
Usually I do not bother with Rayovac flashlights, but there was something about the Rayovac Indestructible AAA flashlight that caught my eye. I can tell you straight up it was not the Indestructible name. More like it was the metal housing and dual output that caught my attention.
OT3AAA-B had almost everything I was looking for – AAA batteries, metal housing, dual output. At a cost of less then $20, I decided to go ahead and buy it.
A few days later my buddy and I headed out on our camping trip, which gave me the chance to test the Rayovac OT3AAA-B in a real life setting.
Some of the things I was looking for: