Fenix is a well-known Chinese Brands in the flashlight market. It offers various series of products to meet different requirement. Among its products, Fenix PD35 is considered as the best Fenix flashlight and popular with the flashlightholics. Now, let’s go in detail about the features and performance of the PD35.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Build quality
    • Compact and portable
    • Simple single hand operation
    • Extremely bright
    • Good value and relative bargain
    Cons:
    • No different tint options
    • No on board charging
    • Limited to 6V max
    • Just ok battery life
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    90%
    Excellent

    The Fenix PD35 is a compact but powerful tactical flashlight. It measured at less than 5.51 inches and is light weight which is available for a single hand operation. Featured a tactical switch mechanism and various operating modes, it can support up to a 1000 lumen output and has a beam distance of up to 200 meters. Whether you want a flashlight for your walks around the block at night or for law enforcement purposes, the PD35 is perfect for you.

    • Design
      9.1
    • Quality
      9
    • Price
      8.6
    • Usability
      9.3
    • Brightness
      9.0

Design

Fenix PD35 is a beautifully formed flashlight made of military standard aluminum. It is strong and durable, but not being heavy, which let you feel comfortable when in hand or pocketable to carry in your pocket. Fenix PD35 has a IPX-8 waterproof rating to give you a light that will survive through many conditions. It comes in a delicate package with some accessories like Body Clip, Holster, Lanyard, Spare O-ring, Rubber Switch Boot and User Manual. Don’t be fooled by its small exterior, you can never image how powerful it is until you own it.
Fenix-PD35 package

Performance

Designed with the military and law enforcement professionals in mind, PD35 is measured at less than 5.5 inches long and features up to 1000 lumens in turbo output while throwing it’s beam a distance up to 200 meters. In Outdoor Mode, the PD35 tactical flashlight delivers six output modes including a variable strobe. Switch to the new Tactical Mode to activate rear-switch only operation for fast, simplified mode selection of momentary, turbo, low and strobe. You can use to use a single 18650 rechargeable Li-Ion battery or two CR123A batteries. The PD35 can run up to 38 hours at low mode (50 lumens). In addition, PD35 has the intelligent memory circuit that will always turn the light back on at the same brightness level it was last at.

TurboHighMidLowEcoStrobe
Output960
Lumens
460
Lumens
180
Lumens
50
Lumens
14
Lumens
960
Lumens
Runtime1h
10min
3h
15min
10h38h150h/
Beam Distance208m (Max)
Peak Beam Intensity10800cd (Max)
Impact Resistance1m
Water ProofIPX-8 (underwater 2 meters)

Brightness Setting

The turn On / Off function of the Fenix PD35 is done by pressing the tail switch until it clicks. Pushing the tail switch again will turn the light off. The Fenix PD35 has 5 brightness levels and a strobe mode. You can use the side switch to cycle through the different brightness modes once the light is on. The light cycles Turbo, Eco (Economy Extra Low), Low, Medium, High and to enter the strobe mode you need to hold down the side switch for a full second.
Fenix PD35 beam

Specification

ItemSpecification
BrandFenix
ModelPD35 Tactical Edition
Flashlight TypeHandheld,Tactical
Flashlight sizeMid size
EmittersCree XP-L V5
Emitters Quantity1
Lumens Range500-1000Lumens
Luminous Flux1000Lm
Luminous Intensity10000cd
FeatureAdjustable brightness,Lightweight,Pocket Clip,Portable,Tail Stand,Waterproof
FunctionCamping,EDC, Hiking, Household Use, Hunting, Military and Tactical, Night Riding, Rescue, Walking
Switch LocationTail Cap
Light ModesHigh, Low, Mid, Moonlight, Strobe, Turbo
Battery Type18650, CR123A
Battery Quantity1 x 18650 / 2 x CR123A battery (not included)
Battery Included or NotNo
Mode MemoryYes
Waterproof StandardIPX-8 Standard Waterproof (Underwater 2m)
LED Lifespan50000 hrs
ReflectorAluminum Smooth Reflector
LensToughened Ultra-clear Glass Lens with Anti-reflective Coating
Beam Distance150-200m
Impact Resistance1M
Body MaterialAerospace-grade Aluminum Alloy
Flashlight Processing TechnologyAerospace Grade Aluminum Body with Anti Scratching Type III Hard Anodization
Light colorWhite light
Product weight0.0890 kg
Product size (L x W x H)5.39 x 1 x 1 inches
Package Contents1 x Fenix PD35 Tactical Flashlight, 1 x Body Clip, 1 x Holster, 1 x Lanyard, 2 x Spare O-ring, 1 x Rubber Switch Boot, 1 x User Manual

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the Fenix PD35 does well in build quality, brightness, and features. It provides quite a bit of light in a very small package that is easy to carry and meets various applications. In terms of price, it costs less than $100, a bit expensive than most of the Chinese branded flashlights, but still affordable. In a word, Fenix PD35 is really an excellent tactical flashlight you deserve to have.

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Excellent

The Fenix PD35 is a compact but powerful tactical flashlight. It measured at less than 5.51 inches and is light weight which is available for a single hand operation. Featured a tactical switch mechanism and various operating modes, it can support up to a 1000 lumen output and has a beam distance of up to 200 meters. Whether you want a flashlight for your walks around the block at night or for law enforcement purposes, the PD35 is perfect for you.

  • Design
    9.1
  • Quality
    9
  • Price
    8.6
  • Usability
    9.3
  • Brightness
    9.0
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