ON THE ROAD M3 is one of the most popular model of ON THE ROAD flashlights. It’s a tiny flashlight with lots of portable power which is perfect for use as an everyday carry light. Though ON THE ROAD is a new brand at flashlight market, but this flashlight can really surprise you. Now, let’s have a look at the detailed features in the ON THE ROAD M3 Review.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Extremely Portable
    • High luminosity
    • Built-in microchip protection
    • Effective heat dissipation
    • Durable and waterproof
    Cons:
    • Limited availability
    • Limited battery life due to compact size
    • Only Chinese manual
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    ON THE GO M3 is a compact and powerful LED flashlight that is ideal for a variety of everyday tasks. It features five different output levels for different situations, and delivers up to 920Lm output.

    • Design
      8.8
    • Price
      8.6
    • Quality
      8.8
    • Usability
      8.4
    • Brightness
      8.8

ON THE ROAD M3

Design

ON THE ROAD M3 (i.e. OTR M3) is available for full pack and single pack (without battery and charger) versions. For full pack version, it comes with a well-made package that along with some accessories including a user manual, a good quality lanyard, a single-slot battery charger, and two spare o-rings. A single 16340 rechargeable battery (700mAh) is included in full pack version, but it might be shipped separately from the package.
ON THE ROAD M3

OTR M3 itself is a compact and powerful LED flashlight measuring just 70mm and weighing 39 grams. It is made of Aerospace-grade Aluminum Alloy and finished in black color. The die-cast unibody design ensures excellent heat dissipation after long time using. Many people would regard it as an Olight clone flashlight, as it looks similar to the Olight S10 (2013) at first glance.
ON THE ROAD M3

There is a M3 badge on one side and On The Road logo on the other. The anti-slip knurling is designed on the flashlight’s body which offers the good experience of grip. M3 has a magnetic tail cap, thus, it can be used as hands-free work light. The stainless steel bezel is nice that is tough and will protect the lens properly, even when dropped face-on the ground. M3 uses side clicky switch to switch the brightness levels. On the switch, you can find the initial letter of the brand ‘OTR’ there.
ON THE ROAD M3

Performance

The ONE THE ROAD M3 comes in a genuine CREE XM-L2 5C with a shallow orange peel reflector, which gives a nice floody beam. It support five common brightness levels (Turbo – High – Mid – Low – Ultra Low) and three special modes (SOS – Strobe – Location Beacon). Detailed output and runtime of each mode as well as the FL1 standard items are shown below:
ON THE ROAD M3

FL1 StandardUltra LowLowMidHighTurbo
Output (2 x CR123A)5 lumens160 lumens320 lumens620 lumens920 lumens
Runtime (2 x CR123A)70hrs2hrs 20min1hr 10min35min30min
Beam Distance130 m Max.
Beam Intensity4200cd
Impact Resistance2m
WaterproofIPX8

Of course it has a memory function to remember the last mode you use. Moreover, you can easily clear the memory by switching the tail. Except this, power indicator and low voltage warning are also available in this flashlight. As for power source, OTR M3 flashlight can be powered by 16340 and CR123 or RCR123A. But doesn’t support 18350, because 18350 battery will not fit its body tube.
ON THE ROAD M3

Mode Operation

The Turn on / off and mode switching of M3 is all operated by the side switch. To turn it on, a long press of 0.5s is needed which prevents accidental activation in your pocket.

When the light is on, a single click will enter to the ultra low mode, then click the switch mode from: ultra low – low – medium – high. Turbo is only accessed by double-clicking and only work from the ‘off’ position. To turn it off, a long press is also required.

To enter the three special modes (strobe – location beacon – SOS): You can access strobe instantly from the ‘off’ position by triple clicking the switch. Once in strobe, a single short press can help you enter the next mode.

Specification

ItemSpecification
Lamp Beads/rangeCree XM-L2 U2 (1 bead), 500-920Lumens
Luminous Flux/intensity920Lm, 4200cd
Color Temperature1A 6500-7000K; 5C 3800-4000K
Waterproof StandardIPX-8 Standard Waterproof
ModesOutput (Turbo – High – Mid – Low – Ultra Low), Tactile (SOS – Strobe – Location Beacon)
Other FeaturesAnti-Roll Rugged Design, Die-cast Unibody, Lightweight, Overheating Protection, Pocket Clip, Power Indicator, Stainless Steel Bezel, Memory Mode
Switch TypeSide Clicky (long-press 0.5s to activate/deactivate)
Common functionsCamping, EDC, Exploring, Hiking, Household Use, Night Riding, Walking
Battery Type16340, CR123A, RCR123
Battery Quantity1 x 16340 / CR123A / RCR123 battery (16340 included)
Working Voltage3.7V
Charger Input Voltage110-240V
Charger Output Voltage4.2V 0.6A
LensGlass Convex Lens
Impact Resistance2M
Beam Distance100-130m
Body MaterialAerospace-grade Aluminum Alloy
Available Light ColorCool White, Neutral White
RuntimeMaximum 70 hours @ ultra-low mode, 30 minutes on Turbo-mode
weight and dimensions39 grams, LWH 2.76 x 0.91 x 0.91 inches
Package Contents1 x LED Flashlight, 1 x Lanyard, 1 x Holster, 2 x O-ring, 1 x 16340 Battery, 1 x Battery Charger

Conclusion

ON THE ROAD M3 is a perfect pocket sized flashlight which is loaded with a ton of features. It uses CREE XM-L2 U2 LED and features five output levels ranging from 10Lm to mighty 920Lm turbo mode. It offers a perfect balance between portability and power, thus, it’s perfect fit for everyday carry-light needs. Don’t forget to visit our Coupon page to get the latest GearBest Coupons (ON THE ROAD M3 Coupon).

87%
87%
Awesome

ON THE GO M3 is a compact and powerful LED flashlight that is ideal for a variety of everyday tasks. It features five different output levels for different situations, and delivers up to 920Lm output.

  • Design
    8.8
  • Price
    8.6
  • Quality
    8.8
  • Usability
    8.4
  • Brightness
    8.8
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