- Category: Tools
- Created: Sunday, 23 September 2007 03:43
Got some of these recently and although simple, I find them pretty handy and well designed. At first I blew off the thought of battery holders for a while thinking I'd just toss them in small pockets on my bags or kit. I wasn't too worried about my batteries shorting, but then I saw the selling point of no more digging in the bottom of your pack for that last battery; I've so been there so decided to give them a try. Made of tough nylon plastic, the holders are available in both AA and CR-123 versions, holding 4 batteries each. 2 Colors are offered for each type including International orange or OD green. The orange is great for the hi-viz factor and the green is nice and tacti-cool looking. Usability is great. Batteries easily slide in and it doesn't matter which way you insert the batteries. The end tabs will keep the batteries secure through a shake fest, but still allow easy deliberate extraction of the batteries. One side has cut-outs which lend a hand allowing the user to push the batteries out instinctively with one's thumb. Only downside was the height tolerance is enough so the batteries can move up and down in their tubes and cause noise. This however, is more of shake them in your hand factor and less when actually inside a pouch.