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Fenix PD35 2014 vs PD35 Original
Fenix PD35 850 on left and 960 on right.

Fenix PD35 2014 vs PD35 Original

Fenix PD35 2014 Review

fenix pd35 2014 night walk

Walking at night with the PD35. This was taken moments before the coyotes showed up.

Fenix took an already great flashlight and made it even better in the Fenix PD35 2014 edition.  Of all my lights, this one is my favorite.  I use my Fenix PD35 camping, for fixing things around the house and walking my dog.

Recently while walking my dog at the nature preserve at night we ran into a pack of coyotes.  I put the PD35 in the strobe mode.  It freaked them out and they ran away.  We turned around and went home after that, thanks Fenix PD35!

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Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover

Physically the Fenix PD35 2014 version is the same as the 850 lumen version.  See our original Fenix PD35 review.  It’s still 5.4 x1 inch, weighs 3 oz, tail on/off switch and side switch.  They are both impact resistant and have an IPX waterproof rating of 8.  On the outside they look exactly the same.  Even the price is the same.

The difference is the Fenix PD35 2014 edition has an updated circuitry that makes the light output higher at every setting.  The best part is even with higher output it has longer runtimes.  How sweet is that?

fenix pd35 2014 beam comparison

Shot on a Canon 5D MKIII at f4, 1/50 @ iso 6400.

fenix pd35 comparison

 

Should You Upgrade?

fenix pd35 2014

Fenix PD35 850 on left and 960 on right.

If you already have the 850 lumen version of the PD35, I don’t think there’s a need to upgrade.  As you can see in the comparison, there isn’t a huge difference between 850 vs 960 lumens.  If you don’t have a PD35 and looking for a tactical LED flashlight or an EDC flashlight, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition should be on top of your list.

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