J5 V1 Pro Tactical Flashlight Review - Is It The Best Value for Your Money?

J5 Tactical is an American company that produces only flashlights for survival and a variety of outdoor activities, such as hunting and camping. They even have a tactical pen light to keep on you at all times.

The J5 Tactical V1 Pro flashlight, however, is one of their highest rated products. It’s a lightweight, durable model that you can clip onto your belt or pocket. The small size, low cost, and low power needs make it the pocket-sized alternative to larger models.

The most notable features are the pull zoom and the strobe setting. The pull zoom allows you to narrow the light beam for brighter intensity in one area or broaden it to cover a wider area. The strobe setting will make the light pulse quickly to disorient your target.

In case you’re not satisfied with the J5 V1 Pro, J5 Tactical gives a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of their products. You’ll get a 1-year replacement warranty.

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J5 Tactical V1 PRO

Detailed Review & Breakdown

Here are the details of what you’ll find in the J5 tactical V1 Pro. First, let’s talk about the brightness because you’ll find it to be much lower than other tactical flashlights. It’s only 300 lumens. Is that enough?

With 300 Lumens, you’ll be able to see anything you need to within your beam of light. It’s comparable to the light you would need in a standard household living room, for example. But when you’re talking about tactical purposes, this isn’t enough to blind a predator or an opponent. You’ll see them, but that’s the only advantage 300 Lumens will give you.

specsWhat will give you an advantage is the strobe setting. You can cycle between low light, bright light, and strobe with the bottom power button. On strobe, the light will pulse in the eyes of your target, giving you an advantage.

The beveled edge of the head of it also proves to be of tactical benefit. When you don’t have any other weapons, you can use that blunt but shaped edge as a defensive tool.
Back to lighting, the distance you’ll be able to see with this flashlight is approximately 600 feet or the length of about two football fields. That is quite a distance, but you’ll only get that visibility on a clear night. If you have any fog in the area, this light isn’t powerful enough to pierce it.

We like that you can use a rechargeable battery or, when that runs out, AA batteries to keep it working as long as you need it to. Unfortunately, one battery will only power it for one hour. When you’re out camping or stuck with no power, you’ll need to carry quite a few AAs with you to keep this light on.

The trade-off to some of these negatives is the small size and low price. This is a tactical flashlight that you can fit in your pocket or the palm of your hand. At only 4 inches long, it takes up almost no room in your survival pack or camping or hunting gear. Its weight is less than 2.5 ounces, so it won’t drag you down in your bag or clipped to your pants.

And for those of who like a little style in your gear, you can get the J5 V1 Pro in black, blue camo, white camo, green camo, or orange.

Product Specifications

Use these specs to compare it to other models.
  • Composition: Aircraft Aluminum
  • Light Source: LED
  • Lumen:300
  • Lightning Bolt
    Light Distance:600 feet
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Lightning Bolt
    Battery: 14500 rechargeable battery or one AA battery
  • Lightning Bolt
    Battery Life: 1 hour
  • Lightning Bolt
    Waterproof: Water-resistant
  • Lightning Bolt
    Length: 4 inches
  • Lightning Bolt
    Weight:2.29 ounces

Pros/Cons of this Model


What do we like about the J5 V1 Pro?
  • Can use a rechargeable battery or one AA battery
  • Very compact and light at4 inches long and weighing only 2.29 ounces
  • Water-resistant, so you can use it in any weather
  • Plus Octagon
    Beveled edge that you can use to defend yourself when necessary
  • Plus Octagon
    Strobe setting to disorient predators
  • Plus Octagon
    Textured grip so it won’t slip out of wet hands
  • Plus Octagon
    Belt clip for convenient carrying


What about the J5 V1 Pro do we wish J5 would have done differently?
  • Only produces 300 Lumens
  • Distance is only 600 feet
  • Minus Circle
    Rechargeable battery not included
  • Minus Circle
    Battery life is only 1 hour on constant use

Final Verdict: Is It Worth the Money?


If you’re looking for a small tactical flashlight at a low price, the J5 V1 Pro is a great choice. You won’t notice the weight, and it has some important features that you would expect in a tactical flashlight, such as a beam zoom and a strobe effect.

At less than $15, you can’t expect much more. But if you’re looking for a model with a longer battery life or brighter output, you’ll want to look for a higher-priced model.

We recommend the J5 tactical V1 Pro as an excellent pocket light that will give you perfect visibility in dark situations.