Coast FL85 Review

For years, Coast has been developing top-of-the-line technology. The company has spearheaded the release of handheld LED-powered devices such as flashlights, lanterns, and headlamps.

One of their newest products has garnered good feedback for their high functionality, durability, and intensity. Read on for the complete Coast FL85 Review.

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    Light Output on High Setting: 615 Lumens
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    Light Output on Low Setting: Low - 96 Lumens
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    Dual Color: White & Red
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    Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2x 2.2 inches
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    Battery Description: 3 X AAA

Our Rating

What We Like

Adjustable Light Output

The FL85 has a very high brightness setting. Not only that, the light output on this device can also be adjusted.

It can be changed to a very high setting, which can be as bright as 615 lumens.

It can also be adjusted to a lower setting that can go as low as 96 lumens.

This unique feature makes the headlamp very useful as it is suitable for various purposes.

Twist Focus

A twistable focus ring allows users to change the output to an Ultra View Flood Beam or to a Bulls-Eye Spot Beam.

This means that these two settings can light up to different distances and in different ranges.

When the Ultra View Flood Beam is used, it gives up to a 3.5 meter or 11.5 feet diameter of light that reaches a distance of 1.8 meters or 6 feet.

The Bulls-Eye Spot Beam’s more focused light, on the other hand, is able to reach a distance of up to 234 meters or 767 feet.

The Bull’s Eye Spot Beam also gives out a halo around the spot of light it omits, which helps to make the illuminated area clearer.

Dual Color Beams

Dual color light beams are another feature that is unique to this device. This means that it has both a white beam and a red beam in one.

On the device, there is a fixed red LED button that, when used, omits a red-colored LED light that will be able to help the user preserve their night vision.

Hinged Beam Adjustment

This headlamp, like all Coast headlamps, features an adjustable, tilting hinged beam.

This makes it easier for the user to be able to change the direction of where they want the light to point as they please.

Sleek Appearance

With all its features, the Coast FL85 has managed to maintain a very sleek appearance.

The adjustable light beams and dual color light beams integrate into a couple of seamless buttons that makes it easy to navigate even in low light.

Comfortable to Wear

At only 4.5 ounces, this lightweight headlamp is comfortable and is not at all a hassle to wear.

Its strap is also a factor that helps make it more comfortable when it is worn, ensuring that it distributes its weight equally.

The back part of this device is also padded, adding extra comfort.

The headlamp itself, despite its ability to give a very bright light, is of a small size so it would be easy to wear and carry around.


This device is weather proof so it can be used all day, in all weathers. Its waterproof nature also makes it safe to be used where it may come in contact with water.

It is also impact resistant and has been said to be virtually unbreakable. No matter how heavy duty your work needs to be, the FL85 will be able to help you.

ANSI Rated

This device has passed by the American National Standards Institute and has been given a good rating.

This fact helps make it sure that you are getting your money’s worth with a device that is up to par, and that the product is reliable and is of good quality.

Lifetime Warranty

Coast, the company that makes these headlamps, provides a lifetime warranty for this product.

This ensures that this product can be utilized for various purposes for a long period of time.

Additionally, in the case of factory defects, Coast also provides its customers with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

Other Useful Features

The headlamp has clips attached to help make it easier to be attached to hardhats if it needs to be.

The headlamp also has a reflective strap that gives the user more visibility even when they are in areas that have low lighting.

What We Don’t Like

  • On its high setting, the battery life on this device only lasts for a short period of time. It will only be able to work for about 2 hours and 15 minutes until the batteries die and it has to be changed or replaced. The user just needs to make sure to always have 3 spare AAA batteries on hand in case this type of thing happens.
  • It is more expensive than most headlamps that are currently in the market. It has more features than most headlamps do, but if you only need one for doing simple tasks and have no use for adjustable light outputs or distances, this particular headlamp might not be the one for you.
  • The shipping fee is varied and can be expensive depending on which courier you choose. Make sure you choose a reliable courier with affordable shipping fees.


The advantages of this product far outweigh its cons. Not only does it have a lot of different features that can be used for a whole lot of different purposes, the lifetime guarantee that comes with it also assures the buyer that this is a highly reliable and a very sturdy item, as would any other Coast FL85 review tell you.

Whether you are looking to use this product for midnight treks, camping, hunting, or for any other heavy-duty activities, there is no doubt that this headlamp will be a trustworthy companion. Consider this product for your next adventure.

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