Odeo Dis­tress Flare

Practical Boat Owner - - New Gear -

Like the Odeo Mk3 that was launched five years ago, the lat­est ver­sion of this elec­tronic flare is an LED de­vice, but has a num­ber of im­prove­ments.

The new unit is smaller than its pre­de­ces­sor, yet also adds an in­fra-red LED sig­nal that can be picked up by night vi­sion de­vices. Il­lu­mi­na­tion time has been ex­tended to 8 hours, a 25% im­prove­ment, when fit­ted with user­re­pla­ca­ble lithium bat­ter­ies. Ac­ti­va­tion is sim­ple and can eas­ily be car­ried out wear­ing gloves or with cold hands. The com­pact size and long ac­ti­va­tion time makes it ideal both in a main flare pack and as a grab bag item. Ad­di­tion­ally, as the Odeo Dis­tress is bat­tery pow­ered, trans­port is not a prob­lem, even when fly­ing.

Price £90.

■ da­nia­mant.com

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