The Rein and Rein Micro From Cloud Defensive

Extremely powerful weapon lights, with extremely high lumen and candela count.

The Rein and Rein Micro are more traditional in their design and feature a rounded body and traditional mount. This gives users the ability to mount the light in coordination with laser units of all types. The Rein and Rein Micro keep the ideas that made the OWL so popular. That being a massively high lumen and candela count. These lights outperform most on the market, including the lights from companies you love like Surefire and Streamlight. 

Rein and Rein Micro Specs 

Candela – 60,000
Lumens – 1,400
Run Time – 120 minutes
Length – 6.172 inches 
Weight (With Mounts and Switch) – 8.54 ounces
Battery – 18650 rechargeable only

Rein Micro 
Candela – 55,000
Lumens – 1,300 
Run Time – 35 minutes
Length – 4.97 inches
Weight (With Mounts and Switch) – 7.48 ounces
Battery – 18350 rechargeable only

The lights are field serviceable and have three components for modularity, parts replacement, and future upgrades. Both lights are tough as nails and completely waterproof. They are tested at 100 feet for 24 hours. The Rein and Rein Micro are both shockproof and if you ever want to see what the monsters at Cloud Defensive do to test their lights go to their Instagram. They torture the hell out of them. These are rugged and dependable lights that will take a beating and keep on coming. 

Bright Light and Brilliant Ergonomics 

At 8.54 ounces the standard Rein is 1 ounce and some change heavier than the Rein Micro. Weight-wise there isn’t a huge difference, but the Micro Rein is over an inch shorter and easier to fit on smaller rifles and PCC-like platforms. Neither light is excessively heavy and both are lighter than the OWL’s 11-ounce weight. 

Light performance 

The combination of blinding lumens and a massive amount of candela presents a ton of useable light downrange. Inside of 300 yards or so you could tell if a threat was armed, or the difference between animals. Within 200 yards you are dominating your target with light and anything closer will be downright uncomfortable. 

The Rein and Rein Micro in Action 

The Rein and Rein Micro are making me want to go out and take a low-light class this year. I haven’t done low light training in years and feel it’s time for a refresher. Shooting at targets in the dead of night at my 100 yard home range is too much fun. Combining the Rein with an LPVO allows for rapid shots on fast targets. Working timed drills at night is an entirely new challenge, especially when you are trying to keep the light on as little as possible while scoring good hits.

The Rein and Rein Micro are perfect for duty and home defense, as well as LARPing as an own the night operator. Cloud Defensive has knocked it out of the park with these two lights and I’ve been beyond impressed with their performance. 

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.