Review: Diamondback Tactical MOLLE CR123 Battery Holder

Diamondback Tactical makes a slick little battery holder that solves a problem for me. I have had a CR123 battery become dented and unusable while knocking around loose in a pocket of my backpack. I have also read accounts of how CR123 batteries can heat up and vent when loose items in a pocket are able to short the battery. The Diamondback Tactical 123A Battery Holder (MOLLE) solves these problems by providing a dedicated holder specifically for CR123 batteries that keeps them protected, separate from other small items, and  easily accessible.

The pouch is simple. It is two elastic loops covered by an upper and lower flap. There are two snaps that allow the holder to attach to a single column of MOLLE webbing. It has a very small footprint so you can find room for one on any chest rig, belt rig, or back pack. The snaps allow these to be attached and detached from MOLLE webbing in just seconds.

These battery holders are a great way to keep batteries around on your training gear. You never know when you will need a fresh set of batteries to keep you on the line in a low light course. I also use them on my hiking packs so I can keep spare batteries around for my headlamp or flashlight. They are simple and effective.

6 Responses to Review: Diamondback Tactical MOLLE CR123 Battery Holder

  1. Dann in Ohio February 7, 2011 at 19:50 #

    Do you think the lack of a moisture/weather – resistant/proof design will hurt the batteries in less than sunny and pleasant situations?

    • Matt February 7, 2011 at 20:45 #

      CR123 batteries are very water resistant. It should be a non-issue.

  2. Charlie Springer February 8, 2011 at 22:27 #

    It is a great idea. Avoid sea water. (No good for SEALs).

  3. mike April 23, 2011 at 14:06 #

    I dropped my cr123 battery in my dogs water bowl when I was loading them into my flashlight… Will that battery be okay when it drys or should I throw it away??


    • Matt April 23, 2011 at 14:10 #

      They should be fine but since they are relatively inexpensive, it might make sense to just replace them.

  4. Chris Schear April 11, 2014 at 14:08 #

    This product is no longer available from Diamondback Tactical.

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