I did not have an opportunity to get my hands on the original version of the FLUTE pouch. With that said, I dig these a lot. Ordered two, and another bss V3 so that I could have both at the ready. One on my person and one on or in the pack I'm using for the day. High speed snaps, soace for the red lens and charge cable, well made, well stitched, cordura, USA made and MN made. BSS and Centerline did it again.
Perfect for the BSS Tac Lite
I used the BSS tac light and Flute Pouch when I am moonlighting as event security so the pouch gets a workout. I often have to weave through crowds, catch crowd surfers, escort unruly patrons out, break up fights, etc. That being said the pouch has held up wonderfully through all of it and i have no worries about the strike bevel punching through the bottom with the lining.
I highly recommend and have already bought a couple of these for use with other lights dedicated to outdoor pursuits.