Did you know you lose one Man Point every time you use your smartphone as a flashlight? Come on, use an actual flashlight to illuminate your way through life. Here are seven brilliant choices for your mission, your adventure, or just finding your damn keys.
A GovX bestseller. Unleash a staggering 1200 lumens into the night with this mighty Barska torch. 8.5 inches, and 14.4 ounces, it’s got plenty of heft but not enough to weigh you down. Designed with utility and function in mind, this torch has five operation modes which can be quickly accessed with just a single button. Water resistant, fogproof, and ready for anything.
5.11 Tactical – TMT L2X Flashlight - $76.95
Made to provide a quick and powerful lighting solution for patrol environments, the tough and powerful TMT L2x Duty Torch offers high and low lighting modes, a momentary on toggle, and an intelligent switching feature that allows you to adjust your lighting preferences on the fly. Made of lightweight and durable aluminum, the TMT is impact and water resistant for superior reliability in tough environments.
LED Lenser – L7 Flashlight - $29.95
The main draw of this affordable LED Lenser torch is its one-handed near-to-far focusing. Constructed of a shock-resistant polycarbonate, this tool is a resilient lightweight addition to your duty belt.
Fenix – PD35 - $64.95
Weighing only 87 grams and measuring only 14 centimeters long, the PD35 delivers impressive illumination in a compact package. With 850-lumen maximum output from a single battery, and six output modes, you've got a portable, go-everywhere flashlight that's perfect for everything from adventures to emergencies.
SOG Knives – Dark Energy 247 - $69.95
With a durable body of Black Hard Anodized Class II, Type III, 6061-T6 Aluminum, this uniquely styled torch from reliable knife maker SOG is ready to rock. Plenty of illumination in a textured, ruggedized and compact handheld grip.
5.11 Tactical – S+R A2 - $46.95
Only 7 inches long, this entry-level 5.11 torch delivers plenty of light for its size. Designed for search-and-rescue operations, this torch has a thermoplastic grip for keeping a secure hold in all-weather environments. Reflective friend-finder handle inserts make the A2 easy to spot in low light conditions, an anodized aluminum body offers outstanding resilience while remaining lightweight.
Inforce – Handheld 6VX Light - $79.95
The new kid on the block, Inforce’s 6VX is designed for military and law enforcement personnel who demand a compact and durable torch that delivers plenty of punch. Its patented heat-releasing venting system maximizes LED performance and keeps the light cool even with prolonged use.