Best Flashlight for Everyday Carry
I searched far and wide for the best flashlight for both Everyday Carry and as a viable tactical light. After a lot of trial and error and research, I found the Streamlight Stylus Pro flashlight with an included a/c adapter and rechargeable lithium-ion battery. This little light is awesome and perfect. At a size, slightly larger than a pen, it is easily carried in a pocket, clipped to my belt, or carried in its included nylon holster. At 60 lumens, this LED light is comparable to a larger-sized flashlight in brightness and with a 3.5-hour run-time, it lasts long enough on one charge to fulfill most mission specific tasks.
It comes included with an A/c plug for recharging which eliminates the need to carry extra batteries. In fact, it doesn’t even need the A/c adapter at all. The charging port is a micro USB and can be charged using your mobile phone charger in about 2.5 hours. The manufacturer claims that this light can be charged up to 300 times with a lifetime of 30,000 hours of use. For the price, this is incredible.
Waterproof and Milspec
The light is also waterproof and has integrated O-ring seals to keep moisture out. It is also durable and made with machined aluminum built to military specifications. It is impact resistant up to 1 meter and a sliding metal sleeve keeps the USB port from being exposed to moisture. I’ve dropped this light several times as well as banged it around in my bag for several years now and it is none the worse for wear.
Ease of Use
There is also an included indestructible pocket clip that can be reversed and attached to the bill of a cap for hands-free operation. The light is activated by a rubber tail switch located on the back of the light. The entire light weighs 1.9 ounces and has an overall length of 6 inches making it an extremely compact and convenient tool that produces a lot of light in a very small package.
Everyday Carry Essential
I consider this light to be an essential piece of gear for my Everyday Carry kit and carry it either in my bag, directly on my person, in my pocket, or clipped to my belt or waistband. It has come in handy on numerous situations and was the saving grace when my car broke down in the woods camping. I clipped it to my hat and used it for over an hour while changing two tires and replacing fluids in a no light situation. I could see out well over 60 yards in deep forest and it provided me with enough light to last until I completed my repairs.
I recently bought a second light for myself and a third for my fiancé. I am a big fan of Streamlight Flashlights because they have proven themselves to be reliable, durable, unobtrusive, bright, and easy to use and recharge. With all of these great qualities in such a small package, I would highly recommend this light for Everyday Carry