Ever tried moving around in the dark in an unfamiliar place? Or tried to do little intricate jobs like tying knots, unscrewing bolts or in general trying to see into dimly let areas with no natural light? For the standard Everyday Carry (EDC) kit, the Best EDC Flashlight is definitely essential. There are heaps of different EDC flashlights on the market and choosing the right one is near impossible. There’s really no way to know which one is right for you until you’ve tried a few. So here's my Top 5.
Best EDC Flashlight List
1. Olight S1R Turbo S Rechargeable LED Flashlight
Here is a nifty little flashlight for a lightweight EDC carry. The Olight S1R Turbo is a small LED flashlight with both a clip for use on the brim of a baseball hat, and a magnet in the tail so it can be attached to any steel or iron surface. This is especially handy to have in your car for the unexpected breakdown. Or any situation where you need both hands to work and a light on the situation in front of you.
The light has an adjustable output, up to 900 lumens. It just may be able to signal a space station and it's perfect for close up work or reading. In addition, it’s waterproof and the clip can be reversed for your needs. It uses a CR123A Lithium battery, but being an LED it will not drain quickly. My best EDC Flashlight at the moment.
2. True Utility FlashStash LED Flashlight with Waterproof Capsule
The FlashStash from True Utility is an interesting little multi purpose tool for those who are looking for a minimal carry. Many people have a flashlight and a separate capsule-like waterproof compartment on a keychain. These capsules can be used for cash, emergency medicines, small parts and matches. However, if you are looking to combine these things, then the Flashstash is for you.
This small flashlight is made of anodized aluminum, and has a waterproof compartment at the end of the housing that can serve as a cash-stash. The stash end has a lanyard loop and on the front end there is a 0.5W LED flashlight. Very handy and one of the best EDC flashlights today.
3. eGear Jolt USB Mini Rechargeable Flashlight
Super, super cool! Everyone needs a flashlight, right? However, if the usual tactical ones are either too big or just not your style, here is a small alternative. The eGear Jolt USB Mini Rechargeable Flashlight is a great companion to your Office EDC Kit. Recharges easily via USB from any computer or powered device. Glows red when charging and green when fully charged. Will provide 2 hours of use at 25 lumens in a steady mode, so obviously not the be all and end all of flashlights. But certainly a neat little tool to have on hand and a personal favorite of mine.
4. EMBRITE Precision Glow In The Dark Keychain FOB
Super, super cool! Everyone needs a flashlight, right? However, if the usual tactical ones are either too big or just not your style, here is a small alternative. The eGear Jolt USB Mini Rechargeable Flashlight is a great companion to your Office EDC Kit.
Recharges easily via USB from any computer or powered device. Glows red when charging and green when fully charged. Will provide 2 hours of use at 25 lumens in a steady mode, so obviously not the be all and end all of flashlights. But certainly a neat little tool to have on hand and a personal favorite of mine.
5. Athlights Magnetic Flashing Safety Lights
Now this is a little out of the area of EDC kits, but it’s a personal favorite as I’m a regular runner and cyclist. When I came across this, I thought it was an incredibly innovative idea. These are small, button-battery powered high-output LED lights that are small enough to be hooked on your person and small enough to carry in a jacket pocket when not in use.
When I say “hooked” I mean more like stuck with magnets. There are small magnets that you place under the outer layer of the clothes you are wearing, and the lights adhere to these magnets. This prevents any holes in your clothes or worse, being stuck with a sharp pin when running. For the price, it seems a sound investment for a daily runner or cyclist. I certainly agree anyway.
Best EDC Flashlight Conclusion
Once again, don’t get stuck in the dark without an EDC flashlight. Buy yourself one now and use for the purpose you need it, even if that means buying a few to try. The investment is definitely worth it and nobody can put a price on your life. I hope you've enjoyed the review of my Top 5 Best EDC Flashlight and hope you pass on the word to your family and friends. Comments welcome.