Wherever your travels might take you, it’s good to know that you won’t need to buy batteries for your flashlight. There are lots of great flashlights you can juice up with the same USB charger you use for your phone. Everyday Carry shares 13 great rechargeable flashlights in a variety of sizes and styles for you to choose from.
This durable aluminum alloy flashlight offers a peak brightness of 1000 lumens with a max beam distance of 945 feet. Its IPX-8 waterproof body offers a tactile pineapple texture for grip and an anti-roll design. Using its included 18650 battery it can also recharge gadgets in a pinch.
Soonfire’s 5.5″ aluminum flashlight is built to stand up to the elements. It’s IPX-8 water- and dust-resistant, and kicks out a bright beam thanks to its CREE LED light source. It has five brightness levels: 8-, 60-, 350-, 650-, and 1060-lumen, along with a strobe mode. Choose from gold, black, or silver finishes.
This compact flashlight measures less than 4″ long but outputs up to 1200 lumens in turbo mode. Sleek styling sets it apart from other tactical flashlights, and its jagged front edge can be used to break glass in an emergency. It comes in red or green anodized aluminum as well as a natural finish titanium model for $20 more.
NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.
Measuring just 3.24″ long, Nitecore’s T4K flashlight is small enough to put in the palm of your hand, but it can blast out a blinding 4000-lumen beam in short bursts. It has four CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs, and can cast a beam up to 685 feet. Its 1000mAh Li-on battery can power a 200-lumen beam for 2 hr 45 min or a 65-lumen beam for 7 hr.
Measuring 2.38″ long, RovyVon’s palm-sized A4x Pro flashlight is compact but powerful. It runs for up to 90 minutes in its 700-lumen high brightness setting and has 400-, 30-, and 3-lumen modes as well as a strobe mode. It’s USB rechargeable, and its titanium case will last a lifetime.
The NEBO Inspector 500+ is ideal for mechanics. Its area light and spotlight modes offer versatility, while a magnetic base lets you use it hands-free on a steel surface like under a car hood. The penlight kicks out up to 500 lumens, while the area light can do 400. It runs on either rechargeable or AAA batteries.
This palm-size flashlight produces a 650-lumen beam from its high-CRI LED. The Rider RX measures 3.7″ long and is IP68 rated waterproof and dustproof. In addition to its included rechargeable battery, it’s compatible with AA batteries. It’s available in blue or rainbow anodized aluminum, and raw titanium for a few dollars more.
This hefty soda-can style flashlight cranks out a blinding 16340 lumens with a 1345-foot throw distance in its brightest mode. It packs four high-performance CREE XHP70.2 LEDs, and its case is rated IPX-8 waterproof. In its more pragmatic medium mode, it will run for 11 hours per charge and up to 6.25 days in its barely-on firefly mode.
Nitecore’s upgraded TIP keychain flashlight has a second OSRAM P8 LED, pushing it to a max 700 lumens of output, and an illumination distance up to 100 yards. It still weighs less than an ounce and offers up to 50 hours of run-time per charge on its lower settings. Available in black or grey.
This portable light from Goal Zero combines a 300-lumen floodlight and a 300-lumen spotlight. It has clips for hanging and is IP67 waterproof. Its 5200 mAh battery can be used to recharge your phone in an emergency, and it has a small 1.2-watt solar panel built-in for topping it off on sunny days.
This ultra-compact flashlight is a minimalist’s dream. Rather than waste materials on a case, it uses its 9-volt power source as its handle. Connect a battery to its head unit, and it’ll provide up to 60 lumens from its six LEDs. It runs for up to 60 hours per battery and has a two-LED flashing mode.
This limited-edition variant of Olight’s i3T Plus pocket flashlight features a copper body that’s textured to look like a stalk of bamboo. Each one is hand-aged with fire and water, so no two lights are identical. It has 15-lumen, 100-lumen, and 250-lumen turbo modes and runs for up to 28 hours.
RovyVon’s palm-sized flashlight offers two options for power – a built-in rechargeable LiPo battery or a replaceable AAA battery. It comes in 400-lumen, 550-lumen, and 700-lumen models in various combinations of cool, warm, or red LEDs. Choose from aqua, orange, green, black, or gunmetal IPX7 waterproof aluminum cases.
NEBO’s versatile flashlight combines a 2000-lumen spotlight beam with a 500-lumen COB work light that emerges from its telescoping center. It also has a 40-lumen red light with a flashing hazard mode. Made from aluminum with an IP67 water-resistant rating, and runs on a rechargeable 18650 battery.
Measuring 4.8″ long, the TC15 packs a punch for its size, kicking out a max 2300 lumens with a beam distance of 807 feet. It has a CREE XHP 35 LED light source, and is powered by a rechargeable 18650 battery. It offers five brightness levels and a strobe mode, and comes in black or military tan with cool or neutral white light.
Lumintop’s compact aluminum flashlight has a cool blue-grey anodized finish and is rated IPX8 waterproof. Its triple Cree LEDs produce up to 2800 lumens of cold white light, visible from up to 650 feet away. It’s powered by a single 18650 battery and is small enough to keep in your pocket.
This waterproof aluminum flashlight from Klarus is small but mighty. It measures just 4.75″ long and weighs just 5oz. with the battery, but can crank out a blinding 4000 lumens in its 5-second turbo mode. Runtimes range from 200 hours in its lowest “moonlight” setting down to 1.5 hours at 2000 lumens.
This palm-sized aluminum flashlight from Fenix cranks out an impressive 260 lumens on its brightest setting. In addition to its four-mode white LED, it has an auxiliary red LED that can be used as a warning or emergency light. It supports USB-C recharging and is IP66-rated waterproof.
Guide your way through the darkness with this even brighter version of the NEBO Transcend headlamp. This model tops out at 1500 lumens and has four brightness modes plus a strobe. Its body is made from aluminum and has a magnetic base for mounting on metal. It’s also IPX7 waterproof and impact-resistant.
Noctigon makes unique, custom-configured flashlights. The K9.3 can switch between nine inner LEDs and three outer LEDs, which can be ordered in various brightness levels and color temperatures, as well as red, green, or amber. Its body is CNC-machined from aluminum and comes in black, green, or dark grey.
NEBO’s SL100 spotlight can cast a beam up that’s visible from up to 1 mile away. It combines a white/red COB LED light with a laser-excited phosphor (LEP) module to achieve its impressive beam distance. Its aluminum case is wrapped in PA66 nylon and rubber for grip and has magnet, belt clip, and tripod mounting options.
This hefty D-battery-powered flashlight uses a 5-watt Cree XPE LED to cranks out up to 590 lumens, visible at a distance up to 420 meters (~1377 feet). It’s made from aluminum and ABS plastic and is waterproof up to 1 meter. It has low, high, and strobe modes and can run for up to 18 hours between battery swaps.
Olight upgrades its Seeker Pro flashlight with more power and improved controls. Its four cool-white LEDs kick out 4200 lumens up to 250 meters. It has a grooved rotary knob with brightness and battery indicators, a smart lockout after 30 seconds of inactivity, and a lens obstruction proximity sensor.