Kootek’s K1 flashlight not only has a bright 800-lumen Cree LED light source, but its handle conceals a sharp blade for survival, hunting, or self defense. Its tip provides a window breaker for emergency escapes, and its light beam is adjustable. Recharges via USB.
THE BEST Flashlights
There’s nothing worse than reaching into your utility drawer or emergency kit to find that your flashlight is out of juice. Everyday Carry rounds up a dozen of the best flashlights you can recharge via USB. We’re gonna go buy that Olight S1R Baton right now.
Rather than casting a sharp and focused beam, the Nebo Lil Larry is designed to work like a pocket-sized lantern, projecting a wide and super bright 250-lumen flood of light. It’s water and impact resistant, has a red emergency mode, and a magnetic end. Want even more light? Check out the Big Larry.
Combining the safety and utility of a headlight with the enjoyment of a Bluetooth speaker, Photive’s 2-in-1 gadget is the perfect add-on for any bike. It’s weather-resistant, and detaches from its mount so you can take it with you, and for easy recharging.
The new FlashTorch Mini flashlight is 40% smaller than the original FlashTorch while still packing enough intensity to set objects on fire and even cook food. It has a customized 65W Carley halogen bulb, three brightness settings and a battery that lasts up to 100min.
When it comes to survival, there are few items more critical to have at the ready than a knife, a flashlight, and a way to tell time without your smartphone. Our pals over at Everyday Carry assembled 10 ready-to-go gear combos for every budget and situation.
GoalZero’s series of LED lanterns is designed for a variety of outdoor and mobile tasks. The Lighthouse 400 pushes out 400 lumens, the Lighthouse Mini does 210, and the diminutive Lighthouse Micro Flash does 150. Both the 400 and Mini can juice up USB gadgets too.
If you carry just one tool in your bag, let it be Vouke’s combination flashlight and bladed multitool. It’a got a bright CREE LED lamp, and six versatile blades for everything from fishing to cutting wood, opening bottles and cans, and tightening nuts and screws.
You’ll never have to worry about replacing the battery in this keychain flashlight, thanks to its built-in USB charging port. Has two standard brightness levels, and an infinitely variable output mode as well. Runs for up to 48 hours on a charge. Also available as a UV blacklight.
An LED keychain light designed to look like a bullet casing. Offers 130 lumens of brightness, and is IPX-8 waterproof. While the two-toned brass and copper version is more authentic looking, it’s hard for us to resist anything made of titanium. Guess we’ll just have to buy both.
With its military style design and anodized aluminum body with magnetic base, this Tactical Torch Light feels substantial in hand without bulk. It has five modes, zoom capability, and a bright CREE LED that can last 100,000+ hours. Includes a rechargeable battery.
Prometheus Lights’ quick-release keychain flashlight is shockingly bright, and crafted from durable real metals. Its LED light source is designed for optimal rendering of colors it illuminates. Available in anodized black, nickel plate, solid brass, and solid copper.
PRracer’s headband-mounted action camera for runners. It has a 12MP sensor and shoots videos at 1440p/30fps, 1080p/60fps, or 720p/100fps. It also has time-lapse and burst shooting modes. The headband also houses a 400 lumen flashlight and a retractable skullcap.
A pair of Xenon HID flashlights with a built-in belt clip. The Repulsor emits a total of 7,911 lumens at a 60º angle. Its low beam mode reaches up to 650ft away, while the high beam lights up to about 2300ft. It lasts up to 115min. per charge and also has a USB charging port.