Yes, I'm sure some guys here think: "he must be crazy"
After reading posts here for about a month, I discovered people think of Maglites that they have had their last days. They are big, heavy, outdated, not bright enough, etc etc etc.
I must admit, they are not as bright and small as those high-tech new LED-lights we all have nowadays, BUT:
1. you know what you have. Maglites are quite reliable, and every 15 hours or so, it needs a new, fairly cheap bulb. That's it!
2. Mags come with a focussable beam. ALL of them! This can't be said for (nearly?) all Surefires, Olights, Fenixes...... and that's a feature I STILL miss on most of those high-tech lights!
3. the good old incan versions have all the right color of the light they put out, this can't be said for 95% of the LED-lights.....
4. Incans CAN have a long runtime.... a Mag D-cell flashlight is a good example. It runs about 10 hours!
5. The incan versions are quite hufter-proof: no blown electronics when you put the batteries in the wrong way (hmmm... Fenix??)
6. the simple UI can't be better in my opinion. Any C or D cell Mag is a truely one-handed light! The switch is in exactly the right place. In fact, this can be said for the AA and the 2AAA-versions too. Only the Solitaire is, due to its size, more a two-handed light.
With ANY of those "clicky" flashlights, you either have to hold it in an awkward way (very high above you, thumb pointing to your back) OR you'll need TWO hands to switch it on or off. Not good!
After about fifteen years of Mag ownership, the worst I ever encountered on any of my 30 Mags is a switch-cap on my eldest 2D that simply went. I got 4 new ones from the Dutch representatives for free.... that's what I call SERVICE, even after 15 years.....
So I still use them a lot (more than once on a daily basis actually) despite having the more sophisticated, brighter lights now.
However, as an EDC most of the Mags are not the best choice I must admit... except for ONE, but that's a different story....