Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and decided to finally sign up to ask for your recommendations.
Im looking for my first EDC flashlight. I want something I can throw in my pocket and mostly forget about until it's needed. I d is like things hanging on my belt and I've tried knives clipped in my pockets and just never liked them that way, so I'm looking for something that will fit in my front pocket and not look like I'm happy to see everybody.
Buy once cry once. I'd rather pay more up front and get what I want/need than to go cheap.
I don't have any specific activities I'd use it for other than random needs both indoor and out.
Probably in the 3-4 , length range, but looking for other's experience.
looking to keep it small so probably a single AA or AAA, but could be convince to go with a single cr123 or similar.
i think I'd like something at least 100 lumens for the high power mode, but don't expect to really use the highest mode all that often. I think I'd be looking for something with 3 different brightness modes. From candlelight mode to a nice medium brightness to the 100+ range.
Simple mode selection is best for this simple guy. Not looking for anything complex or programmable. I could live with on going either to the lowest power and the cycling through to each higher power or if it remembers the last used setting, I could go for that too.
im hard on stuff in my pockets, so whatever is going to be in there has to be able to handle constant bumping into things and be able to survive a moist environment. This is probably the most important aspect of the device. If I'm going to buy something to EDC, it has to be able to survive with me.
i would highly prefer a device that was primarily engineered and manufactured in the good ol' USofA. It doesn't have to be 100% USA, but the more the better. If there isn't something domestic that meets my needs, I'll go with an import, but prefer USA if I can.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations you may have. If I can answer any questions you may have, please fire away.