Of the lights I currently own, I'd have to go with a SureFire C3. It's a reasonably powerful incan that can take primary or secondary cells in its stock form. I'd probably have to choose practicality over aesthetics, and go with the more durable HA version.
If I owned an incan A2, I might have to choose that over the C3.
Battery type 2xAA (Alkaline, Ni-Mh) or 3xAA with extension tube
Lock out function achieved by loosening the body
Mode memory function
HA III hard anodized finish
Tail standing capability (standard), tactical tailcap optional
Constructed of aircraft grade aluminum
Waterproof to IPX-8 standard
I suppose the closet multi-clicker in me has finally taken over because I would normally NOT pick a multi-click light, but for just one light, it would be a toss-up between the HDS clicky or a McGizmo Haiku XP-G.
The Haiku has the better overall beam, but the HDS has a greater range in output and configurability.
Ra Ra Ra! :twothumbs 1st place! :bow:
2nd place would be my one and only Muyshondt Ti Nautilus. :bow: (Too bad I found out about this outstanding design before I could get the aluminum version. If I had a couple of the aluminums it would be a real battle between first and second choice. Ah well.)
3rd place is SF Saint Minimus. (The few times I used a headlamp, they are hands down <snicker, chortle> BETTER when indoors. Never had to use one outdoors yet. That having been said, I don't edc a headlamp. A single battery [email protected]#A ... uuhhh sorry, didn't mean to cuss, just forgot to take my finger off the shift key, A single battery CR123A handheld flashlight is my edc of choice.)
I've gone through this whole thread. :tired: Could we just declare Sir Henry the winner and have done with it? (Just kidding folks. Wouldn't DREAM of denying all of youse with other opinions. Although IMHO, HDS/Ra is the clear winner. SO far. Of course YMMV.)