Updated November 10, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Pocket Flashlights

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If there is one piece of gear that everyone can benefit from carrying, it's a pen flashlight. These pocket illuminators provide both utility and preparedness in a wide range of situations. The models you'll find here may vary slightly in size, but they've all been chosen for their ability to consistently keep you out of the dark. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pocket flashlight on Amazon.

10. J5 Tactical V1-Pro

9. Ledlenser P5R.2

8. Fenix PD25

7. EverBrite 4-Pack

6. Zebralight SC52

5. ThruNite Archer 2A V3

4. Maglite Solitaire 1-Cell

3. Anker Bolder P2

2. SOG Dark Energy DE-06

1. Streamlight Microstream

Editor's Notes

November 07, 2018:

Looked at Streamlight models, adding the Microstream for its price-to-quality ratio but omitting the popular Stylus Pro due to ongoing issues with its on-off tail switch. Selected the SOG Dark Energy 750A as a viable option for those looking for something exceptionally high-end and the ThruNite Archer 2A V3 despite some occasional durability woes.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 10, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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