Looking for a new EDC for my birthday

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Haggai
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Looking for a new EDC for my birthday

Looks like I need to pick me a birthday gift... and I want a flashlight, obviously. Smile

 

What I want is a replacement for my current EDC, which I really like but it is a bit too weak, the MXDL 3W twisty. I carry it in my jeans's pocket, so it has to fit there comfortably.

What I want: XP-G R5 (neutral tint if possible, otherwise cool white), small (less than 8cm if possible), light, clicky, tailstand, probably 1xAAA, flood to throw would be great.

What I have in mind: N-light, ITP, Preon Revo, Mr Lite, probably forgot many others. Not limited to budget flashlights, but I do prefer it to be a budget one so I won't be afraid to carry it around, abuse it or lose it.

 

What can fit my needs best?

I would take the N-light in a blink if it was made of aluminium... but at 40g without battery it seems a little too heavy.

 

Also, if there is a small enough 1xAA, which brings out lots of light, has decent run time and is light enough to carry - I'm in for it too.

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I haven't got mine yet but Zebralight's AA lights look very promising in lumens, modes and size. SC51 or SC51w as the neutral tint. Quite expensive than an iTP A3 EOS R5 though. 

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The zebralight SC51(w) is currently the king of the 1xAA(non-14500) lumen hill...and it's very compact to boot.  The UI and  beam personally are about as perfect as it gets.  

The only caveat I have with it is the inadvertent activation while in the pocket. This has happened to me once. Easily avoided by a 1/4 twist of the tailcap.  Your results may vary. 

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Thanks for the Zebras suggestions, they do look really good, but it is a bit too expensive.

Especially that in my country you pay taxes (customs and fees) for any import over 50$, which can result in 30%-40% addition to the price.

So let's put price limit at 50$, preferably including shipment.

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You may consider Quark MiNi AA, S2 Edition also, for $39,00 (shipping inc.) or Eastward YJ J09 for less than $20 (AA version also) Wink Or Maratak, for example (both AAA and AA)