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What's your travel flashlight?

Ideal travel flashlight:

- Lightweight
- Long runtime
- Batteries are accessible or easily charged
- Usually prefer headlamp for outdoorsy stuff over a handheld light
- Brightness less important. 1-30 lumen is fine. Floody more useful than throw.

I’m using a skilhunt H03 now which has a very light body (44g), but the overall headlamp just feels super heavy/clunky especially with the 3rd band. Using it with a Tomo M2 powerbank (2×18650), xtar PB2 instead soon.

Somewhat tempted to jump to an NU25, but don’t like that batteries are fixed and only 7-8 hrs of runtime on medium.

Any better options? 1xAA models? The crazy thing is that from my research moving to AA only saves 1oz and costs me 3-4x the runtime.

Edited by: nquinn on 05/06/2018 - 00:54
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Last time I traveled, I took the Rofis MR70 and a custom Convoy S2+.

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For travel, I want really good efficiency, so I don’t have to worry about extra batteries or charging a lot. Zebralights, either AA or 18650 versions, are my favourite. The wide range of useful modes is a good bonus, too. Though, I find the latest 18650 versions don’t go into those really really low moonlight modes the older models and the AA models do.

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Take two Zebralight~
maybe SC600w IV Plus & SC600Fc IV Plus..
or SC600w IV Plus & SC600F IV Plus..
This time I come to Singapore,
I take SC600w IV Plus & SC600Fc IV Plus.. Wink

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Like most of us probably, I usually take a couple in my bag plus an extra cell or two. But when I go out of town there’s an HDS Rotary in my pocket most of the time. Great efficiency, long runtimes, utmost reliability, and fantastic low “moonlights” for poking around the hotel room at night without disturbing others I may be with. Plus mine have tritium bezels, for when I wake up in a strange room and need to find a light easily, but can’t by “muscle memory” like at home. That’s kind of a big one for me — gotta be able to easily find it in the dark in a strange place.

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I mostly do 2 – 4 day road trips in the Southwest (California, Nevada, Arizona) and take two. Keep a Thorfire TG06S with 14500 in my pocket – starts on high, good pocket clip, cheap in case I lose it. I also have an Olight S15R that I use in the hotel room and for things like going to the movies where I would need instant access to moonlight. I also take the magnetic base so the Olight serves as the charger for both lights.

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If traveling by car, I take quite a few with me and in the car.
If by air, usually two or three. The last couple of times they were zebralight sc600 III HI and eagletac d25c Ti. One extra 18650, one cr123, and a single cell charger with USB

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Usually a Fenix HL21, E12/Jetbeam 1mk, LD01, and Eagle Eye X6R XPL-HI.

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emarkd wrote:
low “moonlights” for poking around the hotel room at night without disturbing others I may be with. Plus mine have tritium bezels, for when I wake up in a strange room and need to find a light easily, but can’t by “muscle memory” like at home. That’s kind of a big one for me — gotta be able to easily find it in the dark in a strange place.

+1. D25Cti with trits for me. Also like to take a small thrower with me when going to a nice location with a lot of nature, for spotting animals. Next trip to France probably the D1s.
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Honestly usually a Eagle eye x6 I built. A case of batteries. And I’ll either take my ea41 or tn4a with a extra 4 pack of eneloops. That way for some unknown unforeseen event that hopefully never happens. I have a light with decent output I can find batteries for at any gas station.

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Nitecore TIP or Acebeam UC15

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Utorch ut01 or Jetbeam Jet1 MK, typically. If it’s a longer trip and I have room, I will take convoy s2+ as well.

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sc600w mk3 hi

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The ‘when (as in what time of year), where, and how long’ are the deciding factors for me.

In dead of winter, in unpopulated areas, I might carry a Yezl Y3 with an MTG2 emitter and three 26650s in it, as well as my perpetual Thrunite T10 and a reliable 2-AAA penlight in my shirt pocket. Currently I really like the IYP365 with its 219b emitter.

In summer, no matter the situation, I’ll always have the latter two. If I’m away for a lengthy period, I’ll carry a spare 4-pack of lithium primaries for each in my shaving kit.

In addition, I always have a decent headlamp (like an HO3) not too far away – in my day pack, the console of my truck, and my suitcase. When something needs fixing, I want to have the use of both hands.

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Traveling I don’t mind taking the heavy duty ones. HaikeLite MT03 with TA driver mod is what I’ll be taking with me. And Emisar D4 in the pocket

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Question’s kinda vague. “Travel” as in camping out, or “travel” as in a business trip to Chicago, or “travel” as in a cruise around the tropics? Access to AC/USB for charging? Restrictions as in carrying Li cells? Etc.

In most cases, for me, it’d be the same lights I EDC, maybe even more.

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Last time I travelled I took-
Thorfire TG06S (AA NiMh) as bedside light for my wife
Yupard 16340 with RGBW as bedside light for myself
Thorfire C8S to look at things further away
Thorfire TK15S for EDC
Convoy S2+ to compare with TK15S
Nitecore Tube as it is always on my keys

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for travelling I’d carry my SC600w HI IV and a Olight UC charger

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Probably just whatever i’m EDCing – for the last 3 months it’s been UTorch UT01. Been great so far. Coldish light but I allow that due to its low cost, tiny size, decent UI.

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Convoy C8 and a ET D25C Ti. clicky the last time I visited family in L.A..

For T.G. week in Santa Fe, it was a 3Tronics triple and the ET.

Appropriate chargers, as well.

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My travel light is FourSevens Mini 2AA. Small, thin, great runtime, AA, twisty (no tailcap failure), tailstand, Floody,

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Size and weight are my major concerns when packing for a trip. To keep those down, I typically bring a light with on-board charging. Usually it’s a TIP CRI, plus an Olight H1R if I expect to need a headlamp.

If I’m going to be spending time in the wilderness, it’s a different story, of course.

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Olight S1R, plenty of light for a short trip, bring the USB charger for a longer trip.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/8gu1pd/why_you_should_alway... He says armytek…..
I’d take a Skillhunt h03 , a nichia lumi.tool, a handful of tube lights and a bag o batteries .

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My EDC UltraTac K18 with its micro charger unit.
My gray Emisar D4 XP-L HI for showing off.
My TOMO T4 for charging stuff and carrying spare 18650s.

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For serious, Caravan or Overseas travel.

A little no name (2 for 3 dollar fifty delivered, specials) On\OFF Moonlight. AAA. throw away.

Jetbeam Jet 1-MK. 14500

Silver Convoy S2+ 18650

Imalent DN35 26650

2 cell XTR VC2 charger. and a spare cell for each.

Local. Same charger and extra battery.s
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Once the switches are sorted. It’s probably one of the better all rounders. once you go over a S2 or C8.

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Boaz wrote:

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/8gu1pd/why_you_should_always_carry_a_light_a_small_tifu/ He says armytek.....

That story deserves its own thread.

It's unique (but not very believable in my opinion.)

I like the comment:

"First day with your new p*nis?"

:))

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raccoon city wrote:

Boaz wrote:

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/8gu1pd/why_you_should_always_carry_a_light_a_small_tifu/ He says armytek.....

That story deserves its own thread.

It's unique (but not very believable in my opinion.)

I like the comment:

"First day with your new p*nis?"

:))

I remember reading that a few days ago! Definitely hard to believe, but a review session for a final? There's a lot I'd do to not miss it.

Anyways, I travel with my Astrolux S41, a Xtar VP2 charger, and a couple LG HG2 cells. The S41 has a great low moonlight mode, more than sufficient higher modes, and a bright turbo. If I'm EDCing it while not traveling, I use 18350 cells in it.

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