What's your travel flashlight?

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Regular international travel with work, I carry an emisar D4, skilhunt h03 and DQG On my keys. Single 18650 usb charger.

I’m paranoid about losing a light to the airport security Nazis, so only carry lights I can afford to lose.

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Convoy S2 Thumbs Up

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no special one

FW3A

also a photon X on keychain ( 2 2032 cells , very tiny, many modes )

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Personally I used Nitecore EC20 for my recent trip to Tanzania (yes, travel industry is alive). I ordered a private tour at altezza and climbed to mount Kilimanjaro with my good old flashlight. Maybe it is not the best flashlight on planet Earth but this gear was in the right place at the right time. That’s why it become my favorite travel flashlight.

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Lumintop FW3A + Lumintop HLAAA

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I usually have a Rovyvon A5 as a necklace(yeah weird but I prefer it there than with keys), an AAA light in a pocket organizer, and a 18650 light clipped on me somewhere.

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Olight S1R (NW, 10C cell). True moon mode, low follows moon, nice beam, small, direct turbo, excellent clip.

If not toyed around with, one charge lasts long enough.

A keychain light (i3E, 4000K, CRI 85) as backup is always with me anyway.

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OTR U18 because it is my smallest 18650 with charging at the moment.

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Lumitop tool 2.0.

2× 14400 and if needed can use AAs.

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I keep an Acebeam X70 with spare handle, an HL55 and HM50R in my truck at all times.

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seery wrote:
I keep an Acebeam X70 with spare handle, an HL55 and HM50R in my truck at all times.

That’s a serious SOB of a light.
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This thread shows how much of an over packer I am.

Recent three weeks in Armenia:

Armytek wizard headlamp
Zebra h53w backup headlamp
KR1
Tool aa
Rovyvon a5

Along with some extra 18650s and eneloops

What did I actually USE?

Just the tool AA

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The last time I travelled overnight, I carried my SC62 (not the sc62w because I might cry if I lost it) and my DQG Slim AA Ti, plus a small USB single-cell Li-Ion charger. The Slim AA looks better if I have to appear more formal, and it can also use AA in a pinch (though I carry it with 14500). Empty spare cell holder is packed somewhere – they’re basically disposable to me at this point, I have so many, and I can safely store cells there if needed.

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Last trip was to Cardiff on the train with one night in a hotel. I tossed an S2 in my bag and didn’t need it.

Overseas trips, I put an D4S in my carry on. I pack a single cell USB powered charger in my checked bag.

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I usually carry my triple Novatac 120T with me when traveling.

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i dont travel much but if i would i would probably take the fw3a with me.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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Depending where and how I’m traveling I generally have something simple like a convoy S2+ as its cost effective and does the job and not a total loss if it goes missing and as of recently a nitecore Tiki thats been attached to my keys.

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pennzy wrote:
seery wrote:
I keep an Acebeam X70 with spare handle, an HL55 and HM50R in my truck at all times.

That’s a serious SOB of a light.

It is a beast!
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my D4V2 and my Manker E02 that never leaves my side anyway.

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Jetbeam Rotary w sw45k

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My travel flashlight is currently a Sofirn https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AdtHTV

It never failed so far

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Just got back from 3.5 weeks in the San Fran and L.A. areas and I brought my ET D25C Ti. clicky and my D4V2, which I hardly used.

Xtar XP1 and MC1+ were the chargers.

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“What’s your travel flashlight?”

by air: cheapest.
TSA takes the good ones.

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turkeydance wrote:

TSA takes the good ones.

Why would they take flashlights?
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I air travel with a SK68 and a pocket edc (DQG tiny aa) typically, camping is a different story, thrower (wurkkos ts30s), flooder (sp36), headlamp (sk40 or HD20) and something small for pocket (varies)

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Pete7874 wrote:
turkeydance wrote:

TSA takes the good ones.

Why would they take flashlights?

They really shouldn’t unless it has a some sort of weapon potential. TSA allows up to 160 watt hour capacity which for a flashlight is huge. https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more_info/?hazmat=7
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Weapon potential like this Wurkkos TS30s

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My travel light last time (to another city, to see my brother’s father) was a Convoy S2+ with SST20 2700K. It worked well for everything except as a bedside light, the spot was way too intense even at 0.1% mode. Now that I put a 30° TIR on it, it should be much nicer.

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Any regular flashlight wouldn’t be taken by TSA, unless it has a tool kit included, very sharp edges, or it can be used as a baton due to weight (ie large Maglight).
There is a maximum WAh for lithium, but a normal flashlight wouldn’t be a problem. Been flying with flashlights for decades and nothing happened.

My current travel EDC is the https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AougML EAGTAC D3C

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after 9/11, the TSA took two of my favorites.
they said it was because of the batteries,
and they would not accept my argument.

so…now i fly (or not) with “cheapies”,
since the TSA confiscated one of those, too.
reasoning is, i can buy a cheap replacement
at my destination, and give it to the TSA
at their security station before my return flight.

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