Super tough, and works with multiple types of batteries
This is one of those deals from the Far East wholesalers. It features the option of using 1 AA battery or one CR123 batteries (a shorter fat battery used in cameras and some tactical lights). While a bit on the tactical-looking side, the moderate price and 190 lumens at high output can’t be ignored. It can clip to a pocket or grip nylon hiking pants, and maintained its brightness with on-and-off use during a three-day-trip near Comers Rock, VA. If you take the battery tube extension (used for a AA) out, you can use a CR123 for ultracompact carry. The on/off button at the end of the handle, cycles through three modes: high, medium, and epilepsy inducing blink. You could blink Mr. Bear to death, and if that doesn’t work, throw this uber tough aluminum light with a plastic lens at him. The only con is that running the light on “high” mode, the AA battery only lasts an hour.
Weight: 3 oz. with lithium battery, 3.5 oz. with Duracell
Price: $40, but you can find it with a little research for less than $17