Whether you need a flashlight for hunting, camping, or just taking the dog for a walk at night, you should consider finding one that’s really durable and made to last. To help you find the best tactical flashlight available, we researched some of the top brands and best-selling products to put together our top 10 picks. Before we get started, let’s take a closer look at some of the features you need to know about before shopping.
Lumens: Lumens are a measure of how bright the light of a flashlight is. For some reference, a reading light has about 20 lumens. The products in our tactical flashlight reviews have anywhere from 300 to 1600 lumens.
Battery: Most of the high-quality lights we found can be powered by either a standard AAA or AA battery or a rechargeable Lithium-Ion. There are even a few products on our list that include the appropriate Lithium-Ion and charger.
Waterproof: We have to mention that there’s a difference between waterproof and water resistant. a lot of these aren’t waterproof but most are water resistant. They can handle getting some rain on them. We noted this in the reviews.
Beam Distance: Beam distance is the maximum distance the spotlight shines in ideal condition. Most of our picks have a beam distance of about 600 feet but you will find some that shine 1000 feet or more.
Charger: A flashlight that comes with a charger means you don’t have to buy one separately. A few of our top picks do include chargers and rechargeable batteries so if you’re looking for a packaged deal, no worries!
Accessories: Most of the products in our reviews don’t come with any accessories at all but if you want something a little extra special, there are a few extras available. You’ll find some that come with cases and even holsters.
Now that you know a little more about these features, let’s move into our best tactical flashlight review. Here’s how it’s set up. Our top pick and budget pick are first. Running short on time? Those 2 products are a great place to start. After that, you’ll find the rest of the products that round out our best list. Don’t just look for ones from the best tactical backpack brands. There are plenty to choose from. Okay, let’s get to it!