Best Backpacking Flashlights


If you have gone backpacking or camping in general, you understand how dark it gets in the wilderness and how essential it is to have a reliable flashlight. Once as light diminishes, hazard are harder to spot and terrain harder to navigate.

Check out our list of the best backpacking flashlights:

Anker Rechargeable Bolder LED Flashlight

This flashlight is super durable and super powerful. With 900 lumens, this flashlight can bring great visibility to a dark night. Not to mention the durable construction which can take a beating and resist water. This flashlight can last around 6 hours before needing to be recharged with its USB charger.

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Fenix PD40R v2.0 3000 Lumen USB-C

This is an extremely powerful flashlight with 3000 lumens maximum output. Compact and durable this flashlight does not take up much space. It is waterproof so do not worry about getting it wet. It also comes with 4 brightness modes including a strobe light.

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GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight

This is a solid option if you are not looking to spend much money but are looking for something reliable. This flashlight is bright, with up to 1000 lumens. Made from a strong aluminum alloy this flashlight can withstand falls and crushing. It is also waterproof. Just keep in mind that it is a little bit bigger than some of the other options.

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Foxelli Headlamp Flashlight

This lightweight headlamp is another great option if you do not want to carry around a handheld flashlight. It has up to 45 hours of power. It is also very affordable, bright, and durable – a solid option for the average backpacker.

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NiteCore Thumb Flashlight

This is the most compact flashlight on this list and with 85 lumen output, it has plenty of brightness for backpacking. This flashlight can attach to a key chain and has a 120-degree adjustable head. On low settings this flashlight can last up to 22 hours.

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