Hiking flashlights are a very important piece of hiking kit, well, they are if you’re intending to spend the night camping out on the hiking trail anyway. Even if you are going on a day hike it’s always a good idea to pop a flashlight into your back pack, you never know when you might like to investigate some dark hole or cave, or miss-time your hike and be a little later back than you expected to be . . . “I told you to hike a bit faster but oh no, you would insist on looking at every single tree, flower and bush along the hiking trail – now we’re in serious trouble, good job I packed a flashlight – no you can’t borrow it, it’s mine, follow me . . . ”
Headlamps are very popular these days, they’re the kind of “hands free” version of a flashlight, but there is still a place for a flashlight on a hiking or backpacking trip for those times when you prefer to hold something in your hand. Maybe because . .
Things To Consider While Selecting a Hiking Flashlight
What Lights Up On Your Flashlight
Hiking flashlights, well, all flashlights actually but we’re kinda talking about hiking and back packing here . . . anyway, all hiking flashlights are not created equally. Flashlights have different light sources such as:
Why Hiking Flashlights are Getting Popular
LED flashlights are the most popular, and they’re getting more popular all the time with three very good reasons: