Reddit Reddit reviews Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA alkaline battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz - 45 Lumens - 66318, Black

We found 90 Reddit comments about Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA alkaline battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz - 45 Lumens - 66318, Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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90 Reddit comments about Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA alkaline battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz - 45 Lumens - 66318, Black:

u/pulpfree51 · 19 pointsr/EDC
u/ortrigger · 11 pointsr/EDC

Mostly people at work. I work IT and regularly have to climb under desks to inspect cabling between a desk and wall. I carry the Streamlight Microstream and it doesn't add much if any bulk or weight in my pocket. As a bonus, it's cheap enough that I don't mind it getting banged up.

u/45321200 · 11 pointsr/EDC

All this is carried comfortably in my 5.11 Apex pants.

u/chrs_clvngr · 9 pointsr/vandwellers

My wife and I live in a mini-bus. One of the most valuable things to us has been a little flashlight that's powered with AAA's. We both use a Streamlight MicroStream and love them. We always keep them handy--mine stays in my pocket. You could buy some batteries to go with if you'd like.

Here's a link to something very similar to what we use. (Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight

u/Blackbird76 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Cant go wrong with a MicroStreamlight, such a great value for the price.

u/PattonMagroin · 7 pointsr/EDC

If you aren't looking for something super fancy or "tacticool" I would suggest either the:

StreamLight MicroStream


StreamLight Stylus Pro

They both run on AAA batteries. I have the Stylus and it is fantastic.

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/jaber6 · 7 pointsr/CCW

I carry this now. Perfect size for me and it's bright enough for my needs.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/EDCandmemes · 6 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight my dude, you won't be able to go back after carrying one.

Going by the rest of the stuff you carry i'd say a small AAA light that you can either attach to your keys or clip inside a pocket.

A couple of recommendations:

To clip on to keys: The Olight i3 EOS. 1xAAA 90 lumens, 45min runtime. Simple twist on/off, one mode, plenty bright for most daily stuff. If you want something multi-mode still good for your keys, the Thrunite Ti3 and Lumintop AAA Tool are honourable mentions too.

To clip to your pocket: The Streamlight Microstream. 1xAAA 45 lumens, 2.5hr runtime. Solid pocket clip and push-button that lends itself to be a really good momentary light but can be clicked on for continuous use. Really solid light, inexpensive, Tried and trusted by a lot of the EDC community. Honourable mention goes to the Streamlight Stylus Pro. Almost the exact same light but longer. 2xAAA, 90 lumens, 6 hour runtime if you don't mind the weight of an extra AAA on you.

u/j000p · 6 pointsr/EDC

Phone: iPhone 5c + cheap Spigen case

Watch: Seiko SKX007 + Super Oyster II Bracelet

Wallet: Radix One

Keychain: Remove Before Flight tag, Sandisk Ultra Fit, Dollar Store Carabiner

Keychain Multitool: Victorinox Classic OR Leatherman Micra

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Pen: Fisher Space Pen OR Modded Zebra 701

Yoyo: The Sage (for now)

First post, any questions or suggestions please feel free. Thanks guys!

u/edb_ok · 5 pointsr/EDC

I've been carrying the Streamlight 66318 microlight for a few years. It's about the size of a pen in diameter but half the length. It is bright and works well.

Edited link

u/dclutter1 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Microstream The clip on mine is different but I think this is the same light. Love it.

Spyderco Tenacious Easily the highest value knife I've ever had/seen. I cut and pry the shit out of stuff with this knife on a daily basis.

u/psychxman · 5 pointsr/EDC

Yes and no, phone flashlights can help find something on the floor or follow a path in a pinch but having a dedicated light last longer, is much brighter, can see farther, and can be used in many more types of situations. A phone light will kill your battery very quickly also.

But, again it’s personal preference, really. I like to be prepared for those unique moments. Friends always ask me for my flashlight and I get to be the hero every once in a while lol.

Check out the stream light microstream


Or the olight s1r or I3T EOS


Bright, tiny, and cheap. You will get hooked if you get one of these.

u/Otter91GG · 5 pointsr/flashlight

The brand gets a bit of hate on this sub, but I love my Streamlight Microstream:

About as compact as a AAA can get. The tailswitch is a bit hard to press, but totally manageable. Bonus is that the pocket clip doubles back to work as a hat clip.

u/9mm_sock_puppet · 4 pointsr/CCW

I carry this one which I love. Small enough but gets the job done.


u/nakedracinginsect · 4 pointsr/EDC

In the first picture I forgot my Eleaf iCare and then in the second picture I forgot my Nixon The Chronicle.

Everything on here was purchased on Amazon except for the iCare and my actual iPhone SE... and my truck. The light and pen were just added to my loadout thanks to /r/EDC!

Phone Case: Ringke SLIM

Light: Streamlight Microstream C4

Knife: Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark2

Pen: Fisher X-Mark Space Pen

Wallet: Radix One Slim

I like neat and clean. Also, thanks to /r/minimalism I tend to be very critical of my belongings in both my pocket and my life. When I deem there is nothing left to take away it causes a nice calming effect.

u/thingwrecker · 4 pointsr/EDC

Streamlight Microstream. I've carried one for years. Love it. The clip is nice too because you can clip it to a hat bill.

u/macbooklover91 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

A list of some solid choices:

Name | Brightness | Battery life (brightest mode) | Battery type | Price

u/Snoogliebear · 3 pointsr/Diesel

The leatherman squirt is my vote:
Leatherman 831195 Squirt PS4 Black Keychain Tool with Plier

Or a flashlight like this: Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight

u/TheStuffle · 3 pointsr/EDC

The Streamlight Microstream is bright, simple, inexpensive, and really small.

You might also like something like the Jetbeam BC10

u/Cheifjeans · 3 pointsr/EDC

That looks like an off brand of this one that I have. Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/theraggedandthebones · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've been carrying a Streamlight Microstream and love it. Fits in my pocket, sturdy, and extremely bright considering it runs on a single AAA. It's one of the only affordable lights I've seen at this size that has a tailcap instead of a twist too:

u/Chainmail_Danno · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

You have to help us out with some details here. What do you like to do?

When you start carrying a keychain, having a small multitool can come in handy. I've also wanted to add a little flashlight to my lanyard.

u/jdcmjb · 3 pointsr/flashlight

This is my edc light, small and convenient. $16 on Amazon.

Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA Alkaline Battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz (Black)

u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/GlockR15 · 3 pointsr/EDC

From L-R, T-B


u/NotNowNotNeva · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Check out this one. This might be just what you're looking for.

u/aravena · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to Bottom, Left to Right...

u/gun-nut · 3 pointsr/homestead

I really like my streamlight stylus pro. I've used and carried out every day for almost two years and I've changed the batteries twice. but it looks like it would be too long for your pouch. The Streamlight MicroStream might fit. It's the same as the one use but it has one AA battery instead of two.

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/mrblackandwhite1 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight microstream

Less than $20

Amazing and very small/thin diameter. Bright and sturdy. It says "pen light" but it's half the length of a pen. Same diameter though.

u/SgtDeathAdder · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I wanted a slim flashlight too so I purchased this Streamlight 66318 to be honest I don't like it, too weak for my taste also runs on single AAA battery, that should tell you something, I'm about to buy an Olight S1R which is what I should have done in first place but I'm stupid

u/THE_CENTURION · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Seconded, I use mine almost every day.

Streamlight Microstream

For some reason, the first image on that listing is wrong, but the rest are correct, it's a nice, small light.

Don't bother with the little gas station LED keychain lights, or anything that has more than one LED (They're all shit). It's less than $20, and will last for years and years. I've only had to change out the AAA twice in the last two-ish years, and one of those was because I left it on all night once (D'oh!)

Oh, and I know everybody raves about the Mini Maglights, and I don't know why. They're actually really dim compared to a good LED :P

u/greath · 2 pointsr/AskMen

OK. Here are some EDC options, knives and other things.

u/GL1207 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Streamlight Microstream
Runs on one AAA, 3.5 inches long, puts out 28 lumens, and has a handy dual direction pocket clip (the Amazon picture hasn't been updated to reflect this).

u/Lurkndog · 2 pointsr/bugout

For an EDC light that uses standard consumer batteries, I suggest the Streamlight Microstream. It's a single AAA LED flashlight, and so far it has stood up to the abuse it takes riding in my pocket.

The size is good, it is bright enough, tough enough and water-resistant, and I can get it to turn off and on without cycling through three other settings I didn't want. At around $17, it's also cheap enough to replace if it gets lost.

The only real downside is that the on/off switch is really stiff, but that does prevent it from getting turned on accidentally in my pocket. And it is slowly breaking in with use.

u/Tarquinious_Rex · 2 pointsr/EDC

CRKT Minimalist $22.53

Money Clip $13.99

Parker Jotter $8.49

Timex Expedition $34.39

Micro Streamlight $17.15

Total $96.55 just enough left over for a Sierra Nevada tall boy.

u/DigitalSlim · 2 pointsr/EDC

I can heartily recommend the Streamlight Microstream. Only $15 on Amazon and runs off of one AAA battery:

I've had mine for about a year and a half. It gets beat up in my pocket with keys, Swiss Army Knife, etc and still works incredibly well. It is very bright for it's size and only using one AAA battery.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/CCW

Streamlight Microstream

Runs off of a single AAA battery and isn't a whole lot bigger than one. I use lithium batteries as they seem to run slightly brighter and last slightly longer. It's bright enough to disorient somebody at night and extremely convenient to carry. Also borderline disposable for the price.

u/edc_addict · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'd recommend the Streamlight Microstream. I've had might for about 4 years now and it's been through the washing machine 2 or 3 times now and it keeps on working. There's a AAA version and a USB rechargeable version. its your preference.

u/petrek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

The Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight is $17.82 at Amazon fits your requirements. Also has pretty good reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars with 460 reviews. /r/TheFavoritesOfAmazon

u/DieRunning · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I PM'ed you my answers.

I enjoy surprises.

u/hai-san · 2 pointsr/EDC

although not a pen, the streamlight microstream has a pocket clip that can attach to ballcaps if you wear them, and are really pocketable

u/Fragninja · 2 pointsr/EDC

you could try one of those new synthetic puffy jackets (like this), they are extremely light, and very warm (check out /r/CampingGear for the top of the line ones, otherwise they can definitely be had for less). I got one last winter or the winter before, and except for the -40C days I got last year, I can wear it the entire winter.

I would recommend a flashlight like the streamlight microstream or stylus pro, to just throw in your bag and forget. They can be SUPER useful when you need them, and don't add much weight or bulk.

u/salokin315 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I am a very firm believer that a flashlight is a really useful tool, even for non-defensive scenarios. Since we need light in order to take in data, I like having as bright of a light as possible. There's very few scenarios where I would see myself wishing I had LESS light, whereas there's a lot of scenarios where having a light not bright enough might not give me the kind of data I want to see.

Example: Walking through a dark parking lot late at night, I can quickly scan the areas/shadows as I'm walking and it's bright enough that it illuminates areas really easily, when I carried a smaller dimmer light (streamlight MicroStream), I would have to have the light go over every shadow in order for me to see what was there if it was really dark.

So the way I see it, the brighter the light, the better the results. A lot of people will claim that if your light is too bright that you'll lose your night vision, but with a bright light, you can aim it somewhere like your feet, the wall, or the ceiling, and use it as an area light, you don't have to look directly into the hot spot.

In a defensive scenario, having an incredibly bright light in your face in a dark environment makes it VERY difficult for them to see what I'M doing. So if someone walks up to me in the dark and i'm not sure if they're a threat or not, I can shine the light directly at them and I'm essentially "blinding" them while also illuminating them, so I can see if they have a weapon or whatnot. This also means that I can draw my firearm with my main hand while blasting a light in their face, so they won't be able to see me reach for my gun.

Sage Dynamics on Youtube goes over all of this a lot better an more in depth than I could, I would check him out. Here's one of his videos that goes over most if not all of what I mentioned here.

u/pyroboy101 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I'd upgrade flashlights to one of these. I have one and it's been awesome.

u/Briggsman72 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm a fan of Streamlight. I have the microstream, it's great for the size.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

If you don't mind the extra bulk you could go with something with a little more power.

Streamlight 88031 ProTac 2L High Performance Lithium Flashlight with White LED, 2-Lithium Batteries and Nylon Holster, Black

u/wags_01 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I carry a similarly small light on my keys:

As well as a 1AAA in my pocket:

Both have their place, but I end up using the Microstream far more often. I don't even notice it in my pocket.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/DevastatorIIC · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm looking to replace the $2.88 Rayovac flashlight with a Microstream. I just got the 530 Pardue for my birthday (today!), and I have no plans to ever get a smartphone; that little guy does everything I need, and it only costs me $8.33/mo.

I keep a dufflebag of cold weather gear in my car, along with some emergency stuff. I may do a post of that later.

u/FormYewLa · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/3danman · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/sfltech · 2 pointsr/EDC

These two always end up as giveaways whenever I use them and some of my buddies sees.

Swiss+Tech ST66676M2 Utility Key Multitools (6-in-1) for Keychain for Auto, Camping, Hardware - 2 Pack, Polished Stainless Steel

Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA Alkaline Battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz (Black)

u/ITTVx · 2 pointsr/EDCexchange

Such a great little light! These are ~$18 new with free Prime shipping on Amazon.

u/salthecrawfish · 1 pointr/EDC

I carry a Microstream, and I love it. If you need something capable of filling in for the Beacons of Gondor, it isn't bright enough, but if you just need something to pull out of your pocket and light up a room, it's great. I haven't replaced the battery on mine since July and I use frequently.

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/flashlight

I was going to recommend something small like the Streamlight Stylus Pro or the Microstream coupled with rechargeable AAA batteries. Or maybe the Terralux or the Thrunite Ti4. You can keep a few spare batteries in your bag, and will be good to go for a long while....but..../u/bob60626 linked to a really good deal on those olight s20r now I'm going to suggest that. It seems though that they only do Paypal or Check payments though, so that might be a deal breaker.

I'd also suggest something like the Nitecore Tube, which can be recharged via a standard USB micro connection (your current phone charger if you have an android).

u/Abaddon_4_Dictator · 1 pointr/camping
u/piglip · 1 pointr/EDC

I used to have this attached to my key chain. (I just clipped the light through a key ring and taped the clip shut)

u/Comisar · 1 pointr/EDC

Xperia Z3 Compact

SOG Flash I

BladeKey w/ Kingston DataTraveler 64GB (not shown)

Rubber Band Wallet

Streamlight MicroStream

Jack Black Lip Balm

Gerber Shard

u/boots1216 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

My streamlight stylus pro is the best flashlight ive ever owned. I carry a flashlight with me everyday. They also make a miniture version which i recently purchased and is now my daily carry light.

I found it on amazon mini stylus pro Btw, it runs on a single AAA battery.

u/apintandafight · 1 pointr/flashlight

streamlight microstream.
this is what I have EDCd for the better part of a year, I love it! and for 18 bucks you really cant go wrong. I have the single AAA but you can get the double AAA if it suits your fancy, due to the circuitry efficiency the battery life is much longer on the double AAA model, but both are great.

u/The-Ride-Never-Ends · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/DraaxxTV · 1 pointr/EDC

Looks like you got a lot of suggestions for lights already but as a guy who has a very "light" edc setup, and doesn't like weight or bulk I recommend the Streamlight Microstream. By far my favorite and I carry it everywhere with me. So small, light weight and the battery life is actually surprisingly good. I've had it for almost 5 months now and never replaced the single AAA yet and I use it just about daily for short bursts. Worth checking out and the price is descent.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/loneflanger · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Streamlight Microstream flashlight. I've always wanted a small flashlight to carry around that I could slip in my pocket and forget about. Most of the small, single-AAA powered ones suck ass but this one is bright as hell and uses very little battery power.

u/-BW- · 1 pointr/EDC

Is it this one? If so, Amazon has it listed at 28 lumens.

u/mctoasterson · 1 pointr/EDC

Just barely longer than the Solitaire and a bit fatter is the Streamlight Microstream. If that's too big, then I guess its too big. But it is brighter than the Solitaire by a wide margin. We're talking "car headlight compared to a single candle" brightness difference.

u/halfcabbage · 1 pointr/Outlier

I've been deep down this road before. Most are too fat or too weak for my needs. I stopped looking when I found the streamlight microstream.

u/jakethebiley · 1 pointr/EDC

This is my first EDC post, hope you all enjoy

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB
  2. Samsung earbuds
  3. My Knives that I rotate every now and then.
    Kershaw 1830 OSO Sweet Pocket Knife
    Kershaw 1304BW blackwash: this came in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  4. My flashlights that I rotate as well
    Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight
    ThorFire PF01 Tactical LED Flashlight Pen Light
  5. My Watches
    Pebble Smartwatch Black I wear this one the most, as I love being able to control my music with it
    Invicta Signature model 7376 This is my Fancy watch. I bought it on a cruise a couple years ago, I only wear it for special occasions.
  6. Kindle PaperWhite 5th gen I’ve been reading lots of programing books lately
  7. Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman with Free Pouch
  8. Quick Info Cards with wake turbulence separation, and mandatory advisories, handed out by my Air traffic Control Professor. I’m a ATC Major.
  9. Kershaw keychain tool, Also included in in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  10. 8gb Key flash drive
  11. Sony VAIO® E Series Laptop Model # SVE14A27CXH, great laptop I grabbed before college. Has a I7 and 8gb of Ram. Good for games and school work.
  12. Mophie Juice Pack Charger I love this thing, I waste so much battery browsing Reddit on my phone when I have free time in-between classes or when I have down time at work.
  13. Handmade wallet from Dollywood, theme park, TN. Not shown in the Picture
    That’s it.
u/not-a-person-people · 1 pointr/ems

Look at the streamlight or olight ... the smaller pen sized ones have clips that reverse so you can put them on a hat (great to free up a hand)

The olights have a cool charging base technology and I enjoy a more basic version then this... but I'm also poor.

The streamlight has a couple I'd recommend but mainly this one

There are a million products and all quality from both companies... I carry both of these lights

u/suihcta · 1 pointr/EDC

In rough order, starting from the upper left corner:

u/ohshitsaddam · 1 pointr/flashlight

I use this Streamlight every night when walking with my dog. It works perfectly for me. Very lightweight, endcap switch, and throws a ton of light for the size and price.

u/Zak · 1 pointr/flashlight

I have a Streamlight Microstream. Using the pocket clip, I forget it's there until I want it. Using the recommended AAA batteries, it's brighter than a phone's LED, but I ran it almost exclusively on 10440 lithium-ion batteries, on which it is many times brighter at a cost of short battery life and heat. It has a forward-clicky switch, meaning that pressing the switch will activate the light before it actually clicks, for momentary use.

The trouble is, the switch broke after a month. While I'm sure I can get it repaired under warranty, I don't want to rely on it anymore and don't recommend it to others. I'm told the Pelican 1910 is a better version of the same thing, and I think I'll get one of those to replace it.

As others have covered, your bigger light should probably run on a single 18650 and it should not be from a Chinese brand with a name ending in "fire". Many of these have the option of running on CR123 lithium primaries as well. It's probably not a bad idea to keep a few of these around as they have a shelf life of at least 10 years so you can be sure you have working spares for emergencies. These lights usually use a Cree XM-L2 emitter and put out 600-900 lumens.

For situations where I think I'll need a light, I have a Nitecore SRT5. I like this light a lot, mostly due to its mode select ring. Lights like these usually either have a bunch of modes with a user interface that requires something akin to keying in Morse code using the main switch, or if they're generous, a separate mode select button all with the light on, or very limited functionality, such as high/low only, selected by turning the head to one side or the other. The SRT series uses a ring to select from several blinky modes and continuous dimming from a very low moonlight mode to 750 lumens on high. It's possible to tell by feel which mode the light is in before turning it on and to select a different mode while the light is off. I find that having a lot of modes does not get in the way with this UI, and given that, I do like having the beacon, strobe and SOS modes. There's also an extra red/blue LED, which I find minimally useful.

The SRT6 and SRT7 are similar lights with larger, longer-throw heads, but I like that the SRT5 fits in my pocket more or less comfortably. SRT5 kits with a battery or two and a charger go for about $100. An SRT5 by itself is around $75. The kits seem to be a good value. There are some other lights with mode select rings, and I listed a few in this thread. Absent from that list is the Thrunite Lynx, which seems to have limited availability and an MSRP of $130. The Lynx puts the selector ring at the rear of the light so it's easier to operate from the same grip as the power switch.

Edit: has the Lynx in stock, but only two of them at the time of this post:

u/pietthepenguin · 1 pointr/ems

I work both IFT and 911, and I bring the same gym bag to each.

Extra pens/pencils, 99 cent notepads, phone charger, portable battery pack, my lunchbox, contact lens case and solution, my glasses (just in case), Thomas Guide, extra uniform, underwear, socks, whatever book I'm currently reading, iPhone earbuds, Hydroflask and Gatorade on the side.

In my uniform and pants pockets I carry chapstick, eyedrops, one of the 99 cent notepads, a pen and pen/stylus combo for our tablets, a Streamlight Microstream, and a regular disposable penlight with pupil size gauge.

u/flyonthwall · 1 pointr/gadgets

a folding knife and a small pocket flashlight.

in my case a leatherman skeletool cx and a streamlight microstream

I'm constantly amazed that these two simple items are not carried by every member of the human race every single day. i don't just use these at least once a day, i use them almost every waking hour of every day. how do you people survive without them?

u/velvetcactus1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Good enough, its not a full size, but I forget I have it until I need it. Id recomment it for the price on Amazon:

u/the_rogue1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Man, those are a bit steep. I've got this LUMINTOP in my pocket right now. Under $20.

It's amazing to me how often I use this flashlight. It really does see use nearly everyday. I feel naked without it, my SAK, and one of my Kershaws.

I also have two of the Streamlight 66318 MicroStream flashlights. Slightly longer than the Lumintop, so these stay at the house usually. Great lights though and under $20.

(I also have a Streamlight 73001 Nano clipped to my work badge. Very handy for peering into dark server cabinets if I have forgotten one of the other lights.)

u/lizanawow · 1 pointr/EDC

I do not like the clip on the g19. I had one and I don't anymore because the clip came off. is what I would go with for a single AAA light but I personally use a 2xAA light for longer run time and brighter lights.

u/ResponderZero · 1 pointr/concealedcarry

Amazon has the Streamlight MicroStream for $16.99. It runs for 2.25 hours on one AAA battery. It has the cap button (momentary on/constant on) and the pocket clip doubles as a hat clip. It's a nice EDC torch for now, and backup for later.

u/memoriesofmotion · 1 pointr/EDC

I like the streamlight stuff. I have the one that does two AAAs but they make a single as well. Best part is that they are inexpensive. Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/carpetbagging4ever · 0 pointsr/EDC

You need this: Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light