Our Favorite Waterproof Flashlights

Can your flashlight hold up to a dunk in the water?

Can your flashlight hold up to a dunk in the water? (GearLight/)

You don’t have to be a Boy Scout to understand that being prepared is always a good idea. A waterproof flashlight is something you can never have too many of. You need one for every vehicle, one (or more) for your camping supplies, one for your bedside table, and one in the area where you store all your storm supplies. You definitely need one on your boat if you own one. Plus, if you live in hurricane-prone areas, you’ll want to include one in your hurricane supplies as well. In other words, waterproof flashlights are essential tools for every family. These happen to be five of our favorite waterproof flashlights.

Ultra-bright light burns 10 times brighter than traditional incandescent lights, and the adjustable focus allows you to zero in on objects up to 1,000 feet away.

Ultra-bright light burns 10 times brighter than traditional incandescent lights, and the adjustable focus allows you to zero in on objects up to 1,000 feet away. (GearLight/)

Sold in a two-pack this tactical flashlight operates with your choice of 3 AAA batteries or a single rechargeable battery. Batteries are not included. Each of the flashlights comes with a bonus holster so you can easily carry and store your flashlight in a variety of situations. It can operate in any weather condition and offers easy, push-button on and off and allows you to adjust the focus while also featuring five modes, including strobe and SOS. The flashlight is compact and comes with a wrist strap making it easy to carry while hiking, camping, walking dogs, and more.

Compact and portable, this unit has super-bright lights and allows you to focus on objects up to 1,000 feet away.

Compact and portable, this unit has super-bright lights and allows you to focus on objects up to 1,000 feet away. (Anker/)

The rechargeable flashlight can be recharged via USB and lasts up to six hours of medium-beam use when fully charged. The flashlight features an IP65 rating for water resistance and is designed for use in heavy rain. It will fit in your pocket and features an anti-slip finish and wrist strap to make it easier to handle even when your hands are wet. Whether you are walking your dog or trying to change a tire on a rainy night, this flashlight can help you light your way.

It’s extremely weatherproof and offers a variety of other services.

It’s extremely weatherproof and offers a variety of other services. (LE /)

If you want extreme functionality from your waterproof flashlight, this camping lantern should do the trick. You can place it on the ground to light up a work area in wind, rain, or snow. It is essentially weatherproof thanks to its IP44 rating and though it is larger than the average flashlight, it weighs only 29.98 ounces. Even a child can pick it up and carry it if needed. It is rechargeable and can be used as a 3600mAh power bank to charge mobile phones on-the-go. This lantern may be designed for camping but will become an essential tool to have in your car trunk, garage, home, boat, RV, and more. Also features five lighting modes including a flashing mode.

The bright beam can reach a distance of 656 feet.

The bright beam can reach a distance of 656 feet. (WUBEN/)

Measuring only 5.46 inches long by 1.02 inches in diameter, this pocket-sized flashlight offers quite a bit of shine. Whether you’re out walking the dog, going for a brisk run in the dark of morning, or hiking in the woods this flashlight can do the trick. It is rechargeable via the included USB charging cord and has a red charging indicator and green indicator for when fully charged. It takes approximately four hours to fully charge and can operate up to 143 hours in Eco mode. The flashlight features five lighting modes (four general modes and one emergency mode). It even offers a low power warning to notify you when battery power is sufficient for less than 30 minutes in its current mode.

This model lasts up to eight hours of run time and is water and impact resistant.

This model lasts up to eight hours of run time and is water and impact resistant. (Dorcy/)

The floating flashlight is perfect to have in any boat emergency kits and so much more. It comes with a carabiner clip so you can easily clip one to every life jacket as well. Of course, boating isn’t the only use for this flashlight that is easy to carry, use, and operate. It is perfect for children to handle as well as adults and comes with three AA batteries required to operate. 

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