Shopping for the holidays has begun! It’s time to find the best presents for the best people in our lives! However, thinking of the perfect present doesn’t always come easy. So we want to help with a few recommendations for any of the flashlight enthusiasts or flashlight users in your life. If they’re not flashlight users yet, make sure to get them one of these flashlights and they’ll soon join the flashlight community. So let’s talk about the five best tactical flashlights that you can gift someone this year.
Best Tactical Flashlight Gifts
There are many reasons as to why a tactical flashlight makes a great gift. However, I’ll only go over a few here. First of all, a flashlight is an extremely useful tool to have and everyone should have one at least hanging out in their house. Flashlights come in handy during any power outage and working on projects around the house.
A tactical flashlight serves more functions than just general use. It’s also great for self-defense situations thanks to the flashing strobe mode that can disorient any attacker as well as the strike bezel to deter someone if necessary.
Finally, a tactical flashlight can also be used for outdoor purposes. So if your loved one is crazy about the outdoors, loves camping, loves hiking, and just wants to have outdoor adventures all the time, a flashlight is a really great gift. So let’s take a look at the five best tactical flashlights that we have for you guys this year.
Klarus XT21X 4000 Lumen Flashlight
Klarus just came out with this flashlight this year and it has astounded people with its power. If your loved one wants the best and the brightest compact flashlight out there, you can find it in the Klarus XT21X. It delivers 4000 lumens, lighting up the darkness with ease. It features a triple switch design that includes dual tail switches and a side switch that functions independently. The tail switches give you access to a momentary on, a One-Touch Turbo, and a One-Touch Strobe or a One-Touch Low. The side switch gives you access to a memory function as well as a One-Touch Low. These switches can be locked out to prevent any accidental illumination.
The XT21X features multiple outputs as well as two programmable settings. The default setting is the Tactical Setting which gives you a One-Touch Strobe with the dual tail switches. The Outdoor Setting, on the other hand, gives you a One-Touch Low with the dual tail switches. So already there’s a lot of versatility with how you’d like to use this flashlight.
It runs on a 21700 battery which Klarus does include with the flashlight. It is also USB rechargeable so you don’t need to worry about purchasing any battery chargers. You can monitor the status of the battery by checking the charging indicator that also doubles as a battery capacity indicator. If you’re wanting the most powerful tactical flashlight, check out the Klaus XT21X.
Klarus XT11X 3200 Lumen Flashlight
Smaller than the Klarus XT21X, the XT11X is one of our most popular flashlights due to its compact size and extreme power. It delivers 3200 lumens and features a wide beam that allows you to see everything in front of you. Just like the XT21X, it features the same triple switch design. It also features multiple outputs and the same two programmable settings: the Tactical Setting and the Outdoor Setting.
Unlike the XT21X, the XT11X runs on one 18650 battery but it can also run on two CR123 batteries or two Klarus 16340 batteries. So you have a few more battery options when it comes to this light. It is USB rechargeable and features a charging/battery capacity indicator so you can always check the status of the battery. If you’re wanting a compact but extremely bright tactical flashlight, check out the Klarus XT11X.
Klarus XT11GT 2000 Lumen Flashlight
The Klarus XT11GT is even smaller than the XT11X. In fact, you could say the XT11X is the big brother of the XT11GT. The XT11GT delivers 2000 lumens and has a more focused beam than the XT11X. Just like the two flashlights before it, the XT11X does feature that triple switch design.
Along with multiple outputs, you get three programmable settings with this flashlight. You have the Tactical Setting and the Outdoor Setting, which are both the same as what I listed above. You also have the Advanced Tactical Setting. In this setting, the side switch will be completely locked out and the flashlight will only function in the turbo mode and strobe mode. This is for extreme tactical situations.
The XT11GT is also an 18650 flashlight, but is able to be equipped with two CR123 batteries. If you’re wanting a more compact flashlight that’s easy for everyday carry but still really powerful, check out the Klarus XT11GT.
Klarus 360X1 1800 Lumen Flashlight
The Klarus 360X1 is an extremely tactical flashlight due to its rapid reaction time of the switch as well as the rubber coating around the flashlight. First of all, the 360X1 delivers 1800 lumens and is compact enough that it’s easy to carry with you everywhere. It features a 360° omni-directional switch that allows you to operate the flashlight from any angle. This means there’s no fumbling for switches in the dark. You can pick up your flashlight and immediately turn it on. It features dual tail switches with the main switch in the center and the output switch or secondary switch circling around the main switch. With the switches, you get a momentary on, a One-Touch Turbo, and a One-Touch Strobe or a One-Touch Low.
I also mentioned that it has a rubber coating around the body of the flashlight. This helps prevent the flashlight from slipping at all. Your grip is extremely firm when holding the 360X1.
You also get multiple outputs with the flashlight along with the two programmable settings we’ve already discussed before, the Tactical Setting and the Outdoor Setting. It’s also USB rechargeable flashlight and can run on an 18650 battery, two CR123 batteries, or two 16340 batteries. You also have a charging indicator to let you know the status of the battery at any time. If you’re running that rapid reaction time in a compact flashlight, check out the Klarus 360X1.
Klarus FX10 1000 Lumen Flashlight
The Klarus FX10 is the exact same size as the XT11GT, but it has one advantage over the XT11GT and that is the adjustable focus. The Klarus FX10 flashlight delivers 1000 lumens and allows you to adjust the beam from a spot to a flood depending on what you need. While most other lights only allow one beam pattern, the FX10 allows you to pick your beam pattern so that you can use the flashlight in more situations than most.
The FX10 does feature the same triple switch design as the first three flashlights we spoke about. It also features multiple outputs and the same two programmable settings, the Tactical Setting and the Outdoor Setting. You’ll find that many of these lights feature a lot of similarities, but different some pretty major ways.
The FX10 is also USB rechargeable. It can run on an 18650 battery, two CR123 batteries, or two 16340 batteries. You also have a charging indicator to always check the battery status. If an adjustable focus flashlight sounds like the perfect gift for your loved one, check out the Klarus FX10.
So there you have it! Our five most recommended flashlights for gifts this holiday season. All of these flashlights share some similarities. They’re all extremely versatile featuring multiple outputs, multiple programmable settings, and some even featuring a triple switch design. The great thing about Klarus flashlights is that you are able to operate them however you’d like to. If you want to check out more flashlights, make sure to check out all of our tactical flashlights here. Happy holiday shopping!
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