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Best Waterproof Flashlights

If you like to go camping, hiking, or hunting, then you should seriously consider getting a waterproof flashlight. The more extreme your activities are, the tougher your flashlight should be. Below are some great options for a waterproof flashlight that we put together as part of our buyer’s guide.

Buyers Guide

  1. Are waterproof flashlight really waterproof?

    Answer: Some waterproof flashlights can be submerged in water while some are only splash-proof. So you need to check the specs first before taking your flashlight for a swim.

  2. What batteries do waterproof flashlight use?

    Answer: Most run on AA or AAA batteries while some come with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

  3. Do you need a waterproof flashlight?

    Answer: If you are someone who likes the outdoors then a waterproof flashlight is one of the basic gadgets that you need to have.

Our Top Picks


UltraFire 7w 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch

  • Skid-proof design
  • 300 lumens output
  • Super mini size
  • Perfect for outdoors

This is a small but terrible waterproof flashlight that can produce an output of 300 lumens. It has an adjustable focus too. All you need to do is to pull out the head of the flashlight if you want to have a more focused beam. The super bright light produced by this flashlight makes it perfect for outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, cycling, climbing, etc. It is small so it will fit perfectly in your hand and it has a skid-proof design as well. You get all of these great features for less than seven bucks. Talk about great value for money. It doesn’t come with batteries though so you need to buy them separately.


Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip

  • Has a carabineer clip
  • Batteries included
  • Impact resistant
  • Lasts more than 8 hours

The colored body of this flashlight may turn off some consumers, especially the outdoorsy types. But if they will take time to check out its features they will discover that this is one reliable flashlight. It already comes with 3 AA batteries so when it arrives at your doorstep all you need to do is pop in the batteries and you’re ready to take it with you. It can last for more than 8 hours on a single set of batteries. It might look “cute” but it is actually one rugged mini flashlight that can survive drops and bumps. The anti-slip design and carabineer clip add to its rugged creds. The 55 lumens output is a far cry from the output of other waterproof flashlights. But do you really need a very bright flashlight?


Foxelli Headlamp Flashlight

  • Super bright
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Super long battery life
  • Durable

With a 3W LED bulb and a 200 feat beam, this is the brightest headlight that you can get. It is also one of the most versatile because of its 90° tiltable body. This headlight is the perfect companion to your outdoor activity. It even has a SOS and strobe mode to ensure your safety while you are camping, hiking, or spelunking. But the best thing about this headlight is that it is very light. Wearing headlights can sometimes be a hassle because they tend to wear your head down. Not this headlight though. It is so light, you may even forget that you are wearing it. It is also very energy-efficient. A set of 3 AAA batteries (included) can last for up to 45 hours with this headlight.


Rechargeable LED Tactical Flashlight, OxyLED MD50

  • Ultra bright
  • Fully zoomable
  • Has 5 light modes
  • Tough and strong

This is not just a tough-looking flashlight. It is really tough and strong. It is crafted with aircraft grade alloy and has a premium type 3 hard-anodized, anti-abrasive coating. This is probably one of the toughest flashlights that money can buy. It is still small and handy though. It is just a little over 5 inches long and less than 2 inches wide. You will also find its 5 light modes – low/medium/high/strobe/SOS – very useful. It is also fully zoomable from narrow to wide making it a flashlight that is perfect for different scenarios. It comes with a rechargeable battery, which means no need to buy batteries separately.


GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight S1000 2 Pack with Holster

  • Virtually indestructible
  • Ultra bright
  • Can focus to up to 1000 feet away
  • Adjustable focus

This flashlight is built for punishment. You can drop it, freeze it, or even run it over with a truck and it will still be running like the first time you used it. It is virtually indestructible. It is also weatherproof. You can use it even when it is raining hard or snowing. It is still very handy though. You can easily put it inside your pocket or keep it in your bag or purse. The five different settings – low/medium/high/strobe/SOS – make it versatile enough to use for any situation, from camping to dog walking at night to finding your lost keys in the dark. Every purchase comes with the free cool holster/pouch.


Wsiiroon 1600 Lumen XML-T6 Handhold Flashlight-Portable LED Flashlight

  • Explosion-proof
  • Adjustable focus
  • Versatile
  • Weatherproof

This flashlight is advertised as explosion-proof. So it is nice to know that if you will bring this flashlight to a warzone, it will probably survive. If it is tough enough to withstand an explosion, then for sure it can take the punishment of regular outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. With an adjustable focus, you can use this flashlight in different situations. You can use it as a spotlight for long range observation and as a floodlight if you want to illuminate a large area. And because it is tough, you can use it even in emergency situations such as during a storm or when there is heavy snow.