So I had a couple give up the ghost and I can't find another, so I need to replace flashlights. I've found this is an area in which you get what you pay for. What is your go to make model for flashlights circa 2020? Thanks.
Having a bunch of cheap lights is the same as having a bunch of cheap guns.I agree with Reno on having a bunch of cheap lights scattered around.... but if I had only one light to rely on Ive had great luck with the Fenix brand. I own two of them and they will outlive me and super bright. I recommend a USB rechargeable one now as I hate replacing batteries.
Fenix UC Series fulfills everyday carry and professional needs as your brightest compact flashlight. UC series is convent with built in USB charging port.www.fenixlighting.com
While I tend to agree with your sentiment, the little Rayovac Indestructible 2xAA version (can't speak for the others) is fairly durable and has a single push button interface. It's a great light to have around to hand to others that may need a light in a pinch and I don't have to be too broken up if it never comes back or gets damaged. For my own emergency lights, it's all Surefire 9Ps or C3s with Malkoff dropins. I love the Surefire durability, but Malkoff lights are even more over built. Plus Gene and Cathy Malkoff have been super friendly answering emails or phone calls super quickly and at all sorts of unusual hours. They also sell Maglight mod parts, so I built a couple of 2xD Mags out of them and they've been working great. The Maglight form factor really brings me back to camping as a kid and the right upgrades make it way better than the LED versions Maglight sells themselves.So those that mention Rayovac or some Amazon special please don't be offended but......pure crap.