Camping season 2021 is nearly upon us. While we’re all excited to get out and enjoy the warmer weather, it’s also time to do your yearly gear check and even start thinking about replacing some of those old, outdated supplies from yesteryear. If you’re thinking about adding in a new flashlight to your camping gear set up, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you’ve finally had it with constantly having to replace all those single-use battery powered products and are curious about adding a rechargeable flashlight into the mix this year. We’re going to break down four of our favorite and brightest rechargeable flashlights, what sets them apart, and what kind of outdoor adventures they’re best suited for. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a dedicated mountaineer, there’s something for everyone to love on this list.
What are the Best Rechargeable Flashlights for Camping Season in 2021?
The best rechargeable flashlights for camping season are the Fenix LR50R, PD40R V2.0, and LR35R. Maximum brightness, durability, versatility, and more make these a great choice for your camping adventures.
1. LR50R – 12,000 Lumens
If you’re looking for raw power, it does not get much better than the LR50R. It may have a similar look to its cousin, the LR40R, (if you’re confused on which direction to go, check out our other blog comparing the two lights) this light blows all others out of the water when it comes to sheer performance.
First off, this light has the capability to blast 12,000 lumens, that’s stronger than most car headlights! Even more impressive, the LR50R can shine all those lumens over a max distance of 3,117 ft (950 m), which if your mental math conversation isn’t quite strong enough to figure out, is just over half a mile. Not too shabby for a handheld device.
Plus, in eco mode, this light can shine for up to 58 hours and can be fully recharged in just four hours. As an added bonus, it can double as a power source to charge other devices such as a cell phone – very useful when power options are limited in the outdoors.
With great power comes great responsibility, and given the light’s extra bright lumen level, Fenix has taken some measures to ensure the safety of users and the longevity of the light. The LR50R’s lockout feature ensures that the light won’t accidentally turn on during transport or storage. This simple, but useful, feature keeps your light’s battery from unnecessarily draining and keeps you and your equipment safe from the light overheating.
Speaking of safety, the light also comes equipped with an intelligent downshifting sensor. With this feature, the light can sense when it is shining too close to an object or surface and will automatically downshift to a lower brightness mode, keeping you and your stuff safe from the high temperatures. Just released in 2021, this flashlight has already become a favorite among search and rescue crew members and outdoorsmen alike.
2. PD40R V2.0 – 3,000 Lumens
As one of our most popular lights of all time, we’d be remiss to not mention the PD40R V2.0 in this list. It’s one of our best sellers for a reason. The PD40R V2.0 has a little something for everyone. Need a mid-sized light that can easily fit in a pocket but still packs a punch? The PD40R V2.0 is the flashlight for you. The PD40R V2.0 offers five lighting modes including a turbo mode with a max of 3,000 lumens capable of shining over a distance of 1329 feet (405m). Better even, this light can last over 88 hours in low mode. Truly a perfect combination of runtime and output.
As far as features go, this light has plenty of them.The patented rotary switch makes operation a breeze, even with heavy winter gloves and gear on. The battery level indicator feature allows the user to know exactly how much battery remains in the light every time the light is turned on, ensuring you always know exactly how far your light can take you. One of our most versatile, all-purpose lights, the PD40R V2.0 is a great option for hunters, mountaineers, or weekend warriors.
3. LR35R – 10,000 Lumens
Rounding out our lineup of camping lights is the LR35R. This light is a mere marvel. Within this light’s 5.5 inches contains the power of 10,000 lumens with the capacity to shine over a distance of 1,640 ft (500 m). This small, but mighty, flashlight is the ultimate night hiker companion. As with the LR50R, this light comes equipped with a lockout feature and an intelligent step-down feature to keep the light from overheating at maximum output levels. Both IP68 grade dustproof and waterproof up to 2 meters, it’s hardy enough to handle your most daring adventures and still make it home on time with it’s 80 max runtime on eco mode. When it’s all said and done, this light can get the job done and some.
Brightest Rechargeable Flashlights from Fenix
For over 20 years, Fenix has been manufacturing quality lighting solutions using cutting-edge technology and design. We create industry-leading handheld flashlights, headlamps, and lanterns for work, play, or everyday life. Check out our wide range of lighting solutions, and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, give us a call or LiveChat with our customer service to help you find what you need.