USB isn’t just for office computers anymore; it’s the favored connection for backwoods recharging units including solar panels, portable power packs, and thermoelectric cook stoves. If you have a way to recharge on the trail, any of the following flashlights connect using this standard.
Our favorite lights all have efficient LED bulbs, and a brightness range from 150 to 550 lumens (a halogen car headlight is around 700 lumens). The best news—the new rechargeables are also incredibly light and compact. You won’t even notice them in your pack until it’s time for a late night run to the privy.