Get started earlier, clip a light to your hat!

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Whether you are hiking, fishing or camping, it is usually best to get an early start. But an early start means that it is dark outside. That light on the back of your pickup doesn't provide the light you need when you are trying to put a boat in the water or setup a tent. You need a brighter light. One that is shining right where you are looking.

Headlamps will do the job, but they aren't as versatile as a normal flashlight. When the sun comes up, you will want to put the flashlight away, and if it has a strap on it, now you have a bulky strap taking up pocket space. What you need is a small light that will fit in your pocket during the day, and clip to your hat when it is dark. Lucky for you, we have several that will meet your needs!

Nitecore EC11 Cree XM-L2 900 Lumen LED with Red LED Light - 1 x CR123A

The Nitecore EC11 is a fantastic little light. It kicks out 900 lumens on turbo mode that will last for 30 minutes. There are four other settings for the primary LED that are sure to meet your needs. There's also a secondary red LED that will allow you to see in the dark without losing your night vision. If you want to know more about this light you should definitely read our full review of the EC11. The Nitecore EC11 retails for $59.95.

Olight S1 Baton 500 Lumens Cree XM-L2 CW Compact EDC LED Flashlight

The Olight S1 Baton is one of the best lights of 2016. This light is super small but shines out a big 500 lumens. It is stylish too with a flashly blue bezel. It takes a CR123A battery that will last for an hour on high. This light has a turbo, high, medium, low and firefly mode that is half a lumen which is perfect for not waking the wife when you are trying to sneak out early in the morning but can't find your lucky socks folded away in the drawer. Our review of the S1 will tell you everything you need to know about this awesome light. Or you can check out the review that our friends at BassMerica did of the S1.

The Olight S1 Baton retails for $49.95.

While the two flashlights above are fantastic, the best light to clip to your hat has to be the Nitecore MH20

Nitecore MH20 CREE XM-L2 U2 1000 lumens LED USB Rechargeable Flashlight

This light is the ultimate small light. It fits in your pocket but shines a crazy 1000 lumens. Normally this kind of performance is associated with a tactical flashlight like the Fenix UC35 or Nitecore's own P12. The MH20 really is a game changer, but don't take our word for it, Derek Herring over at BHO Adventures wrote a fantastic review of the MH20. Not only is the MH20 bright but it also includes a micro USB charging port. This allows you to recharge the battery without removing it from the light. Awesome light that is fantastically convenient. If you don't already own an 18650 battery you will want to buy our bundle which pairs the MH20 with one of Nitecore's NL188 18650 batteries. 

Whichever light you choose to take on your journey, be sure it can clip to your hat! That way you can use both hands to hitch that boat, or tie that knot or whatever you need to be doing in the dark. Don't forget to grab some extra batteries and a charger! We also have awesome bundles that will get you started if you are new to the flashlight game.


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