Light facts: Made in China, Uses 1 16340 battery, 1,200 lumens, Turbo/High/Medium/Low/Moon/Strobe settings, IPX8 certified
Of all the flashlights we found for this guide, the Olight Baton 3 is the biggest crowd pleaser. Whether you’re looking to buy for a techie, a camper, or just need a flashlight on the go, the Baton 3 has features that make it a perfect fit. We like the premium edition, which comes with a wireless charging case, and it made all the difference in the world.
First off, one of the issues we have with a lot of EDC gear is that it looks way too aggressive. For this Olight, the case that comes with the premium edition is very stylish. It looks understated, like any other wireless charging case. More importantly, it is functional, holding up to 3.7 times the charge of the Baton 3’s 16340 battery, meaning on the medium setting it can run 27 hours total. The case itself charges via a USB port on the lower side.
The flashlight itself is well designed. It’s about 2.5 inches long, so it fits comfortably in your pocket or clipped to your belt. The back of the body is textured making it easy to grip with wet or gloves hands.
During the light testing, the Baton 3 performed well. The TIR optic lens ensures that there’s no cool or dead spots in the light the Baton 3 throws.
The Baton 3 might give you a little trouble when trying to find it on the ground and the small body limits the number of ways you can grip it. However, the Baton 3 stuck to the top tier by being magnetic. The strong magnet allows users to stick it to car hoods, metal pegboards, and a fridge or two.
Overall, the Baton 3 gets the top spot because it works both as a stocking stuffer or as a serious EDC tool.