The 10 Best Compact Flashlights and Pocket Tools for on the Go (2020)

While almost every person in the world has a flashlight easily accessible in their pocket at all times (it's a phone), that doesn't mean that we all have a good flashlight easily accessible in our pockets. If you want pocket tools that are tailored for your needs, you want one of these ten compact flashlights. They're small enough for on the go, but they come with a wide variety of features and uses. Some of them can even charge that phone in your pocket!

So if you're looking for the right tool to keep you company as you work or drive or walk in the woods, check out these on the go best compact flashlights and pocket tools.

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Perfectly pocket sized

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Here's the truth: I'm a woman, which means I have woman sized pockets. That means that most "pocket sized" things do not fit in my pockets. But this flashlight is truly pocket-sized, even for lady pockets like my own. Not only that, it has a little microscope too. I love getting two in one.

Perfectly purse sized

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Ok so this light is a tad larger than the last one we mentioned, but if you have a purse (or wear cargo pants), this baby is a great option. It's much more powerful than many of the smaller options out there and it's incredibly versatile. It has a hook, so you can hang it wherever you need and it's magnetic, giving you even more options. If you're working in a wide variety of spaces and need a solid light source at your fingertips, this is the light for you.

The multitool you need

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Another on the go tool for a small bag or purse, this multitool has so many features. Not only is it a flashlight (that charges itself with solar power), it also serves as a charging bank for anything that uses a USB. Charge up your phone on the go, or use the built in compass. It's surprisingly powerful for something that fits in the palm of your hand.

Sleek and small

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Let's be honest: a lot of on the go tools are marketed to a very functional crowd. They're black, they're utilitarian, and they're a little bit ugly. Not so for this little flashlight plus charger. It's a beautiful pale blue and holds a serious charge. You can charge your iPhone 7 times over (although I don't know what you'd be doing to require that much charge). It's only 7 inches, which is as small as you'll get for a power bank. This is the perfect on to the go tool for someone who's stylish and practical.

In case of emergency

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This tool is a great one to keep in your car, or anywhere you may end up stranded or in an emergency. It's small enough to clip on to a belt, but includes a flashlight, a radio, and a USB charger. It has a hand crank to power it plus a solar panel to juice it up. It's durable and water-resistant, so no matter where you're headed it can stand up. Basically if you're worried about your safety, you want this all in one option.

Belt-friendly light

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If you're a belt-wearer, this flashlight is a great option. It has a sturdy belt clip so that you can keep your flashlight near at hand. The right angle head is great for getting into nooks and crannies, and you can even use it hands free.

No flashlight here, just improved vision

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Binoculars are cool, but have you ever heard of a monocular? This little tube is just that, and it's actually amazingly handy. It's a mini telescope that is wonderful for bird watching, sports, hunting, archery, and camping. It's also a much easier shape to manage than binoculars, since it slides easily into a pocket.

Pocket Radio

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I can't deny that this sleek red pocket radio looks so cool that I want to buy it just so I can whip it out of my pocket and look suave at opportune moments. Wait, is that not what the kids find cool these days? Even if you're not trying to look cool, this radio is still a really great on the go tool to have. It's a radio, it's a speaker, it supports headphones, it charges your devices, and it's a flashlight. It's also quite small, coming in at just 5 inches long.

Pen flashlight

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I'm a big fan of this style of flashlight. It's shaped like a pen, which means that it fits anywhere a pen fits. It also has a sturdy pen clip if you want to keep it on your shirt pocket (I can confirm that this is how my husband wears his flashlight, and it blends right in with his pens). It's got a powerful light, and you can recharge it with a USB cable, which is much nicer than the flat batteries these flashlights used to take. A great option if all you need is a simple light.

Go hands free

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My favorite thing about this light is the movable arm that has the flashlight itself. You can flip the body onto a clipboard, a hat, or nearly anything else, then angle your light exactly where you want it. It's SO handy, plus the whole thing is quite lightweight so you don't have to worry about it falling off. Just clip and keep going!