As a backup, I now carry a Pelican MityLite. My Dad gave me a MityLite a few months ago, and I am really enjoying using it. Pelican products are designed for divers, and many of their products, including this flashlight, are submersible! I’ve used it in the rain a couple of times with the confidence knowing that I wouldn’t mess up the electronics of this flashlight!
What is particularly nice is that the beam is very powerful – despite its small size, it is able to illuminate well even in dusty and foggy conditions. Plus, it takes 2 AAA batteries, and since I always have extra AAA batteries in my pack for my headlamp, it is nice knowing that the batteries are interchangeable.
The only drawback is that you need to remember to twist the light an extra turn to make sure it is off, otherwise you’ll have some dead batteries on your hands!
Check out this video of me using my Pelican MityLite: