Streamlight MicroStream – Item of the Day — 18 Comments

  1. I use this daily. It clips inside of my button up shirt or shirt pocket if I have a pullover on. It is bright enough to illuminate the way to my vehicle at night, or shine in someone’s eyes with my left hand while my other hand is free to, well, do whatever needs doing.

    • Does the clip flip over? I prefer to use the outside clip for the primary pocket carry and the inside clip for my hat.

      • I’ve been carrying one of these for years and never realized I could use the clip in that manner to turn it into a hat mounted light. This does in fact work well and will prove very useful to me in my job. Thank you!!!!!

  2. According to the product description on Amazon, the Olight I3T EOS weighs 11.02 pounds.  😉



  3. I have carried the Microstream daily for 5+ years. I have lost two of them in that time but they are so inexpensive that it is not a big deal to replace them.

    I am currently carrying the rechargeable one and, honestly, I love it. Because it only requires a USB cable to charge I can charge it at home, work, in the car, anywhere. Micro USB cables are everywhere now because of cell phones and cell phone accessories. I have used this light for EDC as well as backpacking and I have yet to run into a problem with a dead battery. The proprietary battery lasts longer than a AAA and it alows the light to put out over 100 lumens. That being said, when I bought the light I also spent about 6 bucks on another rechargeable battery which I keep in the fold of my wallet so I always have a backup if the one in the light dies.

    Also, I have the Olight as a backup just in case, though I dont carry it with me.

    I have used both versions of the Microstream and they are both excellent.

  4. I love my micro stream. Been carrying one for 7 or so years.
    about a year ago I switched to the usb rechargable version. One added benefit is 2 brightness modes.
    Standard is 50 linens and bright is 250 lumens.

  5. I have a few different streamlights – one cool feature about the microstream is that it has a hat clip, which comes in handy once in a while when you need your hands free.

    • That hat clip may just be the most awesome thing about this light. Steven Harris got me hooked on head mounted lights but this thing is way more practical.

  6. I use the stylus pro its easier to find when I set it down, I carry one on my belt and one in my EDC bag.. I work as a stage hand and work in the dark a lot

  7. Jack – unrelated to this post, but related to recent podcasts…

    What is the best “news” site to stay up to date on crypto updates (new crypto developments, risks, emerging opportunities, etc.)? Looking for something that isn’t simply a sales tool for that specific vendor – if such a thing exists; I’ve not been able to find it at least.

    A huge THANK YOU for the recent podcasts on the subject of cryptocurrency, especially the “getting started in” one recently. That’s the kick in the pants I needed to take the step of sticking my toe in the water.

    • Looks like Streamlight sold out after I made the post and only 3rd party sellers have it now.

  8. I am a Fenix man myself, but everyone seemed to toss away the long battery life of LEDs when they first came out for brightness. If I am going to be far from home, I want my battery to last days, not hours. The discontinued Fenix HL50 headlamp I just got has 3 settings, an extremely low 4 lumens then two extremely bright settings. I can’t tell much difference between the two high settings making the brightest setting a waste. I’d rather a more even spread of brightness over the three settings, like 50/100/200.

  9. The idea of a rechargeable version is neat but as someone who cursed Samsung for abandoning removable smartphone batteries, hard pass.

    Side note: does anyone make an ankle holster for one of those portable battery packs? C’mon, Anker! I’ll buy two!

  10. I have been carrying this mini-torch for over five years and there’s nary a day that goes by that it doesn’t get used at least once. I also have the rechargeable version and it is great too. LOVE this light!!

  11. A user on Zello at The Survival Podcast Network that I was chatting with told me about They recycle batteries and sell them for super cheap. How about 200 AAA or AA batteries, unused, but taken out of unsold electronics for $10?
    I’m fully stocked up on D, AA, AAA and CR 123 for way less than buying them at Walmart. If they are sold out when you first look, keep checking back as all their products go in and out of stock frequently. I hope this helps you all!