Everyday Carry

MecArmy CPL Watchband Flashlight

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
MecArmy CPL Watchband Flashlight

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One way to shake things up in your EDC is to experiment not just with what you carry, but how you carry them. In the case of flashlights, you might have one in your pocket, on your keychain, on your phone, or even on your head. But if none of those options appeal to you, maybe your next light belongs on your wrist. MecArmy's new innovation, the CPL Flashlight, sports a unique form factor designed to slip onto a watch band or similarly sized tactical webbing. It's a modern, premium upgrade to the button-cell lights of the past that can consolidate and add value to your carry in ways other flashlights can't, especially if you're already using a watch or tactical bag.

To keep the CPL compact enough to carry comfortably on a 24mm or smaller watch strap, it sports a low-profile, 30mm x 28mm x 18mm square form factor. The body's TC4 titanium construction makes it ideal for wrist wear, as it's tough yet light at just about 1 ounce, as well as corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic for EDCers with sensitive skin. Smooth, chamfered edges and rounded strap hooks on the underside also add to the overall comfort of the light.

On the business end, you'll find a CREE XP-G2 LED that outputs a full, floody beam. The CPL features an emergency strobe and 4 general usage modes with a 3-lumen Low that lasts for 30 hours, up to a maximum output of 160 lumens on Turbo for the first 2 minutes, ramping down to 43 lumens. It's powered by user-replaceable CR2032 button batteries and operates via a large, recessed power button to avoid accidental presses. Double-tapping the button turns the light on, single pressing cycles through its modes, press and hold turns the light off, and triple clicking gives instant access to its Turbo mode.

With a unique form factor that's designed to be carried in places other lights can't go, the CPL features the usual set of robust durability features like 1m drop resistance and IPX6 water resistance. You can toss it on your favorite compatible watch band or keep it as a back-up light on any PALS webbing you might find on a tactical bag or pouch organizer. Get a closer look at the MecArmy CPL and grab one to round out your kit from the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief


About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (6 total)

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Stan Jones ·
I'm sorry, but $75 for a little flashlight that fits on your watch? I mean, it's tacticool... So that's a thing.
33ww ·
Just need a calculator to complete the look.
Sam Nead ·
Casio Databank should do the trick.
33ww ·
Just strap a TI-84 to your wrist. And a pocket protector.

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