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MecArmy CPL3 Pocket Clip Flashlight

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Mikey Bautista
MecArmy CPL3 Pocket Clip Flashlight

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EDC is all about finding the right tool for the job to make everyday tasks easier. But sometimes even the most complete set of tools doesn’t make the most sense in your kit if all it does is weigh or slow you down. MecArmy’s CPL series of flashlights aims to add a useful flashlight to some of the tools you may already carry, and for its third iteration the CPL3 gives your knife’s (or multi-tool’s) clip a bright new addition. It’s a clear space ripe for utility, and offers you a new way to consolidate and streamline your EDC.

Like the rest of the CPL series, the CPL3 is a compact flashlight powered by a single-button interface that makes a big impact by taking up next to no space at all in your loadout. But despite its 1.26“ x 1.06” size, its CREE XP-G2 LED offers up to 300 lumens across five useful modes, including a 4-lumen Low that lasts up to 7.1 hours and a Strobe for emergencies. A 55mAh lithium polymer battery lets the CPL3 keep its small stature, while being quick and convenient to charge (in an hour) via a USB-C port built into its side.

The CPL3 is built from CNC-machined titanium, keeping its weight under an ounce while giving it strength and a premium sheen that makes the material an EDC favorite. It’s rated for IPX6 impact and water resistance, which means that even if it lives on the outside of your pocket on the clip it’s still tough enough to withstand the scrapes and bangs of everyday tasks. The clip itself is compatible with most 3-screw configurations on knives and multi-tools, so it should be an easy fit for many EDC favorites.

Every space, every tool is worth a second look for consolidating and optimizing your gear and the MecArmy CPL3 could be the next bright idea to add to your EDC. Check it out at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (5 total)

Ryan Brock Tobler ·
So how do you use this while holding your pocket knife? Won't you um...cover...the...light...up? You also have made a functional pocket knife less functional by adding a tool that won't help you cut any better or see better while using the knife. The more I think about this light the more useless it appears to me. Also the Amazon link says it's for DIY. What the heck does that mean? How does this light make everyday tasks easier or make sense in anyone's EDC? It also costs $90. You could buy a really good EDC flashlight with that money and still have a functional pocket knife. I want to like the product because it's a flashlight, but the idea is so incredibly dumb and antifunctuonal and antiEDC and my EDC conscience won't let me. Also that pocket clip wont fit most of my knives and I have quite a few. This website needs to stop trying to sell or promote everything that comes in their path. It takes away from their legitimacy.
33ww ·
This proves people will buy anything with "EDC" in the description.
Lon V ·
Cool idea that never should have gotten past the testing phase.
John L Coulter ·
That’s a hard pass if it can’t be easily removed. Better if it can be attached to multiple items. Watch strap. Key fob. ID lanyard.
270ultimate ·
Is the light affixed to the clip? Like, no QD or magnets?

If so I can't even imagine how disruptive that would be to the grip of a pocket knife.