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The Drop: Cloud Defensive Chicro Admin Light

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Mikey Bautista
The Drop: Cloud Defensive Chicro Admin Light

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

Cloud Defensive may be a familiar brand for those looking for the highest tier and most reliable lights in the business. Their bread and butter is illumination built to take a beating while attached to the heaviest firearms platforms, but they make pretty rock-solid EDC flashlights as well, which we've featured in our best EDC flashlights guide. Their latest light brings big features to an even smaller platform: the Chicro is one of their smallest and most affordable lights, but still packed with the features you'd expect from a useful modern EDC light. 

It's designed to be an admin/inspection light, in a form factor that's easy to pocket and handle, and with simple and efficient usability all around. You get two modes—350 and 35 lumens—activated via a rear tail clicky with momentary and constant on, and powered by a 10440 rechargeable li-ion battery, which is rare in itself for EDC lights. Even better, Cloud Defensive have included a built-in USB-C port for onboard charging for the ultimate convenience. A reversible pocket clip wraps up the Chicro's features, and that's it, dead simple with nothing to get in the way of a useful light any time you need one.

What we like: Everything you need from an AAA-sized light, and nothing that you don't. The price point of $49.99 is also very reasonable for the power and features you get.

What to watch out for: If you're a tint or feature fiend looking for the rosiest beam or Andúril levels of customizability, this might not be for you.

Final verdict: 10440 lights are rare and good ones are even rarer, so this is an easy recommendation.

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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 (1 total)

I wish they’d put run times in their specs, kind of a bit of important information.

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