On last year's little jaunt out to Oregon, among the trinkets with which Leatherman stuffed our pockets was a Led Lenser P3 AFS flashlight. I started carrying mine immediately because I loved the little AAA size combined with the no-kidding 75 lumen output. I especially liked that, thanks to the sliding focus head, those lumens could be diffused to a wide, soft spread or tightened down to an amazingly bright and projecting beam.
After carrying it for month or so, I lost it and promptly ordered another one from Amazon.
This one lasted a bit over a year, but now some Delta Airlines ramp rat at MSP has my second P3 AFS, since it
fell out of my pocket unnoticed* while trying to fish my wallet out in
the confines of an MD88 chair. Carrying the ProTac 2AA
'til my third** P3 get here on the Big Brown Truck of Happiness.
This ProTac feels like I'm trying to smuggle a tee-ball bat after all that time carrying a little AAA-size light.
*Well, I noticed a clatter, but it couldn't have been from me, right? Because I always move my flashlight to a shirt pocket or the collar of my t-shirt for ease of access while flying! You don't want to be fumbling for a light when you're trying to unass Flight 1549, right?
**And fourth. Because this time I'm ordering two. Because two is one and one is none, right?