I purchased this light because it is made in the United States, and I go to great lengths to avoid purchasing something that isn't made in the USA (although I do sometimes buy products from European countries). It's both compact and durable. It shines brightly and operates consistently. It is also water-resistant, and I have successfully used it in the storm.
This is, without a doubt, the best flashlight I've ever used! One was given to my husband at work. We were both blown away by it, so I ordered one for each of my sons to keep in their cars. I have placed an order for one for myself. It's bright and shines at a good distance, and it's the ideal size.