First Look: Streamlight Pocket Mate Flashlight

posted on May 6, 2021
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Having a flashlight near you at all times is an important part of a self-defense regimen. Having a flashlight that is ready to go is useful in so many ways, from navigating dark parking lots to thriving after a natural disaster to finding lost cables behind a desk at work. Streamlight, Inc. is launching the new ultra-compact Pocket Mate, a weather-resistant, USB rechargeable personal flashlight that delivers 325 lumens with convenient hands-free features. 

The Pocket Mate is small enough to carry with you everywhere and features an anodized spring clip that attaches to zippers or key chains. The light also clips onto hats, visors and clothing for hands-free use.

“Versatility, brightness and USB rechargeability make the Pocket Mate the perfect easy-to-carry light for any situation—hands-free, in your pocket or attached to your person,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The Pocket Mate produces incredible lumens and beam distance for a light this size.” 

The Pocket Mate is powered by a bright white LED that has high and low modes. On high mode, the Pocket Mate delivers 325 lumens, a 76-meter beam and a 20-minute run time; on low mode, it provides 45 lumens, a 28-meter beam and a run time of 1 hour. Both modes run for several hours of intermittent use. 

This new light features a lithium polymer battery and charges from any USB power source The flashlight also includes a charge status indicator and has multi-function pushbutton switch is recessed to prevent accidental turn-on.

The Pocket Mate is constructed from an impact-resistant polycarbonate and a machined aluminum frame. The light measures 2.0 inches long and weighs 0.5 ounces. It is also rated IPX4 for weather-resistant operation and is impact-resistance tested to 1 meter.

Available in silver, red, blue and pink, the Pocket Mate has an MSRP of $35.00, and includes a Two-Year Warranty. For more information on this light and other products from Streamlight, please visit


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