At $110, the Coast A25R may be too pricey to buy and leave in the glove compartment, but it's well suited to power users such as technicians, mechanics, and inspectors—people who need a good flashlight to make a living. With high beam of 466 lumens, the manufacturer says it will project a tightly focused beam up to 560 feet. The housing is milled from thick stainless steel and has a solid tool-like feel. There are high and low settings, and the beam can be zoomed to a wide or narrow angle by sliding the lens holder forward or back.

The flashlight includes an amazing number of accessories: a nylon holster, two rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs, an adapter pack, a USB cable, belt and wall clips, and adapters for AC and DC power.

Tools of the Trade contributing editor Michael Davis did a full review of the Coast A25R here.