Best Products: The Maglite Flashlight

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While you're working on that spring cleaning, going through your closets and drawers, it's the perfect time to make sure that you have a good flashlight and extra batteries. (It's certainly better than discovering you've lost your flashlight or the batteries are dead, while you're on the way out the door with the dog at 2 am, or en route to the fuse box in the dark basement.)

The Maglite flashlight is a great example of form combined with function. It really is the best flashlight available, rugged and both water- and shock-resistant. It's also an icon of classic American design. The Maglite flashlight has been honored by the Japan Institute of Design and the Museum for Applied Art in Germany.

Maglite flashlights are available in several sizes and colors. They're sold at hardware stores, sporting goods stores, and major retailers like Target and Kmart.