Small battery powered flashlights are a necessity if you live in an area that has summer storms, strong winds or winter outages. Coleman has several AA and AAA powered flashlights but you need to know the specifics of them before you invest in one. Even though this one is not waterproof it throws a strong light path. The body of it has a deep texturing to it so even if you are wearing gloves or your hands are wet, you will be able to keep a strong grip on it. The three AAA batteries are snapped into a plastic base; that makes it easier to change the batteries and reinsert the battery pack back into the flashlight. This would be a great pick for kids if they want a flashlight for camping or hiking but there's no auto-off mode so if they fall asleep with it on chances are the batteries are going to be dead in the morning.