(13 customer reviews)


Mini Monster, our most advanced flashlight, has the same output of PowerStar in a body half the size. Internal USB charging, switch integrated real time color LED battery level indicator & power bank for charging USB devices.

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Mini Monster runs on 4 18650 batteries that can charge internally or externally with an optional external charger. Choose a package with 4 or 8 Ultra Capacity batteries and/or 4-way AC/DC/USB external charger. Mini Monster does not come with batteries or external charger unless you add a package below.

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The biggest development in rechargeable tactical LED flashlights is not big, – it’s Mini!  Introducing the MF Tactical Mini Monster.  The Mini Monster has the same phenomenal light output as its big brother, the 13-5/8″ long PowerStar, but in a body that is just 7-3/8″ long!  With its four Cree® XM-L2-U3 LED emitters that put out a total max output of 4800 lumens, the Mini Monster is the brightest and most compact super high output tactical LED flashlight on the market, and it can operate continuously on its 4800 lumen blindingly high mode for more than 3 hours using 4 MF Tactical Ultra Capacity 18650 li-ion batteries (batteries sold separately).

But the innovation does not end there:  You can charge Mini Monster’s batteries internally using its built-in intelligent charging module that allows internal battery charging through its micro-USB port that is protected from dirt and water intrusion behind its watertight tail cap.  Mini Monster can be charged by simply plugging its USB cable into a wall outlet using the included high quality 3A AC adapter, or by plugging into any USB power source or automotive cigarette lighter outlet using the optional 12v DC car adapter. The Mini Monster is a five mode flashlight, with High, Medium, Low, SOS and Strobe tactical modes.  For users that need their flashlight to provide continuous operation for many hours, a spare set of batteries can be charged on an optional external charger so that a fully charged spare set of batteries are always available to be swapped out with the set in the flashlight.   The Mini Monster is also a Power Bank, which allows you to quickly and safely charge a cell phone or any other USB powered device from your flashlight’s batteries using a standard USB cable.

Mini Monster USB Ports
LED Charging Level Indicators and Input/Output Ports
Mini Monster Switch
Color LED Real Time Power Level Indicator Switch

As any experienced user of a digital flashlight will tell you, one of the most useful features you can have on a flashlight is a real time power level indicator, and the Mini Monster has one built right into its switch.  The built-in color LED indicator on the switch displays a green light when your battery is full and remains green so long as your battery level is above 20%. When the battery drops below 20%, the light changes to red, and when the power is at 10% or lower, the red light begins flashing to let you know that it is time to recharge or swap in a fresh set of batteries.  As digital flashlights do not dim as the batteries get low in power, this innovative feature gives you the info you need to make sure you are never unexpectedly left in the dark.

Mini Monster is the brightest and most advanced premium LED flashlight ever made by MF Tactical.  While there are many low cost flashlights with false claims from China on the internet that may appear to be similar in appearance, rest assured that the Mini Monster is the real deal.  With a seriously heavy duty waterproof body made from the very best 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy and finished with the highest Level HA III military grade hard anodization process, the Mini Monster is truly a work of art that will never be mistaken for a toy.  And with its smooth mirrorized aluminum reflector surface (SMO) that seamlessly synchronizes the beams from the four LED emitters into one obscenely bright beam, you can light up a football field with the Mini Monster.

Unlike the cheap imported flashlights on the market that claim to achieve extreme performance levels but instead end up overheating and underperforming, the Mini Monster’s exceptional design provides it with high efficiency heat dissipation that enables it to operate at extremely high power and performance levels without ever becoming too hot to handle.

We know the simple fact that when you need your tactical flashlight to be in strobe mode, you need it in strobe NOW, not after completing a series of tedious button clicks.  For this reason, Mini Monster has MF Tactical‘s exclusive direct access fast strobe mode.  You can quickly and reliably activate strobe mode with a simple double-click of the button when the light is on in any other mode.  In addition, mode memory automatically remembers what mode you were last using, so the Mini Monster will also return to the last mode used each time you power it up.

The Mini Monster meets the IPX-8 standard for waterproofing, so its safe to use in the rain and under water at a depth up to 2 meters.  Unlike certain competitors that use  plastic lenses that turn cloudy and block a portion of a light’s output, MF Tactical uses extra tough, ultra-clear mineral glass with an anti-reflective coating to insure a clear, crisp beam and optimal output at all times.  Plus we ship a spare lens with every Mini Monster (just in case of a mishap with your original lens).  Want to mount your Mini Monster?  Just attach any standard tripod to its built-in tripod mount, and your Mini Monster becomes a stationary light with the power of the sun.

The Mini Monster was built to run on four rechargeable 3.7V, 3.5A 18650 batteries with protection circuits.  While the price shown above for the flashlight is without batteries, just use the “Select Battery/Charger Package” option menu when you put this light in your cart, and you can choose a package made up of one or two sets (4 batteries per set) of our high quality 3.7v 3.5a rechargeable li-ion 18650 Extended or Ultra Capacity batteries and/or an XTar AC/DC/USB intelligent external charger with high tech LCD screen.

Mini Monster
Shown with optional shoulder strap.

Mini Monster Belt Holster
Shown with optional belt holster.

For easy carrying and ready access to your Mini Monster, add our optional top quality camera style shoulder strap or a custom ballistic nylon belt holster.

The Cree® brand U3 emitters in the Mini Monster are rated by their manufacturer to last 100,000 hours.  In addition, every MF Tactical flashlight sold on our web site comes with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.  If your light should fail during that time, it will be repaired or replaced at our cost so long as it is not misused or abused.

Here are the specs:

Brand: MF Tactical
Model: Mini Monster
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree®
Emitter BIN: XM-L2-U3
Color BIN: Bright White
Material: 6061-T6 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy
Finish: HA III Military grade hard anodized
Battery Configurations: 4 x 18650 protected rechargeable li-on batteries (sold separately) with 3.5A PCB.
Voltage Input: 14.8V
Switch Type: Water Tight Electronic Switch with Direct Access Strobe.
Switch Location: Top/Side
Modes: 5
Mode Arrangement: Hi > Mid > Lo > SOS. Double click button for direct access fast strobe.
Maximum Operating Current: 6 Amps
Max Run Time per Charge w/4x 3400mAh Ultra Capacity 18650 batteries:  Approx 3 hrs on high; 6 hrs on medium; 30 hrs on low.
Max Lumens at Brightness Settings 4800 lumens on high; 2400 lumens on medium; 480 lumens on low.
Maximum Range: 250+ yards
Power Bank: USB Charge Port with 5V, 1A output
Waterproof Standard: IPX-8.  Protected against water penetration at depth up to 2 meters.
Lens: Hardened Ultra-Clear Mineral Glass with Anti-Reflective Coating
Reflector: Aluminum Smooth Reflective Surface (SMO)
Weight (w/o batteries): 1 lb. 10.8 oz/760 grams
Length: 7.375 inches
Diameter at head: 2.8 inches
Handle Diameter: 2.25 inches


13 reviews for MF Tactical Mini Monster – USB Rechargeable 4800 Lumens Max 5 Mode

  1. regbaf (verified owner)

    I’ve been meaning to write a review ever since I got this flashlight. I’ve been a “flashlight freak” for a long time and kept getting new ones, looking for the “perfect light”, which I thought I’d never find. However, ever since getting this model, I haven’t felt the need to get another flashlight! I guess you could say I think I’ve found my PERFECT LIGHT!
    The brightness is more than I need (usually using the medium setting) and, with FOUR batteries, it pretty much lasts forever. I call it my “magic flashlight”, as I can find virtually any lost item by using it.
    The internal charger is also superb, doing better on my batteries than the separate charger I have. Then, there’s the USB device charger for phones and such, which adds a feature I wasn’t even looking for.
    For those who think it’s too heavy, IT’S NOT! By bringing everything closer to the middle of the light, almost all the weight is directly over your hand. This means that you don’t need to tightly hold it, as you would a longer light. All the longer flashlights try to “flip” the light off your hand, as there’s a lot of weight at the ends of the device (and therefore far from the “fulcrum point”). This shorter light lets you hold the light ON your hand, with virtually NO gripping strength needed.
    To conclude, I’ve found my “perfect flashlight”, which I never thought would happen! Until there are commonly available battery types which can hold maybe 10 times as much power, I’m set for now!
    GET THIS FLASHLIGHT! You won’t ever be sorry (and I say this after years of use)!

  2. Bob Sargent

    I work Law Enforcement and I own the tactical powerstar and that can burn your eyes out of your head! But my partner came on scene with this mini monster and it was outstanding tool. Now I have to get one for the next night opt. Thanks monster for being USA made!

  3. Tony Cianci (verified owner)

    I have always been a believer that you get what you pay for with everything. The Mini-Monster proves I was right. The pictures on the web site don’t do it justice. This thing is amazing. Not an exaggeration to call it a work of art. $300 for a flashlight sounds like a lot until the first night when you go out with this baby at your side. Would give it 6 stars if I could.

  4. Doug M. (verified owner)

    I knew I wanted the mini monster since it came out, but didn’t know if the wife would leave me if I got this in addition to my Powerstar. Finally decided to give my son the Powerstar and get myself the mini. So glad I did. Its just as bright as the PowerStar but smaller and easier to maneuver. I got the belt holster so I can free up a hand when its off. Plus the big thing is the battery level lights that tell you how much juice is still in the batteries. Love the solid feel and impeccable build quality as always with MF, and my Mini is now my favorite light by far. It never fails to impress when I have it out at night.

  5. Alan Madden (verified owner)

    Been a purveyor of fine flashlights for many years. Used to think the unreliability of Nitecore and Fenix was the cost of entry to a super bright flashlight. Not anymore. I have had too many Fenix crap out on me to every spend another buck on one of those chinese specials. Have had my Mini Monster for 6 months now, and this flashlight is clearly on another level! Very impressive build quality. Feels like it was made by a craftsman, and everything is extra tough and more detailed than all of the rest of my many lights. My former favorites only stay bright for about 60 seconds and then noticeably drop off. The Mini stays bright for the entire time it is on, and I have used it for over 2 hours straight. Did I mention it is solid? There are so many lights that look like this on the internet, but don’t be fooled. Any so-called 8000 lumen flashlight for $99 online is a joke. You could pay more (I have – see my bill from Nitecore), but you will not get a brighter or better made flashlight. This thing is the Rolls Royce of flashlights!

  6. John Robinson (verified owner)

    I’ve been a Monster Flashlight fan for about 5 years now, and the Mini Monster is my newest and best Monster by far. They are always making their new models better than the older ones and the Mini is the biggest jump forward I have seen so far. It has everything from my wish list – brighter than the sun, runs for 3+ hours on a charge and I can recharge it by just plugging in the super high quality USB cable that comes with it. But the best feature (and one I have been requesting since my very first Monster 5 yrs ago) is the battery level indicator on the switch. Since all high power LED flashlights just go dark without warning when the batteries run down, it is ESSENTIAL to have a low battery warning so you dont suddenly go dark when your batteries run out. With this new red warning light, now I know I am getting to my last half hour of light. If I need to keep going, I can just swap out batteries for a fresh set. I really like not having to guess how much time is left. Also, the shoulder strap and the fine eyelet it attaches to, make it comfortable to sling my Mini over my shoulder. Great way to carry the light when walking around without tying up your hands. Love my new Mini and can’t wait to see what MF will come up with next.

  7. Scott Shuppert (verified owner)

    This is also my 5th Monster light, and as always they are top-notch. You get what you pay for. Monster holds its own against anybody. Pros with the Mini Monster: Very wide beam. I did not understand its value until I have seen it. Perfect for lighting up a yard and an entire tree 150′ away. This is their biggest light yet. Using the new 3400mah batteries, I get a great run-time with this. Cons: I am a big guy, with big hands, and I cannot even fit my hand around this. I also own the MF Tactical PowerStar – 4800 L, and find that its skinner handle design is easier to use than this big light. You need a free hand just too old this light. When you have your hands full (like with a puppy dog) that is a big deal.

  8. John Demerest (verified owner)

    The mini-monster is the 5th and best addition to my MF flashlight collection. I have the original pro tango t6, which lives in my back pocket, 2 echo-3s and a stingray. The Mini is far and away the best and my new favorite. Incredible design and build quality. Great achievement, Howard.
    Keep ’em coming!

  9. Gerry W.

    Just bought a mini monster as a late Christmas present for myself and it was worth every penny!

  10. Devin McGee (verified owner)

    Just got my mini monster. In a word, its EVERYTHING its claimed to be. A well made heavy duty highly refined tool if I ever saw one. Took it out last night, and I owned the night. I have a 300 foot driveway, and I can fully see the foot of the driveway at night where it is normally pitch black. Have an older stingray, and this is much brighter, and I love the battery indicator on the switch so I dont have to worry about power running out when not expected. Not cheap but worth it. Im now a proud owner of a mini monster and highly highly recommend!

  11. Andy (verified owner)

    Love it small but powerful, extremely bright allowing me to see everything I need. USB charging keeps me a 100% all the time

  12. Alex Andreadis (verified owner)

    Wonderful! Bright with long runtimes / nice, short form factor (although chubby) / USB or externally rechargeable configuration / nice electronic switch / USB power bank port / charge & discharge status lights – this light does it all. Well worth the weight & cost if you’re serious about your flashlights. 🙂

  13. David wong (verified owner)

    As I’ve also own two of your other big top of the line tatical long big boys; and they were existing—but This mini-monster is the BEST, most versatile PREMO made and design (albeit HEAVY! For the size) yet to date from your company. Even though I’ve not tried ALL flashlights types in the world, but I would venture to nominate this Mini-Monster as the BEST of this type In The World!!!🎱
    If anyone could be passionate about an inanimate object, I’m with this Mini-Monster flashlight!!! Bravo! Keep up the good work in spreading the flash -” Light” to the world 👍

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