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Reviewed by Nickname from USA on Saturday, May 28, 2011
This light is somewhat bulky and heavy for its output and I suspect that perhaps it has LEDs from an older generation. The light is not too bad if you don't need something bright, but the bulk and weight trade-off is a bit much for that brightness. The only adjustment to beam width is limited to one set of LEDs or the focused main one - you can't turn them both on at once that I can tell. At least this light is not extremely heavy, and for full-weight backpacking, or maybe slightly lightweight backpacking, this is probably a workable choice. The water resistance does not look terribly trustworthy, however. It will work in a large jacket pocket just to have with you at quite an expense in bulk -- perhaps if there was a good way to wrap up the band for carry, this pocket role would make more sense. I'd recommend that a friend look at other models before buying this, but if there's nothing better yet, this will do for the role described, with some caution about water exposure.
Reviewed by Nickname from USA on Friday, May 27, 2011
Rather dim and flimsy looking, I wonder if this is a last-generation LED -- maybe the manufacturer's current model is brighter. Fairly lightweight, a reasonable choice for jacket carry if aren't wearing a hat that a light could be clipped to. I suspect a more compact one could be built that would pack the strap away somehow so you could carry it loose in a pocket without clutter. For light but not ultralight backpacking, it's an ok choice but again...I suspect there's a current model that's brighter and that would add a lot of function. I would recommend it to a friend for that use if there's nothing better on the market yet.
Reviewed by kayak patty from Louisiana on Monday, May 23, 2011
This lamp is very small and light BUT the battery is kind of expensive and doesn't last very long. Compared to the PETZL headlamps I can't really recommend this. I usually take it along as a backup since it is so light but I hate to use it because I hate having to buy more batteries!
Reviewed by girl from iowa on Friday, May 20, 2011
I wear size 9 jeans usually and I ordered a small in this harness. The harness is a little snug to get on and off since the belt does not expand more than an extra 3 inches around the waist. Because the waist belt is adjustable, the back straps connecting the leg loops to the waist belt ( non-weight bearing) are not centered on my back where they connect with the belt.
I would have preferred adjustable leg loops as opposed to molded ones, but those seem hard to find. This padded harness is more definitely comfortable than my last one (which was unpadded) and feels safer when climbing because the waist is snug.