Reviewed by Nick from Virginia on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
That's about all I really need in a head lamp. I had a Princeton Tec (I don't remember the model, I just know it cost more than this Mammut...I'm sure Princeton Tec has better models) that would always turn itself on in my pack and the battery compartment was a pain to get into. Eventually, the clasp for the batteries broke and I decided to replace rather that tape up. This Mammut has a double-click on feature so it wont turn itself on and I like that the first mode of light that comes on is the dimmest one. That way, I can decide if I want it brighter or if the dim mode is all I need (going through a pack, etc). I feel that this saves a lot of battery life in the end and reduces the user's waste of defaulting to the brightest mode. Basic and reliable.
Reviewed by Nomad Dave from Ma on Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Outstanding brightness, but, although I can appreciate the way the light turns on, 2 quick presses within 1 second, which eliminates accidentally turning it on in your pack, this feature makes it quite difficult to turn on, and takes some getting used to. It is also next to impossible to change brightness or turn off while on your head.