Reviewed by Mre2me from kitchen on Monday, April 13, 2015
Nice lamp. If your ok with the weight of the battery pack, this will work. The Lithium batteries means you charge any time at any current battery level. One charge lasts for hours and you re-charge it with a USB.
Reviewed by TMPrin82 from New Hampshire on Monday, December 08, 2014
I purchased the non-rechargeable version of this lamp earlier in the year. This one is just as impressive in regards to lighting and functionality. The powerful spot light coupled with 4 smaller LEDs for flood lighting is excellent. I took the non-rechargeable one spelunking this September and compared to my other Princeton's, the lights on these lamps are incredible.
The only reason I rated this headlamp a 4 was due to charging the battery pack. I do appreciate the extra 42" cable they provide so I can tuck the pack into a bag/pocket and eliminate wearing a brick on my head but the actual "brick" itself is limited in regards to providing information about charging. The male/female connectors seal tightly, however, while attempting to charge the pack for the first time, I discovered there is no light to indicate whether the pack is charging or not. After discovering my failure to charge the pack, I realized that you have to hear the three "clicks" to know that the charging cable and battery pack are connected.
Overall, this is a great product, just be mindful of the connections and remember to separate the cables at the contacts, do not pull on the cables!
Reviewed by Ted from Denver, CO on Friday, May 30, 2014
I got this for an overnight relay race and wow it is BRIGHT. Its been 10 years since I got a new headlamp and paid over $100 at that time. This lamp was pricy even after STP discounts, but is worth every penny. The spot mode is mind blowing. I really think I could use it to mountain bike at night. The wide angle modes give great light. It will also charge off a Goal Zero Nomad 7 panel. The extension able is nice because you can move the battery off your head on into a pack.
If I had to find a flaw, it would be there is no charging light. You have no way to tell when its fully charge. You just have to leave it plugged in and trust the force ;)
If you are looking for a headlamp that will last you a long time, spend the money and get this.