Reviewed by steamenginesteve from Flagstaff, AZ on Friday, November 23, 2012
Have gone through several head lamps using batteries in lamp which is front end heavy and slides down. Also lost several lights to leaking AA and AAA batts. I've had good luck with CR123 batts.in Mil and LE duty lights. And relative long life on lower settings. All lights on a 200 lumin power level ...
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Reviewed by Nelly from North Carolina on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This is a great lamp. One complaint is that I wish the switches were on top of the light instead of the bottom. Either I'm trained by other lamps to feel around on top for the switch, or it is just a more intuitive location, but I sometimes have to search around to find the switches. Also, it is a little difficult to differentiate between the two settings, and this sometimes requires trial and error as well. The other complaint is that the elastic is quite stiff, and a little uncomfortable at first.
With that said, the light is very bright. Maybe not as bright as mountain bike lamps, but for hiking, camping, car or home use, it's more than enough. I actually prefer the CR123 batteries, because they are lighter, last a very long time, and do not suffer like alkaline batteries in the cold. I keep this in my vehicle's glove box mostly, although I use it night hiking as well. Overall, a very well-made unit. It feels well-made, and it has been nothing but reliable. For the price, you just can't go wrong.
Reviewed by Sheldon from MA on Saturday, December 21, 2013
No doubt about it, I am the brightest light on my nighttime trail runs. I love that I can light up the ground for hundreds of feet ahead of me. Sadly, the odd size batteries required of this unit are expensive and they don't last long. Usually no more than 12 hours out of a set at full brightness.
Reviewed by gorgeguy from Portland, OR on Monday, December 16, 2013
This light has a tremendous spotlight that shines well beyond and headlight I've had and seems along the lines of some of my powerful bike lights. That light has 2 settings both of which are more spot-oriented.
It also has a mellower secondary light which is the one I've been using most. It has 4 settings all of which are calm for up close stuff.
Love the fit and the battery pack on the back is fairly "light". Only drawback to these way powerful beams is the less common batteries of which they require. The CR123-A is uncommon and fairly expensive.
I purchased one of these from STP at least 3 years ago and have had no problem with the battery housing. I am hard on stuff but have been careful not to over tighten the screw that keeps the battery compartment closed. I could see if you tried to tighten too much it could possibly crack.
About a month ago the plastic that holds the lamp onto the strap broke. It is a hinge-like piece probably due to the intense cold. (I lived in Interior Alaska) I also had an old Princeton Tec Scout with a similar break, also bought at STP. Princeton Tec did not ask where I bought them or for a receipt or anything, just gave me an RMA and address to send them to. Set it about two weeks ago am waiting on the replacement or repaired lights back.
Answered on 2/12/2014 11:57:52 PM by Allen from Alaska