Fine light, poorly designed latch

Verified Buyer Reviewed by DSG from New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This headlamp has a nice price, and its light quality is strong and steady. The latch design for the battery casing, however, is horrible. After taking it from the package and going to insert the batteries, I attempted to open the latch to do so. I had a little difficulty at first, and when trying to force it, the cheap plastic of the latch broke. Now, the latch doesn't stay closed, which means the battery doesn't stay in, which means the light doesn't shine unless I wrap it in either rubber bands or tape. Nothing straight from the box should be this suseptible to user error, even if the user is, admittedly, a little clumsy in his handling of the product.
  • Best Uses: Backpacking, Bike Riding, Car Camping, Day trip, Hiking
  • Cons: Design
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Adjustable Beam, Bright, Durable, Lightweight
  • Was this a gift?: No
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