Reviewed by CF from Montana on Monday, February 24, 2014
Let me preface my review by saying I use my head lamps a lot, either for hunting, fishing, backpacking or day to day work. I bought one of these headlamps, as I have owned multiple Princeton Tec headlamps and liked the quality of thier product in the past. That being said this particular headlamp came in the mail and did not work... so I called Princeton Tec (great customer service actually) and they immediately sent me a new one. I used it for about a year, starting the second week when I would move the headlamp up or down using its pivot feature, it would short out. To make a long story short, I was fortunate to lose it while hunting last year so that I was forced to buy a new headlamp, this time I went with the Black Diamond Storm... which has bee the best headlamp I have ever owned. No longer a fan of Princeton Tec.
Reviewed by Traylwokker from So Cal on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I tested this out yesterday doing some night hiking/camping. I also brought my Princeton Tec EOS to test. The Quad has a whiter light and has a wider beam than the EOS. I like how firm the lamp rotates, it didn't feel flimsy at all. I think it's good for up to about 20 feet in front of me on high. The low setting seems like it would be good at the campsite, but it was too low to use for hiking on the trail. I noticed the EOS had a stronger output, although it was more yellow than white.
I didn't have an opportunity to use the different color lenses, but I'm sure they will be effective for their purposes. Overall, it's a good headlamp.
Reviewed by turkey merck from Georgia on Thursday, December 5, 2013
Very nice light. Love the extra colored lens. The light could be brighter, though. The beam range is not very good. However, used in the deer stand with the green lens so it doesn't bother me that the range is limited. I like the 3 brightness settings.
Reviewed by telern from Front Range, CO on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This is a great tactical headlight, and perfect if you're going over to the sandbox. If low light conditions are a requirement on your Camp, Forward Operating Base or on the side of some ungodly mountain, then you'll be psyched you've got this adorning your helmet. Do you need to reconfigure that C-130 for a different mission? Then turn on the red/green lense and get to work!
4 stars for the weight and battery life on high. 1 hour? That's not so great. If you're looking to do some trail running with this light, its weight could be an issue for you. You can do better with a lighter weight light that won't bounce around.
The lenses are interchangeable easy enough provided you don't use brute force to open the cover. There's a plastic holder to hold one additional lense cover, with the third lense hanging out about all by its lonesome self. PT could've designed a holder to hold both covers, but to this owner I couldn't figure out how to put both lenses in there.