inexpensive but not well designed

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Disappointed customer from Maryland on Thursday, February 16, 2017
This is a lightweight headlamp with a low profile and is comfortable to wear. It's fine as an emergency back-up but don't expect to get a lot of use out of it before some part of it breaks. It is rather flimsy and poorly designed. Princton Tec has made several different models for LL Bean which are designed much better. I've owned and heavily used two of those different models for years without any part breaking. This particular model can be adjusted up or down, like the others, but it requires two hands to do it because it does not operate smoothly or easily. The lamp rotates but only one end of it is anchored, it is like turning a dial, and it has a more limited adjustment range than other models. Other PT designs are hinged and operate much more smoothly. The battery case clip is really flimsy and it takes a bit of looking to figure out how to correctly install the 3 required batteries. You have to cycle through two red light settings to get to the lowest level white light setting. Not a major impediment, just annoying. The rubberized button that you have to push to cycle through light settings is not very sensitive and it requires considerable force to operate it.


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