This headlamp is much brighter than your average cheap…
3 October 2013
Summary: This headlamp is much brighter than your average cheap headlamp for only a few bucks more. It's very durable and reliable.
Pros: Very bright, 90 lumens on its brightest setting., It's lightweight., Uses AAA batteries., Water resistant., Can be dimmed considerably., Has a red light feature., Can be locked in the off position., Easily adjustable headband.
Cons: While it's fairly light, it is a bit clunky., Not waterproof.
1) Purchased on sale at REI in 2011. 2) Purchased…
1 September 2013
Summary: 1) Purchased on sale at REI in 2011. 2) Purchased due to high ratings in a magazine. 3) Only used for camping, backpacking and in the tent, or when answering the call of nature. It is more than adequate for those purposes. 4) I can't speculate on its use for other types of activities. Yes, I would recommend it particularly since the current model has a higher lumen output, although I have not used that version. I am happy with this one.
Pros: 2 types of light, 1 BRIGHT spotlight, 2 smaller LED's for area light, Main LED is very bright - 75 lumens, Dimmer feature for white LED's, 2 red LEDs for preserving night vision, with Strobe setting. Can turn on Red light without cycling through all settings., Relatively lightweight considering it uses 3, AAA batteries, Lock feature to prevent accidently turning on lamp, Red LED's have strobe feature, Several colors to choose from
I gave this a poor review because the new Spot headlamps…
7 December 2011
Excerpt: I gave this a poor review because the new Spot headlamps are nowhere near as good as the old Spots in both construction and optical quality. I have two old BD Spots, one with a worn headband, so I though I'd get a replacement with a promotion coupon. Upon opening the package the first thing I noticed was how much more flimsy the new one was compared to the old — reduced mass in critical areas and paper-thin battery compartment hinges.
This is a product that I must sadly give a bad review…
Richard Proulx, Trailspace.com
6 September 2011
Summary: This is a product that I must sadly give a bad review to. I say sadly, because this is a product that I want to love. Its unique electronics package, which gives you just about every feature imaginable, puts this headlamp head and shoulders above the competition. It is lightweight, has great battery life, and its variable intensity multicolor LEDs work exactly as they should. Unfortunately, the case design is defective.