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Good basic product, done in by a variety of flaws
on April 19, 2012
To make it brief, this is at first glance a good product, at a reasonable price, but using it reveals a couple major design and/or construction flaws. It throws a bright light, and it's pretty lightweight and wearable. But I ran into quite a few problems right away.
(1) Although the headband is elastic, the wires connecting the battery pack to the light obviously are not, and they have no slack in them. So, on my average-sized head, the wires are stretched to the max, and it wouldn't fit on a larger noggin without pulling the light to the side.
(2) The light points UP. You can flip it to a downward-pointing direction, but if you do this it's just flopping around on a hinge. It should be designed to point straight ahead, and be re-orientable more securely.
(3) The closure on the battery case is flimsy. The very first time I tried to use my lamps in the field, the closure of one battery case broke off, rendering it unusable. I'll be able to tape it shut, but that shouldn't be necessary, especially not on the very first use.
(4) I wore the one that didn't break while running. While running, the bezel came unscrewed, and the bezel, lens, and bulb fell out on the trail. I was fortunately able to find them all and reassemble it, but this is another part I'll have to hold together with tape while using it.
So it seems good at first, and it's usable in a makeshift way, but is not nearly of the quality expected.