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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full featured 3.5 oz headlight, for a low Coleman Price, January 8, 2011
Newly released model (2011) has a bright single white CREE XR-C spotlight LED in the middle (high, medium, and low settings) with two pairs of smaller, less bright LEDs in blue and red colors on the sides. Lightweight 3.5 oz total. You don't feel it much on your head. White light is very bright (even on low setting) and similar to using a brightly focused flashlight that has useful light spill all around the center. The colored LEDs are fine for close up work for saving night vision. I used the blue LED setting to trail run the other night and it was fine. You cycle through five light settings with a large turning dial on the side of the headlamp. The unit is hard, durable plastic. Can't tell if the lens is glass, perhaps is very hard clear plastic. Headband stays put. Light is easily removable from the headband for use, however the light sometimes comes off too easy when putting it on your head. Sometimes flips off the headband when I'm putting it on my head (a little aggravating, but not bad). Rated to be weatherproof. Looks to be durable. Good, solid, reasonably priced piece of outdoor equipment. I'd buy another in a minute.

There are three models in this series, so know the difference before you buy to ensure you get what you need:

2000002662 Coleman Axis Multi-Color LED Headlamp 2000002662(The one reviewed here) CREE XR-C White, smaller blue, and red light. 85 lumens / 6 hours on high, 50 lumens / 12 hrs on medium, 10 lumens / 40 hrs on low). Highest priced.

2000002660 Coleman High-Power 3AAA HeadlampCREE XR-C White LED with 75 lumens of light on the "High" (11 hrs) setting. Also has Med (20 hrs.) and Low (55 hrs.) settings. No colored LEDs. Middle priced.

2000002659 Coleman 3AAA LED HeadlampOnly has white light. Has three bright white,5mm LEDs (not CREE) with two light settings (High 33 lumens/25 hours, 13 lumens on low). Lowest priced and not as highly rated by users.

Lumens and hours are Colemans ratings, not mine. I haven't confirmed these by using the light yet.


Coleman Multi-Color LED Headlamp
Coleman Multi-Color LED Headlamp

5.0 out of 5 stars Full featured 3.5 oz headlight, for a low Coleman Price, January 8, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Newly released model (2011) has a bright single white CREE XR-C spotlight LED in the middle (high, medium, and low settings) with two pairs of smaller, less bright LEDs in blue and red colors on the sides. Lightweight 3.5 oz total. You don't feel it much on your head. White light is very bright (even on low setting) and similar to using a brightly focused flashlight that has useful light spill all around the center. The colored LEDs are fine for close up work for saving night vision. I used the blue LED setting to trail run the other night and it was fine. You cycle through five light settings with a large turning dial on the side of the headlamp. The unit is hard, durable plastic. Can't tell if the lens is glass, perhaps is very hard clear plastic. Headband stays put. Light is easily removable from the headband for use, however the light sometimes comes off too easy when putting it on your head. Sometimes flips off the headband when I'm putting it on my head (a little aggravating, but not bad). Rated to be weatherproof. Looks to be durable. Good, solid, reasonably priced piece of outdoor equipment. I'd buy another in a minute.

There are three models in this series, so know the difference before you buy to ensure you get what you need:

2000002662 Coleman Axis Multi-Color LED Headlamp 2000002662(The one reviewed here) CREE XR-C White, smaller blue, and red light. 85 lumens / 6 hours on high, 50 lumens / 12 hrs on medium, 10 lumens / 40 hrs on low). Highest priced.

2000002660 Coleman High-Power 3AAA HeadlampCREE XR-C White LED with 75 lumens of light on the "High" (11 hrs) setting. Also has Med (20 hrs.) and Low (55 hrs.) settings. No colored LEDs. Middle priced.

2000002659 Coleman 3AAA LED HeadlampOnly has white light. Has three bright white,5mm LEDs (not CREE) with two light settings (High 33 lumens/25 hours, 13 lumens on low). Lowest priced and not as highly rated by users.

Lumens and hours are Colemans ratings, not mine. I haven't confirmed these by using the light yet.


Fish of the Rockies
Fish of the Rockies
by David L. Propst
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.95
21 used & new from $1.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pictures, well laid out format, December 6, 2010
This review is from: Fish of the Rockies (Paperback)
I work for a federal land management agency and utilize many flora/fauna field guides. This guide is one of the best I've seen. It focuses on both game and non-game freshwater fish of the Rocky Mountain area. It includes detailed color figures of each individual fish, a detailed range map, and extensive, excellent text. Perfect sized for your field pack. Although it's soft bound, it has a very durable, plasticized cover. Definately a five star volume.


Canon PGI-225BK Black and CLI-226 C/M/Y Color Ink Cartridges (4530B008), Combo 4/Pack
Canon PGI-225BK Black and CLI-226 C/M/Y Color Ink Cartridges (4530B008), Combo 4/Pack
Offered by BuyItAnytime
Price: $54.95
68 used & new from $48.15

41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent photo printing quality at reasonable price, November 24, 2010
The best of printing ink and printers for home use - Canon. Highly recommend these cartridges as replacement in your Canon printer. I, like the previous reviewer (who erroneously rated a non-OEM product (refill) in his review), have not had good luck with refilling or using non-canon products. Highly recommend this OEM genuine Canon ink.
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Cavalry Charge / Against A Crooked Sky [Slim Case]
Cavalry Charge / Against A Crooked Sky [Slim Case]
DVD ~ Ronald Reagan
Price: $13.51
12 used & new from $2.89

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD is unwatchable, November 24, 2010
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My rating does not apply to the story/movie "Against a Crooked Sky". How you rate the story/movie is subjective to you. Personally, I've always felt it was a great family movie. However, the movie mastered to this DVD edition is absolutely awful. It's so poorly done that it is unwatchable. It looks like a bad, smeary vhs copy. Picture is dull and lacks detail and sharpness. I tried to watch for a few minutes but ended up tossing this into the trash. I may try again with a different DVD from another DVD mastering company.


ALPS Mountaineering Synergy Backpack
ALPS Mountaineering Synergy Backpack

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light, Well-Made, Functional, May 11, 2010
Light, but strong nylon materials. Plenty of pockets. Zippers are large and seem to be of very high quality - easy to zip. Hip belt is helpful when I bike to work. Fits very well. Overall, very high quality. Love this pack.


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but the very best tee is - a surprise, April 21, 2010
These are good, but there's something much better. I've tried them all, even the fancy, expensive designer brands. The best white tee, hands down is Costco's Kirkland brand. They are heavy, durable, and last forever. They look excellent by themselves, or under a collared shirt.
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BVD Men's Crew Tee, 4-Pack
BVD Men's Crew Tee, 4-Pack

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the well known brands, but there's better, April 21, 2010
These are good, but there's something much better. I've tried them all, even the fancy, expensive designer brands. The best white tee, hands down is Costco's Kirkland brand. They are heavy, durable, and last forever. They look excellent by themselves, or under a collared shirt.


Brunton Lite-Tech 10x42 Full Size Waterproof Roof Prism Binoculars
Brunton Lite-Tech 10x42 Full Size Waterproof Roof Prism Binoculars

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars - if found for under 80 bucks or so, January 9, 2009
I saw these at a reduced price at Amazon and decided to buy a pair based on the feature list, Brunton name, and the price. I wanted a cheap, but decent extra pair to keep in my truck. I was impressed a great deal by these binoculars at this price point.

Pros:
Rubberized body
Comes with rubber objective lens covers that attach with keepers to the front of the binocs
Smooth focus knob with no play
Waterproof/Fogproof
BaK-4 prism glass
Twist eyepieces for using with/without eyeglasses
Close focus is approximately 10 feet
Excellent optics and clarity. Only far edges of view showed blur and that was very little. Razer tack focus for viewing straight on.

Cons:
Chinese made? Not really a con given the excellent quality of the optics and body build.
Only a 1 year Brunton warranty.

The day they arrived, we had a herd of deer walk into our office parking lot which is located near the edge of town. I work for a government natural resource management agency. I pulled out the binoculars and gave them a whirl. They were pretty amazing. I had no complaints. Several other employees tried them and remarked what nice binoculars they were and how clear of view they had. It's great that the price point on decent binoculars has been lowered since the Chinese have upgraded their optical production techniques.

I have not checked these babies in the rain or snow yet. I'll update my review later.


Casio Exilim EX-V8 8MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti-Shake Optical Zoom
Casio Exilim EX-V8 8MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti-Shake Optical Zoom

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Swiss Army Knife of a Compact Camera, October 25, 2008
For taking photos to enlarge, frame, and hang on the wall, I use my digital SLR. But the SLR is not portable. This is. I have this trusty little fellow in a small case on my belt most of the time. It has every feature that I need to effectively take a good photo or video with stereo sound instantaneously. It's small and not ever in the way, and because of this I am able to keep a photo diary of important life events in a easy, non cumbersome fashion. Used the camera on a 5 week travel trip through the middle east and europe in June. It was always handy and competently took photos and videos that were relatively superb for such a small camera. Doesn't come close to my SLR for photos, but the cameras fill two distinctly different but important roles in my photography life. Other reviews have said most of what I have to say.

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I just want to add two more things - quite important to me: The video is amazing good and file sizes amazingly small considering the small size of this swiss army knife camera. Also, you can set the megapixel resolution down from 8mp to 6,4, and 2 to pull out up to 14x Optical (not digital) zoom (at 2mp). Sure, you have less megapixels for resolution and cropping, but you will end up with an amazingly clear snapshot of a red-headed woodpecker at 50 feet using the 14x optical zoom at the 2mp setting. Give it a try, it is absolutely remarkable.
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It has its limitations as mentioned in other reviews, but come on, nothing can be expected to do it all perfectly. But this one does most everything, and granting a bit of compromise (I get a kick out of the guy who rates it bad because of some features that cause a blinking light or text on the menu...), wins the small camera ideal and comes in at the present head of the class. For this semester, A+ Casio.
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