Tobin I'Anson | September 7th, 2009
Excellent head torch for the price. I know it says 19 Lumens but boy is it bright. Very, VERY, small. Originally bought as a backup as suggested in the advert but it is now my main torch for weekend camping trips. Red light function is really useful for the maps and it does work - no night blindness! (Yet to find a badger though! ). The description lists 5m beam after 10 hours, again I think it is better than this and am yet to change the battery after 4 weekend trips. Only down side is that it is very easily lost. . .
L Morton | January 15th, 2010
Award winner and I can see why! ! Tiny, bulletproof and reliable. I originally used it as a backup for my Tikka XP, but it's so versatile it's the only headtorch I carry now. If you do a lot of night-walking you will need something more powerful, but if you make camp at dusk and stay there till dawn this is all you need. Maximum light will get you off the hill safely though, plus the red LED is perfect for reading at night. Battery life is immense and cheap to buy and replace. Only niggle is I would have preferred a spring clip on the protective case to the belt loop one it has now.
Danny McShane | March 4th, 2010
Not only is the light good, the whole package is well thought out and versatile. The box (who else has a box?) is light, tough and functional with a moulded loop for mounting on a belt or strap on your rucksack. It has good enough seals to live in the bottom of your pack or even strapped to the outside. The elasticated headstrap is narrow and light with an adjuster to cinch round anything suitable, your wrist if you want it to. The light can also be dismounted and clipped to things on its own, a cap peak, a lapel, you name it, and it has a universal joint allowing it to swivel every which way. On your head this is weightless -if it wasn't for the fact you can see where you're going in the dark, you wouldn't know you were wearing it. The batteries are Lithium, so huge long shelf life (like 10 years or so), virtually unaffected by temperature down to -50C, and, being CR2032s even a spare pair take up no room at all. At first I thought these might be expensive to run and resisted buying an e-lite for that reason, but cheap 2032s are easily available online, often in packs of 6 or 10 for less than a supermarket pair. It would be a shame to have this quality of design only for an emergency spare, and once you have one it gets more and more use when you don't need long range lighting. It fills the indoor/tent/hut gap that the bright torches are really too bright for. But it is absolutely ideal for carrying whether you think you'll need a torch or not. Is there a weakness? Maybe the universal joint could be vulnerable to physical damage; maybe it just offers too many options and you spend too much time playing with it; the no-nonsense switch is positive and simple, but I find it needs too hands as to hold the torch steady as operate the switch, and maybe it's to easy to lose. . . There's nothing else really like it out there.
Mark | March 31st, 2010
I bought this for the Polaris when I was carefully whittling all my kit down to the lightest items possible. However when I bought it I was very suprised at how bright it was and for nearly all my non-car based camping trips this is one of the first things packed. Small, light, compact and it works.
David Henderson | May 2nd, 2010
I bought this head torch to put in my camera bag in case snapping in low light situations. It takes up littler room and I like not having to think about checking batteries on every outing due to their longevity. The torch is ideal as it weighs next to nothing even if you took spare batteries. I now take it with me in preference to a larger battery headtorch when out walking, as the light emitted is easily sufficient for map reading etc when dark. It even allowed me safe passage in and out of Yodas cave in Yorkshire recently.
Andy Ashton | June 14th, 2010
This lives in my First aid kit, or as I call it, things going wrong kit. It goes with me everywhere on the hills, and I am happy in the knowledge that should the doodoo hit the fan, I will not be in darkness. Perfect.
chris mather | June 18th, 2010
Excellent little torch. Assisting me in making the transition to the fabled 'lighter load' for hill walking. Superb design (can lose the elastic head band if counting grams and willing to don a baseball cap! ) Particularly appreciate the switch allowing you to avoid cycling through all light settings prior to 'red' to preserve that all important night vision. A good investment.
Owain Davies | December 27th, 2010
I bought this head torch mainly for leapfrogging or boxing in the BreconBeacons. What a fantastic buy! Does the job very efficiently and the light is cracking on it as well. You buy this make and you will not be disappointed. The only let down I think is the price as I tend to buy is a bit cheaper. Nevertheless, awesome product!
david lucraft | March 8th, 2011
Bought this headlamp to provide a lightweight solution to camp lighting but the power output is quite sufficient to light your way down the mountain in an emergency. You can use the headband or use the clip to attach it to the peak of your hat. Uses watch batteries but these can be purchased cheaply on the internet. Can be switched to a red light without cycling through white light thus avoiding destroying your night vision. It appears to be a little delicate and I would suggest it is stored in the plastic case supplied. Nevertheless, I would recommend it.
Tim Howes | May 27th, 2011
Impressive little light for keeping in your luggage. Really compact so suitable for any trip, even if going ultra-lightweight. Inadequate light for serious navigation - wouldn't take it out as my sole light on early alpine starts. Great for lightweight duties eg on the campsite, in the hut.