Really lightens the mood
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this mostly for camping, backpacking, mountaineering, and looking for the occasional lost phone, in the PNW. I'm a fairly fair weather adventurist so I don't have too much experience with its use in incliment weather, but in the months I've owned it it has held up well with no signs of weather damage.
I have a smaller headlamp I use for running due to the other's lighter weight and flashing red light to ward off oncomers but I got this because the other lamp is weak in the main white light.
This light is BRIGHT. I don't use the low power mode much but if you're trail jogging in pitch black strap this on and anyone camping near by will think a stray motorcycle with a high beam wandered into camp.
The weight seems fine, I don't have a problem with it staying on my head or being particularly uncomfortable. I also like the button lock. Constantly draining batteries on my other headlamps because they switch on in my pack.
Figuring out how to switch between lights is a bit tedious, I mostly just mash the button until what I want comes on. While it's mostly user error and there is only so much you can do with one push button, that would be my only gripe.
Edit: Battery life seems perfectly acceptable, I will usually have it for several weekend trips on one set of batteries with no problem, usually a mix of red and SUPERLIGHT (trademark pending). Extreme cold might shorten it a bit, but that happens with all gadgets pretty much.