Bruce Kreutzer: This headlamp worked great when I was setting up a survival shelter in the middle of the night in the Indian Peaks Wilderness not far from Nederland, CO. The red setting was much brighter than expected and allowed enough light for detailed tasks such as knot tying.
Bridger Kroenke: This is a very robust headlamp, which will survive lots of abuse such as dust and bumps. However, it was difficult to open the battery jacket, even when using a pocketknife to pry it open.
Ben Morrissey: I love this light. I would have no issue choosing it for a long trip. I was especially impressed with its red mode. I used the red mode a lot when I was sleeping out without a tent and it did a great job of preserving my night vision so I could see the night sky but at the same time, let me see what I was doing clearly.
Tim Schermerhorn: Overall I think that this is a solid headlamp. If you’re looking for one light to use for multiple activities this is it. I would use this light for almost all of my trips (hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, and general use).
Rachel Zurer: This is like a Swiss-army knife light: It has many functions that let it perform well in a lot of conditions. I used it for a variety of tasks (biking, sitting around camp, hiking in the dark, stargazing, reading, etc.). Might be overkill in both weight and features for someone just looking for some basic light.