Rated 1 out of 5 by tnrickster Disposable
After using for a couple years I decided to replace the original batteries. When releasing the catch for the battery door - it broke off. The light is not usable any more due to the battery door will not lock shut.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lhackert Wouldn't be caught in the dark without it!
I think I own about 6 of these headlights, strategically dispersed between car, emergency kit, camping kits, and one for the house. They are easy to use. I am looking forward to using the red light feature so it's not SO bright. However, when brightness is needed, it's more than adequate! Great price. The batteries are easy to access, though you won't change them often.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RocklinMom Dark Be Gone!
While I can understand branding an item, if this headlight is worn at night and in the dark, there doesn't seem to be a point to 'L.L. Bean" predominantly displayed on the headband. Now, that's the only downside to this item. Wore to potty my show dogs when I spent three nights in a friend's RV at a dog show. Night time exercise sessions were no longer posing problems with possible missteps in the dark. Love the low red lighting and the bright distant light. Glad LL Bean offered this item and happy I purchased it. Wish I'd bought it for my trip to Yosemite;it would have made the night time restroom run a whole lot safer (a cell phone light just doesn't cut it!)
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAlberto Ride/Walk/Run Safe!!
This is a great product and would highly recommend it for safety.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreenMtnHunter Trailblazer XR Headlamp
Works great, bright lights like no other I've owned of it's size. I put the buttom upside down so when I turn it on and off with my thumb it's easier to turn on and off.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaDorothy Headlamp
This works great. I use it for getting to and from the hunting blind and in my work shop for the close up work.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by firsttime1 NIGHT RUNNING
BOUGHT THESE FOR MY WIFE AND I TO USE TO RUN AT NIGHT WHEN I GET OFF OF WORK. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE TO WEAR AND I HAVE NO PROBLEM RUNNING IN THE DARK EVEN WITH THE LIGHTS ON LOW POWER.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Headlamp
I love it. I jog in the park and was using a different headlamp...its amazing all the things I can no see...and see whats been watching me!!! :-)
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Summitchallenger Great Light with a Red Lens for the Price
I ordered this to replace an older LED headlamp that I bought in 2007 that was not as bright as I wanted anymore. I wanted a headlamp that was water resistant, had a red lens option, had better battery life, and was the same size or smaller than the one I had. I read some good reviews for this one and it met what I was looking for.
So far it has been perfect. Folks commented about the switch being difficult--that has not been my experience. I've found it easy to turn on and off and to switch between modes. The bright white light setting is indeed very bright--brighter than many other LED models. The lower setting is also fairly bright. The red light option is also equally bright and handy. I've found that it works great to preserve night vision and is not so harsh when you don't need the bright white light. The headlamp looks nice and is easy to adjust up and down and it stays in place. The headband is comfortable. The price-point is also very reasonable considering that it is a quality headlamp and has a red-lens option. Many other types with the red-lens option are more expensive and/or require you to swap lenses.
It is a simple design that does not require swapping lenses or pieces--just press and hold the button to go in between modes.
There are only a handful of quality LED headlamp manufacturers out there and one of them manufactured this one for LL Bean. In fact, my first headlamp was made by this brand now almost 17 years ago and still works great. Best of all it is made in the USA.
There are three very minor issues that I've seen so far and that cause me to give it a 4/5. First, the battery compartment is tough to open and on the first go you might feel as if you are going to break the plastic. Just gently pop it up and you should be fine. The compartment is designed to keep the batteries in place and secure while keeping dirt and other things out; the only downside is that it is a bit stubborn. Another issue is that some might want more than two brightness settings in each mode. It is not an issue for me personally, but that would be nice. Last, the white beam is a fairly focused beam as opposed to a diffuse light. Again, this is a matter of personal preference and for me it is fine. The focused lens is what helps make this little light so bright, so it again is a trade-off.
For the price, a quality headlamp for camping, hiking, skiing, and general use. It has been perfect for my needs. I recommend it.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100milerunner Trailblazer XR Headlamp
This headlamp is the most incredible headlamp I have ever used for night running in the mountains. Super bright, batteries last all night and longer, no shadows. I would recommend this to any person and especially runners who run at night.
September 18, 2013