Rated 1 out of 5 by Wyotoad Cheap plastic breaks
Ordered 2 and both broke when I tried to replace the batteries. The plastic clip is very brittle and breaks very very easily. It was not cold when they broke so LL Bean cannot blame it on the weather. Their old design with the screw was great (though slow to replace the battery). I still have one over 5 years old that is going strong although I managed to crack the plastic lens. Wish I had more of the old ones. I returned them to LL Bean for a refund rather than a replacement as that would have been useless.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JKofBR Multiple settings, directional, lightweight
Two thumbs up! Cloth-lined elastic headband is easily adjustable; fits well and comfortably. Three brightness settings plus flashing for four settings in all. Bright is very bright for outdoor work, while less bright settings are great for indoor electrical, painting, or other work. The lamp pivots downward for near-work or upward for ceiling work. It ratchet to eleven positions total that do not slip. Very well designed and worth the money for multiple uses, such as camping, hiking, or indoor or outdoor work when more light is needed hands-free.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kbtluver Great "little" light!
I've had this headlamp for over a year now, use it for nighttime searches in Nosework training and it works well. Discovered another use recently when traveling with my dogs and had to do nighttime "pick ups" after walks - perfect for finding those "presents" that my dogs had left. Also, it's great for lighting the way in unfamiliar territory at night, even at hotel grounds and making yourself visible to cars coming and going in the parking lot.
October 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ARP9 Bad Battery Compartment
The plastic door hinge/clasp broke on only the second or third use. Definitely not up LL Bean's usually high standards. Don't waste your money.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SparkyDesertRat lumenating headlamp
Was a little worried about this purchase from the reviews but figured Bean has the most awesome return policy, happily that will not be happening. Found the button user friendly and the head band very comfortable even after wearing for 3 hours during a power outage. Even on low the range of light was amazing. Looking forward to using on next camp trip and night runs with the flashing setting. Thanks Bean for keeping me a believer!
August 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FLBean Battery cover breaks
I am a loyal LLBean customer and have been purchasing from them for years. We have several of these headlamps that our children use to read at bedtime. On more than one of them, the hinged cover that holds in the batteries has cracked either at the hinge or where it snaps closed. Even without any trauma to the headlamp this can happen. I have sent two of these back for replacements from LLBean and they are of course great about replacing them but they will just continue to break until the product is redesigned. A cover held in place by a couple of screws would be awesome. The battery life and brightness is great, but the design flaw just makes these difficult. I love that they take AAAs instead of more expensive button batteries.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JimSarasota Trailblazer 4 LED
I bought the headlamp less than 9 months ago. I have used is intermittently during this time. I paid $29.95 for this. Now the plastic housing is falling apart. It won't stay closed and will not turn on. When working I liked the product.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 25Northroad Great Hiking and camping light
We've had four now for a few years and they held up well on a variety of camping trips, scouts outings and recently on a rafting trip on the Colorado river. Great for scouts. Another plus, one went thru the washer and still works.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSuit Solid headlamp for a good price
In general I'm not a huge fan of headlamps because I don't like how they feel but this one has definitely served me well. It's great for finding your way around a campsite (and has adjustments for amount of light you want, which is good too) and I also used it a few times when our lights went out over winter because it was easier than carrying around a flashlight and only having one hand free.
April 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LovetheBasics One deal-breaker issue.....
Had a Trailblazer headlamp a few years ago that was lost. Ordered this one, but returned it. Overall, the quality was fine, but the deal-breaker issue was this: when you have the lamp on your head, it is really almost impossible to rotate the lamp up and down with one hand which really is something one should be able to do. Now looking at the more expensive choices.....really wish the $29.95 option worked out!
April 10, 2014