Rated 4 out of 5áby SwiftlyDoesIt Versatile and well-sized
I wonder if I wasn't sent an updated package because mine was trŔs easy to open - thin cardboard in the back, everything popped out easily. Even the top opened easily to insert the batteries. I can't speak to how long this will function but so far everything works as advertised. I like the size for walking and the multiple light options. I just have to agree with the reviewer who says it's a bit awkward/uncomfy to carry the device while not covering up the flashing red light with your hand. Not horrible, just not ideal. I do hope it lasts a good long time because I like the convenience and size. Happy for the sale price, too!
November 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby EndlessVacationTraveler Had to Return the First Flashlight
I was very disappointed when the first one didn't work and called LL Bean. I did everything right but it just didn't work and we were unable to use it for a trip that week end. I called and LL Bean stands by their products and shipped another one out, which arrived a week later, and this one did work!
In reading these past reviews I hope mine lasts until a big trip coming up this next year.
It was an easy return for I used the packaging from the new flashlight to send back to LL Bean. We really haven't used it yet but it all works and plan to use it as a lantern as well.
This is the first item I have ever had to return to LL Bean after all these years.
November 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby lovethebeanII Dissapointed
I have had this light for a year and loved it till the other day wnen it just stopped working and new batteries would not bring it back to life. I read other reviews that had the same issue and needless to say I am returning it today. I bought two last Christmas for gifts and now wonder if they are still working. I will find out and possibly send those back also.
November 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Authentic A merchandise disaster for me
I was so looking forward to receiving this flashlight. I particularly liked the idea of the rear red flashing warning light. My intention was to use it for walking my doggies in low light. I purchased two of them, because there are two of us who walk multiple dogs. It used to be four. Now we are down to three. My older doggie had a wonderful life and passed away in her 18th year this spring. My dogs have lights for their collars. But since as dogs, they are so low to the ground and as adult humans, we are not, I needed something that would illuminate our path and serve as a further warning for possible traffic.
As the previous reviewer wrote, I too had difficulty opening what is called in the packaging industry the "blister pack". (I come from a family that manufactured packaging) I finally removed one flashlight. I could not open it myself. I am not incapacitated and have good dexterity with my hands. Finally someone else, a male opened one of them. I inserted the batteries as per instruction, and the light did not work. The second flashlight was not openable.
I realize these things do happen with products that are mass manufactured, in particular overseas. I telephoned customer service, and ordered a moonbeam flashlight. This time only one. I want to see how it goes, before I dive in any deeper. I will be returning both of these Trailblazer Walk-Safe flashlights..
I understand Bean stands behind all of its merchandise, and these things, they do happen. . .
November 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Drumhalla Will be returning
I will be returning this flashlight. Originally I thought it was not working because the batteries that came with it might not be old. But that is not the case. The first day it was hit or miss if it would turn on. Now it simply does not work. Very disappointing because the brief time I could get it to work it was great. And, now I have the inconvenience of returning it.
November 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby LMSWCASAC I tried to use this item before reviewing it. BOO
I'm very disappointed with the Trailblazer Walk-Safe Flashlight. It was intended for my 9 year old granddaughter for Halloween. It was difficult to remove the packaging, unscrew the cap, and insert the batteries. Finally I was ready for the big test. The flashlight didn't work! I used the 3 batteries included and then changed them for ones I knew worked. So, it wasn't the batteries. Her mom and dad tried and retried and no one could get this light to light. It's nice looking as flashlights go; and lightweight. There's a slot at the end of the handle for a cord. It's supposed to light in the front (of course) and the handle should light up red or flashing red to serve as a warning to motor vehicles or bikes. I read the reviews before I ordered the item and all but one review was excellent. I'm not mechanical, but I should be able to operate a flashlight. Sorry to say, it's going back. BTW: I accidently gave it 2 stars and was unable to edit it out. My overall rating was Poor - One Star which is Fair for failure to operate.
October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Debu2biggestfan Multitasking
This flashlight is waterproof,has regular flashlight. It also has white and red
light and strobe red light. They also supply the batteries! Recommend! This is staying by me at night!
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Brucie2 Excellent Flashlight !
Just used it on a four day camping trip...as others have said, it per-
forms beautifully :-) Yes, we used it as a lantern too. Am thinking about buying a 2nd one for my hubby!
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kadyasamom Great flashlight!
Works great to be able to see with flashlight while flashing red light is on in back to alert drivers to be sure that the dog and I do not get hit. When the electric went out last week I was able to stand the flashlight on it's end and use it as a lantern! It put out lots of light in a dark house! Great product! I highly recommend it!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ZiggysMom Trailbrazer flashlight
I have to say this is the greatest for walking my dog. Ziggy is a 17 year old mini poodle with very poor vision. The beam is so bright that it lights his way and provides good visibility for vehicles approaching.for both of us.
February 25, 2015