Rated 2 out of 5áby SRCinWV I really want to love these lights!
Let me start by saying that LLB CS has been great, but after a number of battery door failures I will be looking for a new headlamp to replace the dozen or so Trailblazers I have been using over the past few years.
I have the older 3 LED as well as the newer 4 LED ones and all have the very fragile door latch that breaks off during battery change. Even with extra care given to try to mitigate the weakness the latch will break after just a couple/few battery changes.
I was really hoping I had bought a bad batch that had poor plastic, but I now have many lots made over several years and they all seem very failure prone.
On an up note until it breaks I love this light and use it all the time (Several hours a day some times and usually at least 4-5 days a week), but they do tend to fail at a bad time. (Think storm/flooding/landslides/power outage 12 hour plane ride from the house)
An easy bandaid is a rubber band or piece of bicycle tube stretched over the light/battery compartment which will secure a broken battery door quite securely until you can work your way to a better situation even if it is days or weeks away!
SRC in WV
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
áby RickHikes Perfect, except
The cap that holds the batteries in is poorly designed. Mine broke this morning after a bump and as you can see in these comments, quite a few others have experienced that same tiny piece of plastic snapping. LL Bean, please fix the cap! Except for that, it is excellent. The light is bright making night hikes or even just trips out to the woodpile or fire-pit very easy. The switch is 'smart' in that it normally cycles from off to hi, low, blinking and off, but after you use it for a few seconds, the next press is off - a handy feature. The batteries last a very long time. My wife uses it to see her needlework when she does a sewing project. The kids walk the dog at night. I just tried cross-country skiing before dawn and it is SO much fun! When they fix that darn cap, get a couple.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ProudCanuck78 Great value!
Just bought this headlamp in pink. Great quality strap and very bright illumination with different settings. This will be so useful in many different situations. Was pleasantly surprised to see that it comes with Duracell batteries. I had it shipped to Canada and the delivery was speedy!
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby GracieO So many uses for this item!
When I saw this item online I thought of a few things it would be helpful for. Then I received it and wow!! Everything from being outside with our Boxer puppy after dark to lighting a darkened area of our basement...the list of uses are endless!! I would give it 10 stars if possible!! Forget traditional flashlights...this is a must!!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BeanieFromOhio works great!
I purchased this for my husband. He sometimes takes early morning walks and usually has to carry a flashlight, but with this headlamp he can see great and his hands are free. He also wears it when he goes out in the evening to bring in more firewood. This lights up everything he needs to see and the band around his head is comfortable. I just might need to get another one when they are on sale again for myself!
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Squirreltail Super bright
Comfortable headband, lightweight and extremely bright with multiple settings.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TBLRPH Trailblazer Headlamp
An excellent product. Comfortable to wear and a really bright light to see by. It would be great for camping and any kind of work that requires a good source of light and hands free.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Peplouisiana kids loved using this, husband and son-in-law!
children use it outside at dusk, uses in woods, attic
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NoNameMom Handy sooner than expected!
We ordered this as a gift for a relative who needed a hands-free light to use while carrying luggage out in the bush. She reported that it got used first at home when the power went out, and that it's great.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Dragonsdreamlord Headlamps
Easy to use with adjustable headband. The light can be very bright and really lights things up for several yards, or can be dimmed down for general needs or close up.
I love it because it frees up my hands when I am outside and need to carry things or am trying to catch something (live on a farm).
My son likes it when he needs to check his truck engine at night.
January 15, 2014