Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gear Review - Princeton Tec Quad Headlamp

Product Features and Impressions:
This was a solid proximity light. While racing, I was only going to use this light as a backup to the APEX but found that it was especially useful as a map reading light during night cycling. A normal high intensity bike light is just too bright for map reading as it creates glare off of the map and causes temporary blindness when looking away. The Quad was easy to attach to my helmet with the supplied helmet mount strap and the bezel tilt always stayed where I wanted it to. Off the bike, I ended up using the QUAD when I ran out of batteries for the APEX and found that it performed just as it should; bright enough for scrambling down rocks and avoiding some nasty cactus thorns. Operation was easy and intuitive even with gloved hands. I even ended up dropping this light out of my pack into a pool of water with no issues. This light rocks!

None for the intended use.

Overall Impression:
This is a great proximity and backup headlamp that is durable, easy to use, versatile, and completely waterproof. Great product.

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