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Alex R.

Alex R.wrote a review of on September 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just like the non Fast Charge model, instead of a flash, this light has a fade on and off mode which probably won't earn the attention of drivers who are busy texting while they drive. If this is your only front light and you value flashes, I would skip this model (though there are others by light and motion that will fit your needs).

I am using this as one of two headlights on night rides (one light is dedicated to flashing and pissing people off with the "Urban 400 series" while this one is to provide light to see the actual road so that I don't nail potholes.) Over kill? Maybe, but it's my life right?

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Alex R.wrote a review of on April 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm not a "huge" guy. I don't eat "lots of protein", but this jacket's chest measurement is built for someone with a fixie and a large mustache; someone who smokes instead of eating a nice burger. I am 6 foot, 175 pounds (and not seen as intimidating by anyone when it comes to my build) and this jacket in a medium fits great everywhere but the chest. I bought both the medium and the large and will be keeping the large (which is a bit baggy, but it leaves space for layering. The center back length is quite low (it goes below my butt), but that is a good thing coupled with the drawstring to keep all sorts of updrafts out. It is twice as heavy as some competitors (see montbel tackeyon), but that is literally a 2 oz difference which is negligible (and that's coming from a ultralight freak). the extra 2 ounces get you a full zip, pocket that turns into a self stuff sack, and a material that feels twice as tough as the next. The fabric feels like an ultra light, translucent cloth, not a trash bag.

I think that if you took a huge whipper into the wall with this, you might have a decent hole, the same goes for if you were really grinding on this puppy up a chimney, but I think that the weight trade off is perfect when you use this as an emergency layer. If you are looking for something to wear in a serious storm, keep looking, but this is a nice to have when the wind kicks up with a light rain.

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Alex R.wrote a review of on October 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pros
great mounting bracket (doesn't move around)
Super bright
Rechargeable
helmet mount

Cons
won't recharge from a laptop: I plugged this in Via the USB cord and it would not charge from my laptop. probably a voltage issue, but it works fine from my wall

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