Coast HL7 Focusing ($32)

From the trail and camp to the crag, a bright headlamp is an endlessly useful piece of gear that you
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4.4 oz.

AAA (3)

Amazing beam and easy adjustments.

Short battery life and bulky rear battery pack.

Coast Products is a company based in Oregon. Coast Products flies a little under the radar when compared the likes of Black Diamond or Petzl, however, they do have a solid collection of top-quality headlamps. One of their most popular models is the HL7 Focusing: At an estimated retail price of $39 (on sale as of the date of publication at $32) It’s worth it. HL7 boasts a decent 355 lumens and a simple-to-use focusing ring that functions as a powerful flashlight and can be rotated between flood and spot. Its basic function is effortless to use (unlike other complex headlamps listed previously mentioned) There’s no requirement to switch between different modes to switch between distance and proximity.

Why is the middle-pack finish of the Coast HL7’s focusing? The main issues are its battery durability and weight. To give you an example it is that the Coast can last for 70 hours with its lowest settings (4 lumens) in comparison with the Spot’s life of 200 hours with the same output that’s quite a significant difference. This isn’t the best news for a headlamp that has AAA batteries. In other words that you’ll burn through Energizers quicker than you could call them “bunny.” Furthermore We find the bulky battery pack in the rear of the unit to be old-fashioned. However, Coast HL7 is a great choice. Coast HL7 offers a great long-range beam (over 400 feet as opposed to the Spot’s 328 feet) It’s also worth contesting the price. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly light and do not want to sacrifice quality the Coast HL7 is a brilliant and user-friendly light at about $30.

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