Rated 3 out of
Good Light that Could be GreatI've used this for several years and liked it for up to medium duty use.,,The beam is serviceable for hiking casually. ,,I really like the quick change color lenses. That is very handy.,,I appreciate the camo colors too. ,,However, the durability does not seem to be quite as burly as the Black Diamond Storm.,,Also, not as bright nor does the Petzl Tactikka have nearly as much beam throw as the Storm.,,It is lighter so if you are a gram counter, this is a decent light.,,The interface is simple with usable modes. I never use the flashing though that might be good for bike commuters?,,One major gripe is that this light does not have a lock out mode. That's a mode the Storm has and is a huge benefit if you are packing this light. With this Petzl light, you can't lockout the power switch. This means it can accidentally come on while in your pack and drain the batteries dead. So when you think it's going to be good to go, it is actually dead. Not good.,,Elastic is weaker after years of use.