Simon Barry wrote (see)
Going from high to low just by waving your hand in front - that sounds useful. Much less useful is the torch turning itself off when you walk into an object!
I think it has some potential if you're using heavy mountaineering gloves, sometimes things only become apparent when you use them.
As far as accidentally switching on and off by walking into things, you have to be really close, like an inch or less, rather than just 'near'. I don't know how it'll cope with heavy rain/snow/fog, but I've got my fingers crossed for some really unpleasant weather - which sounds very wrong, but you know what I mean.
And yes, will keep an eye on battery life in real world conditions.
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Jon Doran wrote (see)
Maybe you have a point there, Jon.
How we have moved on though. The original Petzl Zoom was once, just about, the only headtorch you could lay your hands on. Switching it on and off with big gloves / mitts was a doddle - once you gave the thing a 'slap'. Now look as the size of the buttons on head torches ....
NickNick wrote (see)
Simon Barry wrote (see)Going from high to low just by waving your hand in front - that sounds useful. Much less useful is the torch turning itself off when you walk into an object! Simon, if the torch is on you are much less likely to walk into an object. What might happen is the torch switches on as you walk into an object
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