Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:15 pm Posts: 256 Location: Washington
I use this badboy. It's 250 lumens and only costs 150 with rechargeable battery. Super bright. I only use the lowest setting for skinning up in the morning and the high setting is bright enough to work for MTB.
+1 for the trailtech. When riding in trees you need more light than you think, so those small "tent lights" won't do it (imho)
This is from last week, btw:
But how fun could this be on those nights when the storms clear out at sunset, just turn on for descent? the Trail tech motorcycle light, probably lights up the whole bowl you are in. should work fine in the cold (it overheats when standing still in warm temps)
I think you'd want the flood and not the beam for seeing all your options. In a prior life I used to take the last run and the run out on the access roads with one of those early petzls ($50) with the largish flat rectangular batteries. It was plenty for the exit trails and stitching turns through the woods and meadows, but you'd probably want more to really open up with if there were rocks, etc. around.
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