Rating: 5 / 5
Hi folks, after reading so many useful and informative reviews on this site i thought i'd better throw in my 10 cents worth. BTW thanks for all the reviews, although i've just made myself a member some of the information on this site has been first class and i always check hear before buying anything.
- The Pak-Lite
Although the battery is exposed to the elements, surprisingly to me, this doesn't matter, i've learnt just how robust batteries are after owning one of these. I like to think that my light source is in no danger of failing, thats why the Pak-Lite is my top choice. A single battery will last you for many many trips out without worry, the leds last for around 2 human life times, and the thing itself, although very small is extremely well built, even the switch on it has been tested rigoursly (forget the amount of on - offs) but i believe they import them from Japan, they feel good, inclined switch, not a button, hard to accidentaly switch on.
Like others have said, they glow in the dark and give of more than enough light.
The weight comes down to what battery you use. Lithium is half the weight of alkaline and lasts twice as long so worth the extra pennies.
Although the pak-lite website does have some nice accessies i cant get hold of any here in the uk so ive fanshioned my own. I use a head band from another torch company designed more for AA not V9 size torch, but it squeezes in and is in no danger of falling out, Velcro can be brought anywhere, i got a load of it at the market for a couple of £ though i still tend to just duct tape it where i want it (lazy).
In short, i know there are lighter alternatives, but your talking about your torch hear and you need to be able to rely on it in emergencies. The weight comes from the V9 battery which gives it a Humugous burn time.
My only negative thing to say is the switch can be hard to use wearing gloves, although its hard to see a way round it.