User Review: Princeton Tec Quad
Price Paid: I forget
I have a buzillion headlamps and use them all for one thing or another (except that new one I got that we won't mention here). My super duper one is the Princeton Tec Apex. It has a beam plus flood settings. It's also overkill for many of my headlamp needs so when I want something light (in weight) easy (to use functions) and bright I seem to be grabbing my quad the most.
The buttons are easy to press and the actuation sure and snappy.
There are 3 brightness settings plus a flash setting.
No battery pack. Makes it light and easy to wear.
The amazing thing is how bright the thing is, esp when you consider it has not battery pack, just 3 AAA batteries. Another cool thing is how easy it is to change the batteries. Some of mine, like my Petzl tikka plus, you have to mash an indentation to open it, then hold the batteries in while you try to like the housing up to close. Not a big deal really but the quad has a nice little screw. It really feels like a quality light that costs much more.
This headlamp does not have a penetrating beam led like some but the beam is bright enough for tasks like hiking, trailing game, or even working in the yard at night. My Apex is brighter but the Quad is lighter and more comfortable to wear, and almost as bright as the apex flood beams, that I just seem to grab it the most.
All in all a good value for the money.