What to write?
Not sure what to write? Consider these things when reviewing lights:
Range: How far can you see?
Beam & Brightness: Is the beam focused or diffuse? Wide or pinpoint?
Burn Time: How long does it last on a full charge? At different settings?
Power Source: How long to fully charge, replace batteries?
Ease of Use: How easy, intuitive to operate? Do parts and features work as expected? Consistently?
Weather: How do batteries handle cold? How does a waterproof or water-resistant light fare in rain or snow?
Features: Any noteworthy features, designs, technology? Do they live up to expectations?
Modes: How useful are modes and settings for different outdoor uses?
Construction & Durability: Is it well made? How has it held up?
Conditions: Where, when, and how long have you used it?
Best For: Who would you recommend to? For what, where, when? Emergency beacon? Reading in tent?
Make it a Killer Review
Include yourself Backcountry enthusiasts come in a range of sizes, styles, and experiences. Readers want to know who you are and how you use your gear. Is this your first backpacking tent, or are you a veteran AT thru-hiker? Do you tend toward ultralight trekking, or do you happily hump 50-pound loads of creature comforts? More tips for a killer review »