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
Be fair Keep in mind commonsense limits for gear. Don’t expect a tarp to keep out the snow on Denali, or an ultralight rucksack to carry 50 pounds comfortably. Consider how the product performed during normal usage. Did it meet manufacturer claims? Fall short? Exceed them? More tips for a killer review »