RAW PRO

Yachting Monthly - - TESTED -

Head torches are an es­sen­tial piece of kit on board but they of­ten come with large, in­con­ve­nient bat­tery packs. No such prob­lem with the tiny RAW Pro from Ex­po­sure. Weigh­ing just 65g (in­clud­ing the head strap), it might look small but it packs a mighty punch at full power. It is also com­fort­able to wear and feels more like a sweat­band than a head torch, which is a boon over the course of a night watch. The band for the torch is slim enough to be worn un­der a hat and the Velcro makes it easy and quick to ad­just.

A great fea­ture is that it al­ways starts on it’s low­est power set­ting when you switch it on. A short press will switch on the red light, while a longer press switches on the white light. Fur­ther presses tog­gle the light from low to medium to high bright­ness and back to low again, while the power but­ton il­lu­mi­nates from green to or­ange to red to in­di­cate the power. The light also has a glow in the dark ring to help you find it at night when you are not wear­ing it.

The 700mah lithium-ion bat­tery is ro­bust enough to last for a weekend away, but, as with all recharge­ables, it needs to be kept charged (via the pro­vided USB lead), lest you have to wait for a full three-hour recharge to have light again. ex­po­sure­lights.com

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