When we first saw the Bandit at SHOT Show last year, we gave it high praise for its everything-you-need-and-nothing-you-don’t simplicity. Admittedly, this flood light isn’t what you need for alpine mountaineering or spotting far-off targets, but it does well for most other after-dark tasks. The light includes a slim head strap and a pivot mount that can clip to the brim of a ball cap. It’s also USB-rechargeable and can be stashed easily when not in use. Black- and yellow-bodied Bandit models only feature white output; coyote models feature either white/red or white/green. Considering that this light can be bought online for around $20, it offers outstanding value.
Small size and light weight make this a good candidate for a backup headlamp, but it’s also bright enough to be used as a primary.
Super-wide beam is ideal for cooking, map-reading, and other detailed tasks
Compact design means short runtime — only two hours at full output
Raised rubber switch can be activated inadver tently during storage.
CLAIMED MAX BRIGHTNESS
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WEIGHT WITH BATTERIES
1.7 ounces (including pivot mount)
White high or low, red high or low