Ban­dit

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

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.

PROS:

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

CONS:

Com­pact de­sign means short run­time — only two hours at full out­put

Raised rub­ber switch can be ac­ti­vated in­ad­ver tently dur­ing stor­age.

CLAIMED MAX BRIGHT­NESS

180 lu­mens

CLAIMED MAX RUN­TIME

10 hours

WEIGHT WITH BAT­TER­IES

1.7 ounces (in­clud­ing pivot mount)

BAT­TERY TYPE

Recharge­able lithium-poly­mer

OUT­PUT MODES

White high or low, red high or low

MSRP

$35

URL

www.stream­light.com

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