I've had one like this (zipka plus, looks equivalent to this zipka 2) since 2007 and it is awesome. It's easy on batteries, but for real, the LEDs work great. I have a surefire E2L, and compared to that, I was very impressed by how bright the zipka is. I wouldn't even be surprised if the new ones are better. What really makes this headlamp though is the strap. I love being able to throw it my pocket super easily, put it on my head, or around anything really. I'm stoked on this light, and can't see myself going back to normal strappy headlamps except for the most serious of conditions. Also, if you've got short hair the strap will basically disappear. And the strap has proven to durable! That is all.