The battery was just fine. But I was appalled by the shipping nonsense. First, the battery was $6.90, and the shipping was over $7. Then I understood why - a couple of days later the BOX arrived (see photo). "Whoa! What's this," I thought. After battling through the packing tape and the bubble wrap I eventually located the puny little watch battery in the bottom. As an outdoor based company, doesn't Backcountry.com have some sort of environmental conscience? Wouldn't an envelope be sufficient?