The RL6 does all the stuff you wish your headlamp did.
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The headlamp works great..
Don't buy the first reviewers three stars..he doesn't know what he's talking about...he is wearing the headlamp upside down which is why the light doesn't rotate enough.......the switch should be on the left and then the lamp points at the feet just fine..before he gives a mediocre review, he had better study it a little and maybe its he who has it backward. Turn it right side up The switch is on the left!
I also like the 4AA setup...many like my black diamond have the three AA which means usually a lost battery..or a poor case design like my princetec...but this seems rugged, i like the different beams..low is just right for tying a hook..high is too bright in a boat but great for the trail..
my next test is in the hard rain...so far, so good...i really like the light,,look for the good deals on the net.
Not bad, but not amazing
This is a solid, well built headlamp. The double battery packs on the strap help distribute the weight, but four AA batteries weighs a lot no matter how you look at it. Using lithium AAs (lighter, longer lasting) instead of alkalines or rechargeables makes a big difference. The light is bright and the adjustable settings are useful if you want to save battery power. The red led is not very bright. I would have liked it to be bright enough to see by, but it's really only good enough to see things that are close to your face, like a map or a compass, or that branch at face level that you didn't see until it was too late to avoid headbutting it. The only other negative comment I have about this headlamp is that the mount, though tiltable, does not tilt far enough down, so I have to position the thing way down on my forehead to get the right angle. Maybe it's the shape of my head or just my height (6'1"), but this seems like a make-or-break kind of design decision, and Brunton didn't quite make it. I'm keeping this headlamp for use around the house because it's good enough for that job and it seems to have good battery life, but I won't be taking it on any long night hikes or backpacking trips.
If you want a headlamp that's powerful but doesn't feel like a ton of bricks on your head, get this. Kudos on splitting the battery packs into two smaller boxes on either side of the head - eliminating the need for a third strap. Compact, lightweight, with a bright, adjustable beam - a sweet little package.
I see this does not tilt. Is the mount...
I see this does not tilt. Is the mount permanently tiled down or do you have to look downward constantly?
This light DOES tilt. It has a pivot and can be angled towards the ground.