I have owned one of these since 2004, and still today it performs like I just brought it home from the store. It has been through 3 tours in Iraq, all over South America, Europe, and SW Asia.....it has taken one hell of a beating and it still wants nothing more than new AAA's to keep running. I will soon have to replace it just for the fact that the headband is wore out from all the hard use it has seen. I would highly recommend this headlamp to anyone that wants to use it for anything from walking your dog to mountaineering. Nothing compares
I would like to make an edition to my last review. I recently did 2 things to this headlamp, and both I though would end it forever.
1- I was in Sicily last month, and while swimming in the Medeterranian I dropped in between 2 rocks and into the saltwater, took it back to the hotel, flushed it out, let it dry.....back in service.
2- full cycle through the wash, full cycle through the dryer. Didn't even need batteries, works perfect, used it the entire next night.
I love these things