Review of Princeton Tec Scout Headlamp
By Matt Smith
Anyone who has ever used a headlamp can attest to the fact that once you do, you'll never go back to a flashlight again. The freedom enjoyed by having both hands free and unencumbered is priceless. With the growing popularity of headlamps, there is one designed for almost every activity.
The Scout is small, light, waterproof, and with LED technology for all practical purposes lasts forever. The two small LEDs can be operated at high, medium, and low, as well as fast flashing and slow flashing.
I have used the Scout in so many ways it is hard to remember. I have used it to set up camp because it is small enough to fit in my pocket when I leave. I have used it to light the trail on pre-dawn approaches. I have used it when running at night near my home to make me more visible to traffic. I have used it under the kitchen sink doing home repairs. The light is adequate for most tasks including trail hiking in the dark.
I would recommend the scout for anyone. It is inexpensive at under $20 online, can fit in any pack for emergencies, and with several hundred hours (max) battery life, you can always count on it to get you through the night.
Summary: Barring extremely technical activities, this light can be used in pretty much any application. It would make a great stocking stuffer, or a gift for young and old alike. I can honestly say "I use this all the time!". In fact I used it last night to track down my son's pacifier without waking his sibling sleeping in the same bed.
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Matt Smith is the canyoneering specialist at GearReview.com, and dislikes finding fish and other such oddities in his sleeping bag.