I like the fact that the head lamp is detachable from the head strap. This makes washing the head strap very convenient without fear of water logging the lamp. The lamp itself throws out a lot of light while not getting too hot.
Excellent headlamp for running . Easy to use
Pros of the headlamp are the price, Halo effect on the headlamp to be visible to other users and the sheer power it can produce. Perhaps the biggest negative is the FL1 setting that automatically dims the headlamp without prompting, which is really annoying when on the trails (and needs to be turned off via Modemaker App). Also, I think the headlamp could have fewer options, i.e. be simpler, and still be a better headlamp (less is more, especially when you're super tired and don't want to be fiddling around to find the right setting). I understand the Modemaker App, but the fact this even required perhaps suggests it's a bit too complicated
Buttons are hard to press. So many settings it becomes confusing. It's great once you have it to where you want it but getting to that is not intuitive at all.
Hi Jennifer, thanks for the feedback & we hear you, the modes can take a little getting used to. However, a key feature of Bilby 400 is that it's compatible with Knog's Modemaker App (download from our website). Using the app, you can program the Bilby modes from home. Chose those you want, and nothing more. You could strip it right back to one mode if you'd like. It really is a game changer if you want simplicity. With regard to the buttons, these shouldn't be noticeably hard to press - there could be an issue there. These things happen from time to time with electronics. If it's driving you nuts, we offer a 30 day free returns policy & a 2 year product warranty - so get in touch with our customer service team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll help you out.
This is an excellent running head torch option. It stays on securely and is not bulky at all. They customisable options are very handy which makes operation very easily.