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Princeton Tec EOS

 
Princeton Tec EOS

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Princeton Tec EOS

Manufacturer: Princeton

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Page By: dpk

Created/Edited: Jun 2, 2007 / Jun 2, 2007

Object ID: 3321

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Product Description

The Princeton Tec EOS headlamp comes equipped with three convenient modes plus one emergency flashing mode. Constructed of durable plastic and includes a comfortable head strap (attached).

The weight-conscience backpacker's best friend.

Weight (w/ batteries) 3.56 ounces

Dimensions 2.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 inches

Features

Super bright LED - Focused Beam

Swivel Head for convenient aiming

3 brightness levels + 1 emergency flashing mode

Easy one button operation - even with gloves

Self contained batteries (3 AAA - included) means no wires or bulky battery packs to lug around
Great for ultra-light climbing and any activity where weight is a concern.

Water resistant up to 1 meter

Personal Observations

I bought mine at REI - Boulder, CO on the recommendation of the clerk and have not regretted the decision. Great around camp and on the trail and I am pleased with the performance. Even on moonless nights the high beam provides adequate illumination on the trail to prevent miss-steps.

I've never used it with a helmet but have found no problem adjusting it over a stocking / beany cap. Battery life is pretty good although I always carry an extra set in my pack. The lamp itself adjusts up and down and is easy to turn on/off even while wearing medium weight gloves.

In my opinion the headlamp itself does look a bit dorky on my head and lacks the 'cool factor' found in the bulkier battery pack units. However at less than $40 http:// and less than 4 oz you can't beat the function of this bad boy - never form over function in my opinion.

Bottom line - consider your needs. If you are looking for overall good quality with low weight and bright light, this might be the lamp for you.

Would love to hear if anyone has actually tested the water resistance of this lamp

Happy trails!

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Reviews

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tarolGood Headlamp

Voted 5/5

I owned it for a few months, I bought it as a replacement for my Princeton Tec Solo Headlamp. Unfortunately, it was stolen from me. But it was a nice headlamp, not too expensive, lightweight, very bright, and had a good battery life.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 6:13 pm

breagenLove it

Voted 5/5

I think it is an excellent lamp, you forget you are wearing it! Last a long time. I would buy another instantly if needed.
Posted Dec 2, 2007 10:17 pm

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