I get that but I've had to use it before, and it actually worked really well. I have a otter box defender clip and I turned it on and clipped it to my chest strap and it was perfect. Full charge will last a long time. Hands free visibility in a pinchNot sure I would really count that as a flashlight in this situation. Around the house sure but would not want to count on that in the backcountry if I had a headlamp go down and truly needed a real light to pack out or hike back to camp.
I just went from petzel to BD on headlamps (storm 400) and I am sold on their headlamps I think but curious to see what you think of the coast one.I just now bought a couple coast flashlights(polysteel 200 & 1000) and their new headlamp(XPH30R) as my BD was starting to show its age and I didn't have any backups. The polysteel 1000 will stay at the house, but if it fits the job, the 200 may find a new home in my pack as my backup light. I'll let you know how I like them.
That’s a good point, you might have just convinced me to add one of my flashlights to my pack.I carry a headlamp, a flashlight and spare batteries for both.
I use the headlamp 99% of the time. That being said, I have a very hard time looking for blood after dark with nothing but a headlamp, for that reason alone, I carry a pretty bright flashlight, just in case I have to trail something after dark. I've used it once so far and was pretty glad I had it...