First Owner Review
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OWNER REVIEW: PETZL E+LITE
BY ARIC SWANGER
November 26, 2008
NAME: Aric Swanger
LOCATION: Raleigh, NC
HEIGHT: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
WEIGHT: 265 lb (120.00 kg)
I have been camping my whole life and started backpacking with my
son Joey, when he turned 9. We have been backpacking in Spring and
Fall mostly but we are going to start camping in the winter. Cold
weather is my favorite, I hope he likes it too. We live in central
North Carolina so we have mountains, flatland and beach all with in a
3 hour drive. We like to keep our packs under 35lbs but hope to start
adopting some ultralight techniques and gear.
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Year of Manufacture: 2007
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Listed Weight: ?? oz (?? g).95oz (27b)
I bought 2 of these from REI, one for my son, Joey, and one for
myself. We have used them on a couple of backpacking trips, a couple
of car camping trips and his first Boy Scout camping trip.
When backpacking we typically like to set up camp before it gets
dark, so the only thing we used the Petzl for was in tent lighting.
This light can be taken off the headband and used on the flat base as
an independent light. We currently use a REI 3 man tent that has all
kinds of things overhead to attach a light to, so we just will hang
the light from one of those. It works great as a tent light. If you
have to wake up in the middle of the night and need a light it is
real easy to feel the switch. When car camping with the whole family
I always keep it in my sleeping bag with me, just in case I need a
light in the middle of the night. The last time we used these lights
was on Joey's first Boy Scout camping trip. When we arrived it was
dark and raining. After putting on the pack covers, we put on our
Petzls. The high setting was plenty of light to walk on the trail and
set up our tent. We also used them in the morning( eleven year old
Scouts will wake you up before sunrise).
This is a great little light. It doesn't take up a lot of room. It
provides plenty of light for short walks in the dark, around camp and
in the tent. It hardly weighs anything.
THINGS I LIKE
neat little carrying case
can clip on to the brim of a hat
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
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