APPLICATION TO TEST Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp - Erich Roetz
- Application to test Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp
Please accept my application to test the Princeton Tec Fuel
Headlamp. I have read The BackpackGearTest.org Bylaws v. 0609, the
appendices, and the Survival Guide. My tester agreement was mailed
on November 14, 2007. I agree to comply with requirements as outlined
in the Bylaws.
NAME: Erich Roetz
EMAIL: eroetz93 at yahoo dot com
LOCATION: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
HEIGHT: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
WEIGHT: 170 lb (77.10 kg)
Backpacking Background: I started backpacking when I was Boy Scout
over 27 years ago. I do mostly medium weight backpacking but I am
doing more lightweight backpacking now that my son is a Scout. We
camp one weekend a month all year round in temperatures from very hot
(Virginia summers of 100 F/38 C) to very cold (Pennsylvania winters -
below freezing) from sea level to about 2000 ft (610 meters)
If I am chosen to test Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp, I will test them
in three separate locations: Virginia Beach, Virginia in December;
Surry, Virginia in January; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in
The average temperatures for the locations on these dates are:
Virginia Beach, VA December 54 36 F (12 2 C)
Surry, VA January 50 30 F (10 - -1 C)
Valley Forge, PA February 48 20 F ( 9 - -7 C)
During my test periods, I will be out for two or three nights each.
My order of color preference would be as follows:
Black / Charcoal
Green / Charcoal
Is it easy to turn on? How easy is it to turn on and change modes?
Is it easy to use with gloves on? Does the ratchet allow for easy
rotation? Does it allow the beam to be directed properly?
Is it bright enough? Is it too bright to read? Are each of the
modes useful? Can the Emergency mode be seen easily?
Does it last 160 hours? How long do the batteries last in each mode?
Comfort and fit:
How does the strap feel in the heat? How does it feel when it gets
wet? Does it chafe? How adjustable is the strap? Can I wear it
I will start by testing the battery length in each mode measuring the
illumination distance. Next, I will use this on the next three
outing listed above. If the weather doesn't wet me down, I'll wet
the strap down. I'll take it on two night hikes.
Owner reviews can be found here:
Current Test Series:
Other Pending Applications:
Peak Camp 'n Trail Food products
I would like to thank you and Princeton Tec for your consideration,