Cousin Pete handed me one of these a couple weeks ago after I admired his while surfcasting for striped bass one night in early October. He had his clipped to the brim of his baseball hat and I had to express my lust for one.
The engineering on this is superb. It is very heavy, uses a 3v Lithium battery (camera size), and the best part is the “pocket” clip — or hat clip. Snap this onto the brim of a hat, hit the on-off button, and where you look there is light. This came in handy last weekend during the ski-house work weekend. A couple years ago my buddy Charlie and I were on the roof as the sun set, trying to screw down some metal panels by the light of my Treo 650. That was not fun. This year, Charlie and I were able to inspect our paint job by the light of the Surefire.
“Ultra compact (finger length) incandescent flashlight for everyday carry and general use. Puts out a smooth, brilliant beam as bright as a big two D-cell flashlight. Light enough to clip to hat brim for hands-free operation. Small size, light weight, and long runtime also make it perfect for travel.”
I am a total sucker for mini gadgets. This one rules.