on 25 January 2013
Bought the Mk7. It's about the width of my hand, light (80 odd grams) and a tad on the pricey side. However, you soon forget the outlay. 400 lumens from something so small and light - fantastic. It comes well packaged, the box is well designed and comprehensive. You get the light, a lanyard and Exposure's bespoke helmet fitting system, which is quite superb - Attach the lanyard to your lid, connect it to your light and then `snap' the light into the fitting. Seconds to sort and so easy to adjust, even on the fly. I've had a few lid torches and this one burns them all off as it's light and so easy (easy to take off for when you've got that puncture in the middle of the local wood). The build quality and feel is marvellous. The milled finish is something else.
It has 8 program settings, in which there are sub settings for brightness. It even has a program for Morse! SOS . . . / - - - / . . .
The run time on the brightest setting is 2 hours. It has always burnt longer though.
Is it for you? Yes, if you ride at night on a mountain bike and need a head torch. Nothing better. The beam pattern is circular with 3 concentric rings, the middle being very bright - a great lens. It has a great `throw' and would complimented by a `flood' light situated on your bars. It's so small and portable, it would also suit an every day carry or maybe for walking / running.
Downside? The £ hurdle you need to jump over. That's it.
on 31 December 2012
i owned the 2009 modal of this torch but lost it :( always loved it nothing else compared maglights dont hold a candle to this (excuse the pun) the batter lasts a very long time my olderone went through the washing machine and still worked finer after, this newer one seems a lot more scratch resistant than the older model as i keep it on a rop with me keys and knife and it hasnt scratched atall. anyway lots not make this an essay purley the best torch i have ever owned or seen working perfect for riding, late night walking camping or anything in the dark :P