What a great idea – a bike light that also doubles as a torch! Let’s talk about the light/torch itself first. Taking 3 AAA batteries it’s all metal and incredibly sturdy, as well as well made. The end if unscrewed to access the battery compartment and, on the end of this, is a rubber button for switching the light on and the different settings – full brightness, half brightness and flashing. Needless to say it’s bright! Pull the front of the torch from the rear and it expands/contracts, allowing you to vary the distance of the beam. A wrist strap on the end complete what you’d expect as a bright, well made torch.
But, slide it in the included holder, which can be attached via some simple thumb screws to your bike frame, and it’s converted to a bike light. Rubber inserts ensure that it doesn’t damage your frame too.
Also included is a simple, but effective, rear light. Encased in a soft rubber, it’s wrapped around your rear frame. Press the top to switch it on and then flick between a flashing and solid light. The only thing that lets this down is that it uses a button cell battery, which can be expensive to replace regularly.
The whole thing come in a nice box, with a simple foam insert to hold everything in place. A leaflet is included but, sadly, no instructions. It’s not too hard to work out but something would have been nice.
So, the price is competitive and the quality is fantastic. Apart from the battery issue with the rear light and the lack of instructions, I couldn’t find any issues and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone. Oh, and to top it off, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Disclosure of gift - I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.