Xtar comes in to save the day, showing once again that headlamps are a little slice of heaven when they are truly needed. The trick is making sure you have them on hand when that time comes.
Let’s try and mix things up a little bit. Here’s a video intro and quick look at the Xtar VC4 Battery Charger.
Last time I was conscripted to review a bike light, it was January. Thankfully, the temperatures were well into the 40’s or 50’s F, even after dark. This time however, despite being late March when I started it, the temperatures have had highs of the low 30’s to even as bad as the upper teens. This definitely changes the dynamic of how much time is spent actually on wheels.
Headlamps have never been my forte. I don’t know if it’s a convoluted sense of style, or something more pragmatic, but I haven’t ever been a huge fan. That being said, in terms of sheer usefulness, their capabilities are inarguable.
USB charging seems to be one of the fastest growing buzzword features in flashlights. Does Xtar add anything into the mix that backs up the gadgetry with gear level quality?