Sofirn SP40 1200 Lumen Headlamp

This £35.99 headlamp set from Sofirn is not the cheapest around but it has a premium feel and build quality that the low-end rivals lack and if you need a professional level product then it is worth paying a little more for it.

In the small and distinctly downmarket box was the headband, flashlight, 18650 battery, charging cable, two O rings, 18350 battery tube adapter, and a small but worthwhile User Guide. Build quality seems first-rate with both the aluminum alloy torch and nylon headband having a robust and built to last feel to them. It is a pity that no storage case was included.

The L shaped torch slips easily but securely into the two fastening rings on the front of the headband and with easy access to the single large control button on the torch top. Short press the button to turn on and off, long press to cycle through the three light output levels, double click to activate turbo mode.

The 1200 Lumen flashlight is good and bright, and distinctly more powerful than would be expected from such a compact unit. The torch comes with a widely used 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery but included in the kit is a replacement body tube to allow the use of the smaller but almost as powerful 18350 battery (not included).

This is a high quality, rugged, and robust professional-level piece of kit well suited to outdoor sports, caving, biking, and other high impact activities as well as for fishing, cycling, and other less intense pursuits.

The Good
Powerful Torch
Easy To Use
High Build Quality
Comfortable Headband
Battery Choice Option

The Bad
No Storage Case
Cheaper Rivals Available

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