Primus PrimeLite CA

A very lightweight headtorch with the batteries packed directly behind the bulbs on the unit that sits on the forehead. There are two buttons to control the 4 power settings, which include a red light setting to prevent the user’s night vision from being compromised. The range of light output is ideal for general walking and camping. The torch tilts and has a ratchet locking moulding to keep it in place. But the batteries don’t fit as neatly into the battery case as some others, which could be troublesome if you’re cold, wet and tired. The unit is not quite as comfortable or as stable as those with a rear battery pack and top-of-head strap. The tilt mechanism does not feel as secure as some others. Like many there is no power remaining indicator either.

Vital stats
Bulbs 1 x 1 watt LED, 4 x LED, 2 x red LED
Batteries 3 x AAA
Max burn time 100 hours
Weight with batteries 102g
Made in China

Verdict A good headtorch for walkers and campers, but some features are not as good as those found on other torches.