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Princeton TEC Vizz

£50

At 92g the Vizz is more ample than most, which is reflected in the size of the unit itself. The strap, however is as comfy and effective as any, which does compensate. There are the usual modes, ranging from a red light (the first you access, to preserve night vision) to a full 205 lumen white LED mode to a variable dimming mode, plus the option to lock the torch off completely when in transit or storage. The slick tilt is quiet and runs a full 90-degrees – and burn times for the 3xAAA batteries run up to a claimed 160hrs. Very good stuff. A slight niggle is that the battery compartment is accessible via the use of a flat-head screw; the edge of the plastic strap is suitable (and recommended for the purpose in the manual) but it’s not as simple as the clip mechanism on competing models. The rubberised main button is also slightly harder to activate in a gloved hand than many competitors. Overall it’s a perfectly viable option, but hampered by an unrealistic price tag.

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Review by Dan Aspel @danaspel