They call it the Air because of its weight; it weighs damn near nothing when you hold it in your hands. The second thing you’ll notice right out of the box is the head strap. All the other headlamps that I own, all have an elastic stretchable strap that hold the lamp secure to your head. The UCO Air headlamp comes with what they call a precision fit adjustable strap by way of hook and loop.
I was a little leary at first thinking this was just going to constantly be moving on my head causing my to have to constantly adjust it; not the case after using it the first time. My first time out with the headlamp was for a 2 mile night run. Once I got the headlamp adjusted to my head there was not other micro adjustments needed throughout the run.
The light itself is adjustable downward which posed the only issue with running. The lamp kept creeping downward on me causing the beam of light to slowly but steadily go from being out in front of me to pointing to my feet. Other than that small critique the Air headlamp worked great for my evening run.
The intensity of the light is adjusted by rotating the head of the lamp similar to your old school maglite flashlights. This gives you a much more finer adjustment over the standard push button modes found on many headlamps.
Overall I’m impressed with the different features of the Air over others available on the market. I’ve not had this headlamp out in any inclement weather conditions, so I cannot speak to that as of this writing. If I comes across anything detrimental throughout my use of the Air headlamp I’ll be sure to add the updates to this article.
Description and specs (courtesy of UCO):
The AIR headlamp is one of the lightest, most comfortable options on the market. The Super Bright LED provides up to 150 lumens as well as a red night vision mode.
This budget friendly headlamp is powered by an internal, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which means you never have to buy batteries again. The Precision Fit strap is a highly adjustable, fully stitched neoprene strap that won’t slip, won’t constrict and won’t stretch out over time. Ideal for running, camping, hiking, or just hanging out at the fire with friends, the AIR will light your way on all your outdoor activities.
- Bright and ultra-lightweight headlamp
- Powered by an internal, rechargeable Li-Ion battery
- The Infinity Dial allows smooth adjustable brightness up to 150 lumens
- Soft, adjustable Precision Fit strap with hook & loop adjustment for a comfortable fit
- The Infinity Dial allows for white LED light or red night vision mode
- HEAD STRAP: Hook and Loop Adjustment
- LUMENS: Up to 150
- Beam Projection: 154′ on High
- BATTERY: 170 mAh Li-Ion Battery
- BATTERY LIFE:
- 48 mins on High
- 1.5 hours on Medium
- 5 hours on Low
- WATER RESISTANCE: IPX4
- WEIGHT w/ Batteries: 1.6 oz. (45 g)
- DIMS: 2.3 x .65 x 1.4 in (5.9 x 1.7 x 3.5 cm)
- PACKAGING: Peggable Box
- Charging Cable: Standard Micro-USB (not included)
- PART #: HL-AIR