‘Enough light for easy to medium running terrain plus a neat zoomable beam and USB-rechargeable battery all tick the boxes, but strange halo-effect beam can be distracting and it’s starting to look a little expensive.’
Outdoors Magic: Handy zoom, just about enough light, rechargeable battery, reasonable burn time, red light option, can be used with AAAs if needed, stepless dimming.
Outdoors Tragic: Lacks the raw power of something like the Nao+, odd halo effect is distracting and the beam is uneven.
Outdoors Grabbit? The German-designed SEO 7R has enough power and range for easy to medium terrain plus some neat features like the zoomable beam. Battery life is reasonable and you can always swap in some AAAs if the rechargeable lithium ion cell runs out. It’s light too and reasonably comfortable too. The beam pattern’s a little uneven though and the odd halo effect at some zoom settings is a tad distracting. Overall while it lacks the raw power of some rivals, it’s a decent torch for general trail running with some interesting and useful features.
220-lumen single main LED / stepless dimming from 220 lumens to 20 lumens / Rapid Focus zoomable lens technology / micro USB rechargeable lithium battery / AAA x 3 back-up facility / IPX6 water resistance to jets of water / battery life (claimed) MAX 20 hours – MIN 5 hours /