- Jul 5, 2012
ah you mean the HM65R instead of the HM61R, they're about the same weight i see. Yes compromises, that's why fenis released both models at the same time, one cannot have all advantages of either model in 1 single light. Good to have a fair choice. i never tested the HM65R because i knew what i wanted/preferred, so i chose the HM61R. Imho this model sets the new reference in the 1x18650 L-angled headlamp category. At home/indoors I use it as handheld flashlight all the time; and i wouldn't do so if the headband was a nietcore or olight or zebralight headband. And i really enjoy the fun headband clamping/unclamping, when i need handsfree operation. Sometimes while wearing the headlamp on the head for handsfree operation (walking, orientation, moving, working), i'd spontaneously unclamp the light to deploy it differently, e.g. because maybe i'd need/want lighting of an object from a different perspective/direction (and i might use the tailcap magnet too in that instance). And then i'd clamp the light back "on my head" and continue with "headlight".I believe the HM65R ticks all the boxes.
Just beautiful. :kiss: (Of course, one can do such temporary clamping/unclamping with an Armytek Wizard Pro too)
i'm measuring 146g total (light+headband+battery), not sustainable for professional jogging haha. Yes the 2 internal magnets contribute to the weight. One could remove the tailcap magnet with the right kind of tool to uninstall the spring. The alu tailcap weighs ~11g. With the magnet uninstalled it would weigh ~3g, saving 8g (guesstimate doht quote me on that).147g total?!
Soon i'll post pictures of my 2 units.