, Is the toggle clasp plastic instead of wire loop?
I read a couple reviews that said it breaks easily, upon first closure in some cases.
Good to know, I was near ready to pull the trigger on a new Storm 450. If it has same plastic crap I'm passing..
It had the same plastic GoPro case style clasp, this wire loop you can see is just a random blue paperclip I've bent to shape...
This is exactly how mine looked in the first three minutes:
I also read the reviews, and I was like, nah, that couldn't break that
easily, but as you close the battery compartment the waterproofing o-ring pushes the back of the unit a tiny bit back and when you try to close that very weak clasp it just snaps. If you ever closed a waterproof casing like on an action camera, you will be familiar with the reverse direction locking and the satisfying ka-chunk when it closes, well this one just breaks... You have to force the unit together and when there is no resistance you can close it. Very bad design.
On another note I believe the Storm 400 is newer unit if I'm right... no?
Anyhow, I also have an older Spot350, it's basically the same exact thing, only difference - other than the different closing mechanism - is that it only has a single colored LED ( it's red LED only instead of r-g-b ) and it's not compatible with the BD rechargeable battery.
If you really want the extra feature of the Storm, check out the STORM 500-R, but otherwise the SPOT350 is great headlamp, I really like mine, it has the whole-body locking as well, so it doesn't break.