I was sent a Zephyr Fire 100 from Nathan Sports to try out because last month was National Running Safety Month. But December… that’s where the real danger comes in! The days are shorter and we have less daylight for running!
Okay, the increased danger factor isn’t a real statistic, but it’s definitely dark out there!
The hand torch is made with an angled beam so it can illuminate your path effectively and the hand strap makes carrying it effortless in either hand. There is a white light in the front and a rear LED red light. It even comes with an onboard emergency siren.
It’s definitely bright. You have to hold in the button to turn the light on, so it isn’t a super quick on/off. That one detail seems like it could have been implemented a little better, but overall it’s a handy light.
The device is approved by the Ragnar Relay series, so you could use it to meet your illumination requirements for those races (along with your reflective vest!).
The device charges via USB and can charge from completely drained to full in about 6 hours. The light will glow for 5 hours on high beam, 7 hours in low and all the way up to 15 hours in a strobe mode. (Although, I hope I’m never running for 15 hours in the dark with just a strobe light to keep me company!)
I made a little video so you can see the light and hear the siren. My dog hates the siren.
I’ve got one Zephyr Fire 100 to giveaway as well. So enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and I’ll select a winner in a week.
Disclaimer: I was sent a torch for free to review. Opinions here are always my own. Nathan Sports provided me with an additional torch that I will mail to the winner. (Unless the winner is local to Las Vegas, in which case I may hand-deliver it!)