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It’s Wednesday, but it’s Friday! I’ve been singing Christmas songs all day long. It’s a happy time around the house and around the office. I’m a couple of pounds up, thanks to less running and more cookies (thank you, Brooke).
This month, I had the opportunity to try out the Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist light from Nathan. Lights are kind of a big deal this time of year, since the sun takes a break at around 5pm and doesn’t come up until I don’t know when. I’ve used headlights and lights that you carry, but never a light that straps to your chest or waist. Here are the parts of the Fire 250 RX that I was excited about:
- USB chargeability! No need to worry about batteries.
- Light can be removed from the included strap and clipped to lots of things.
- UP to 250 Lumens of LED is plenty bright.
- Beam is adjustable to see EXACTLY where you want to see.
The first time that I took my Nathan out for a run was kind of a disaster. This was completely on me. The strap is your typical strap with no bells or whistles. I really didn’t do a very good job of adjusting it AT ALL. I just kind of threw it on and ran. It started out as a chest light, but worked its way down to my stomach. It was a bit bouncy too, which made the run interesting for sure! It didn’t quite stop at my stomach and made its way down to my hips and basically became a crotch light. Alissa, Bethany and I did get quite a laugh out of that. I learned my lesson the 2nd time I took it out by adjusting the strap BEFORE going out for the run.
I think I prefer the light at my waist as opposed to my chest, although it’s fun to pretend to be Ironman.
The Luna Fire 250 RX has several modes of light which can be toggled at the push of a button. Speaking of that, the button is a little hard to push and that’s something to keep in mind. I prefer that actually, since I’ve had headlights that turn on in my bag and run their own batteries out. This one won’t turn on by accident, that’s for sure.
Several other reviewers liked to ditch the strap and clip theirs to whatever they normally carry for a belt or even to their clothes. I could end up going that route as well.
All in all, I’m a fan of the Fire 250 RX and will likely be using it fairly often. It’s plenty bright and the ability to recharge with USB is very convenient. It really is nice to not have something on my head and to not have to carry anything.
I’m always happy to review gear and help my fellow runners find what they are looking for to improve the quality of their runs. I try to be thorough without being too boring, but if there’s any detail that you want or any questions that you have, I’m happy to answer. Feel free to give me a shout!
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