Chest Light

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Oct 2015
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Unity
I'm considering buying a chest light. I can only find Kalenji at Decathlon. Does any Fetchie use this? How good/bad is it? Also, I see that it has a rear light and battery - can these be moved? I often run with a rucksack at night.
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Oct 2015
1:10pm, 18 Oct 2015
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.B.
I seem to recall that V-rap has one
Oct 2015
2:08pm, 18 Oct 2015
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F ing Fleecy
I think Rosehip has one? Might have imagined that though!
Oct 2015
2:22pm, 18 Oct 2015
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Night-owl
As for your rucksack i'm sure i've seen ones albeit in a bike shop that you can clip onto a rucksack, though that was a long time ago
Oct 2015
3:18pm, 18 Oct 2015
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hellen
I have one, it's ok only used a few times
Can wear it over rucksack
Oct 2015
3:55pm, 18 Oct 2015
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oi you
I have one. Once properly adjusted I find it less distracting than a headlight.

It's very bright but not a tightly focussed beam, so provides good general lighting. There's also a flashing red LED on the battery pack.

I've used it on poorly lit street and around the playing fields at the club, and it's fine in both those settings.

I've not run with it in the real dark, out in the countryside for example, but I'd suspect it would be fine there too.
There may be enough adjustment in the straps to enable it to fit over a backpack, but I've not tried it, and it may be a bit uncomfortable.
Oct 2015
4:47pm, 18 Oct 2015
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Unity
Thank you all for your help
Oct 2015
2:22pm, 20 Oct 2015
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kmonty
I've just bought one, arrived today! Not tried it for real, ran up and down my landing in the dark- seemed ok, adjustable straps good. Feels comfy, very bright. I'm hoping it will stop me tripping over- dodgy eyes in the dark!
There is a review here: ukrunchat.co.uk
Nov 2020
1:56pm, 6 Nov 2020
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Nelly
This is an old thread... does anybody have any more recent experience of running with a chest light, and/or recommendations? Thanks.
Nov 2020
2:28pm, 6 Nov 2020
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SteveCRunner
I can't give personal experience but I notice that Flipbelt has released one that fits into their belt making it a waist light. I can imagine this might work better than a chest light, avoiding body sway, but I haven't looked for a review or experience yet.

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