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Panther Vision “Powercap EXP 100”

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Powercap EXP 100

Make & Model

Brand:
Panthervision
Model:
Powercap EXP 100
MSRP ($):
49.99

The Panther Vision "Powercap EXP 100” headlamp has the power to light up the night and the comfort to wear all day. Kayak anglers will appreciate the 6 LED’s while night fishing or those dark mornings at the launch. Weather bow fishing from you kayak at night or tying rigs in the wee hours of the morning, the Powercap EXP 100 by Panther Vision will help illuminate the night.

 

 

Features:

  • 60 Lumens
  • 3 way switch
  • Two 3mm LED's
  • 3 AAA batteries are included

Specs:

  • Material: 60% Cotton/40% Polyester Microfiber
  • Logo: POWERCAP logo on front and "XP100" on side panel
  • Closure: Velcro strap
  • # of LED's: 6
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Light Output: 60 Lumens
  • Battery type: AAA
  • # of Batteries: 3
  • Battery Life: 117 Hours

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Power Cap EXP 100 Review

The Power Cap EXP 100 Headlamp is a product of panthervision.com. This headlamp baseball style cap has six LEDs; four – 5mm narrow-angled LED spotlights for distance lighting out to about 100 feet and two – 3mm wide-angled LED floodlights for close range task to about 35 feet.

When wearing the Power Cap EXP 100 Headlamp is very comfortable. I don’t even notice the battery pack that is attached to the adjustable head band. The battery pack contains three AAA alkaline batteries. The cap also features a battery saver feature that turns off the lights after 15 minutes of inactivity. Also the wiring from the bill switch to the battery pack runs under the inside brim band is not noticeable when wearing the cap.

The switch to operate the EXP 100 is located under the cap bill on the left had side right where the Power Cap logo is embroidered. The first click turns on the floodlights that are rated at 12 lumens and estimated to have a battery life of 115 hours. The second click operates the spotlights rated at 60 lumens and with a battery life of 102 hours. Pressing the switch for the third time operates all six LEDs rated at 46 lumens. When all six LEDs are operating the battery life is expected to be 65 hours.

The one feature that I’m not too excited about the access of the battery pack to replace the batteries. To open the battery pack you have to peel the two plastic tabs. Then the cover is only a slip on rubber back. The rubber backing will not enclose the battery pack. You will need to place the clear plastic box that surrounds the battery pack and press the two tabs that consist of double sided tape to fully protect the batteries. My concern is that eventually the double sided tape will wear out and not fully protect the batteries or prevent them from falling out of the battery pack.

I have used this cap for the early mornings at the Jacksonville Classic and three of the IFA Events that I have participated in for setting up my Big Tuna and the fishing gear that I would be using. Other then my concern with the double sided tape for securing the batteries in the battery pack, I have found this headlight cap comfortable to wear while paddling in the early mornings. When the sun comes up and I need to wear my Tilley hat, storage of the Power Cap EXP 100 is no problem. I just place the cap in the pouch behind my Jackson Elite Seat.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Very comforable to wear
Cons:
The double sides tape that secures that batteries
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