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Quit shining that headlamp in my face
posted Friday, April 17, 2009 by Yak @ 9:20 AM - 1 comments

The GoMotion concept is the brainchild of Jonathan Craig and Bob Hunnewell, a pair of Boston-based (props to my fellow Massholes) innovators that were simply not willing to shelve their running habits in the dark of a New England winter.

They were unsatisfied with the available choices of highway reflective vests and forehead-mounted mini lamps, so they went back to the drawing board.

The GoMotion Light first came to life when Craig - tired of wearing an uncomfortable and marginally effective headlamp for post-work runs - fashioned a then state-of-the-art incandescent lens onto a hand-carved wood chest plate and tied it to his torso using a rope harness.

Mounted over his chest for stability and minimal movement, Craig had created the foundation for a true outdoor innovation. The GoMotion product line is the result of a passion for the outdoors, a bit of ingenuity and problem solving, combined with the desire to be active outside within the constraints of today's busy schedules.

The patent-pending GoMotion Light with CoreBeam technology is designed from the start as a body-mounted light source. GoMotion lights incorporates a high-output, low-profile LED with multiple functions including adjustable beam angle, wide ranging beam width control, and three brightness level options; mounted in a comfortable and stable location on the body. GoMotion lights are attached to performance packs, vests, and belts made of breathable mesh & high-tech fabrics offering unparalleled comfort and flexibility.

The GoMotion line also includes a Sternum Light Kit that retrofits the GoMotion Light onto shoulder straps of existing packs. Additional performance features include blinking tail-lights and reflective trim.

Team Checkpoint Zero/Inov-8 will be putting the GoMotion through the ringer over the next few weeks and months. Stay tuned for a no-BS review of this intriguing new concept in personal lighting technology.

Next time you're racing in the dark and see a gaggle of dwarfs wearing headlamps coming at you that'll be us :-)

1 Comments:

Blogger List said...

Any reviews coming on this? I'd like to hear about the sternum LED kit. Just wondering how well it secures to the various backpacks on the market...

- JW

June 1, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

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