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GoMotion FUSION Backpack Light

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9.7 oz | 100 lumens | $60 | www.gomotion.com

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Runners who don’t like wearing a clunky lamp on their heads might consider the FUSION Backpack Light. Essentially a headlamp for your hydration pack, the FUSION sits in the middle of the chest, attached to the straps of a backpack or race vest. It’s arguably more comfortable than wearing a headlamp of similar weight.

The FUSION stayed surprisingly secure, not sliding up and down the pack straps. The body’s natural lateral motion while running, however, made the beam swing back and forth, and, while the trail was lit constantly, the movement was distracting and less intuitive than a beam that moves along with the head.