Bike Camping Gear Made, Tested In America

Light & Motion Urban 800 Fast Charge

I’ve been using the Light & Motion Urban 800 Fast Charge ($150) for the past sixth months, and it’s become an everyday go-to. 800 lumens, waterproof, and 2.5 hours to a full charge make it a beast in the urban jungle. Read a full review here.

Light&Motion Urban 800 Fast Charge
Light & Motion Urban 800 Fast Charge

I figured I’d push the boundaries of its intended use by bringing it along for some bike camping, and it didn’t disappoint. On a single charge, it lit our path on Highway 1 as we wound along the coast, and functioned as a headlamp, strapped to my helmet each night in camp.

Light & Motion is a company that holds itself to a venerable standard. The 43-person team handles product design and manufacturing under one roof in their HQ in Marina, CA.

“Manufacturing in the US is integral to our core company values and mission,” says Daniel Emerson, CEO. “Building the product ourselves, in an integrated environment where the engineering, customer service, sales, and manufacturing staff work in sight of each other, provides product integrity.”

Light & Motion production
Light & Motion production

Light & Motion is also regarded as having some of the best customer service in the bike industry, with their promise to replace, repair, or upgrade for the life of any product.

 

-Patrick Murphy