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Product Review: SlapLit LED Band

SmarterTravel

What Is it: The SlapLit LED Slap Wrap, a slap bracelet type item with an LED illuminating function to keep you visible in the dark.

Price and Where to Buy: At the time of publication, the SlapLit was on sale on Amazon for $10.51. Also available on Nite Ize’s website for $11.99.

Pros:

  • Versatile design can be worn on your upper arm, wrist, ankle, bike handlebars, baby stroller, or pretty much anywhere else you need lighting
  • Comes with a battery and the battery is replaceable
  • LED light is extremely bright and the red color will make you standout to traffic if using it at night
  • LED light can be set to flash or a steady glow with the push of a button
  • Nylon fabric exterior is much more comfortable than a plastic slap bracelet
  • Fabric also features a reflective pattern for extra safety
  • Has a hole at the top, so you can hang the straightened wrap if you want to use it hands-free (maybe as a nightlight in your hotel room)

Cons:

  • Not waterproof, could be vulnerable to sweat or if you get caught in a rainstorm while using it

How it Rates:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. This is perfect for runners, walkers, bikers, or to use as a nightlight in an unfamiliar hotel room. Excellent to pack in case of an emergency.
  • Value: 10/10. At just over $10, this is a great deal (you’ll find similar products in running stores for much higher prices.)
  • Durability: 6/10. Would be better if this was waterproof.
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. You’ll be safer exercising with this, and isn’t that cool?

Final Verdict: Do you like to fit in a night run or bike ride when you travel? Want to be prepared in the event of an emergency? Then spend the $10 and toss this small item in your to-go bag.

(Photo: Nite Ize)

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

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