As darkness comes sooner to southwest Montana, but temps remain (relatively) warm, a bike light becomes an essential item—for everything from in-town commuting to post-work trail rides. There’s no shortage of lights out there, but I like the Urban 350 Obsidian Stout by Light & Motion. Why? Because it’s lightweight, streamlined (read: unobtrusive), and affordable, mainly, but also because of the simple quick-release mount.
No more complicated mounting process, or leaving a mountain bracket on my bike all the time. This puppy straps on and off quickly, yet holds tight on bumps, which means I can stash it in my pack or pocket until I need it. What’s more, the controls are intuitive and the entire light is waterproof.