Hope do provide extra special pieces of kit that work thoroughly well, though is a rear light with an external battery a little overkill at £95?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 7

District Plus Rear Light

Pros:

  • Bright
  • Powerful
  • Great battery life

Cons:

  • Price
  • External battery

Product:

Hope District Plus Rear Light

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£95.00
This product is featured in: Buyer’s guide to rear lights.

We rated Hope’s R4 front light for its overall design, power and usability giving you a one light that does all for on and off road. Thankfully, in terms of build quality and design it seems to have transferred across to the District Plus rear light too.

With an inner plastic shim the mount allows you to tilt to adjust beam direction

With an inner plastic shim the mount allows you to tilt to adjust beam direction

Fixed by a similar Bayonet mount seen on the R4, which is a simple push and twist quick release that allows you to attach and remove the light easily from the tool mounted clamp. The mount itself sits on the seatpost (aero seatpost options available too) and allows for tilt adjustment upon an inner plastic shim.

The simple QR Bayonet seatpost mount is robust and easy to use

The simple QR Bayonet seatpost mount is robust and easy to use

Six modes separated by three static and three flash beams cover all safety needs at the back. Good battery life ranging from 15 hours with a 135 max lumen output on constant to 20 hours on a simple flash mode.

Hope’s District Plus rear light is supplied with the two-cell battery or if used with a Hope front light, can be split (via a cable splitter sold separately with the four-cell battery.

Verdict

The pulsing modes seem to work best eliminating any black out moments, with the rapid pulse action being brilliantly eye catching. Without doubt this is a great light that gives more than enough power to be seen from behind, but at £95 we think it maybe a little overkill, especially when you can buy simple, smaller and cheaper rear lights that are just as powerful and work just as well.

Details

Contact:www.hopetech.com
Lumens:135
Run time:15 - 20 hours