Hope District Plus Rear Light review

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?

Cycling Weekly 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.

Reasons to buy
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    Great battery life

Reasons to avoid
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    External battery

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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

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.