Detour: confidence to go that extra mile
It’s time to bring the power of your cars headlight to your bike, free from wires and clumsy mounting.
An incredible industry leading cutoff beam pattern designed by automotive light experts prevents you from blinding oncoming pedestrians, fellow bikers and drivers. Providing you with a higher degree of safety, as well as a more enjoyable riding experience.
This is the game changer. Not only did we bring the automotive grade cutoff beam pattern to your handlebars, we took it a step further by precisely controlling how much light leaves the light and hits the ground from the front of your tire all the way up to where you are looking. When you read "it's like riding in daylight" this is why.
Not only are we the only USA-based manufacture of cutoff (also referred to as STVzO) beam pattern bike lights, we also made sure the light has unreal width to light up the ditches and keep the spooky things away.
Rock Solid Mounting
A good light isn’t so good if
it’s bouncing up and down on the bars all the time. That’s why we made a bolt-on clamp mount for Detour so it’s solidly locked to the bar, With a simple shim it adapts from 35mm to 31.8mm handlebars and the beam won’t shake around like lights with rubber strap mounts do.
We adapted an established
camera tripod mount concept then miniaturized it for slick snap-in installation with a ramped-cam that always takes up the slack as it wears, so you never have a rattly interface, and an easy one-handed quick-release process to pop the Detour off post-ride and toss in your pocket.
Simple User Interface
Few people read instruction manuals, even fewer want to, we keep our lights dead simple so that you don’t need an advanced degree to remember some complicated sequence of button presses to get to the mode you want.
Detour’s soft-touch overmolded top shell has a single, large button right in the middle that’s easy to feel through a thick winter glove in the dark, with four green indicators to clearly convey mode and battery status without the need for a decoder.
Four simple modes cover the majority of use cases from set-it-and-forget-it long training rides to solid output for that quick commute home – Adaptive / High / Medium / Low – and no SOS or seizure inducing strobes stuck in between.
Several pulse and strobe modes are available from off. Super easy to remember!
We like to keep our lights simple on the outside for the user, but that doesn’t mean we’re skimping on the guts inside. The constant-current driver maintains rock solid regulation through the Cree XD16 LEDs over the entire voltage range of the genuine Samsung 21700 cell with a unique battery monitoring algorithm to give you accurate feedback without interruption.
Complete with fast QC 3.0 USB-C charging and Pass-Thru capability to boot, we engineer the electronics to maximize efficiency and runtime while minimizing charge times, all without any proprietary connectors that could leave you stranded.
When you pick up this light you might be suprised to not feel any metal. Plastic?! Must be something we used to be cheap isn't it? Far from it.
This material we use is an incredibly cool (ha) engineered resin that is not only very durable, but also conducts heat. This has been a very challenging engineering development project to bring to market, being one of the first to bring this thermally conductive plastic to bike lights.
We made sure that it can handle the intense heat of the LED's through lots of engineering simulation, then prototypes and finally lots of small tweaks to dial things in. The result is a lightweight, durable, and thermally balanced light housing.
Industry-Best Customer Support
Designed & Assembled in Chicago, IL
It’s probably the best mtb lights in the market right now, I had one too many lights, im obsessed with them since I was a kid, this one really made me smile, the longevity of the battery and how stable the mount is just so good. Customer service is awesome too, got my lights a little late due to the courier but they took care of me too. These guys are awesome!
This is a superior product in every way - beam pattern, adjustable beam intensity, battery life, low profile, dependable attachment to the helmet, ease of use, and it seems pretty rugged, too! I really like that I can adjust the brightness/intensity while riding to accommodate terrain and vegetation changes as they occur. It lets me easily spot wildlife (like skunks) in plenty of time to respond appropriately. I am no longer overdriving my light at night, since it’s got plenty of power. And the beam pattern is a critical component of all this; there are lots of bright lights out there, but their beams aren’t putting the light where it’s needed. It’s obvious that your staff has done their homework in figuring out what it takes to build a great helmet light. Thanks for a well-engineered product!
If your bike has cables, you probably want this. I really like both the handlebar mount and the underside (GoPro style) mounts, but you're probably going to have cables pass in front of the beam no matter which mount or which bike you use it on. Almost definitely if you use the GoPro style mount under a computer mount. Maybe someday they will include this mount in the package. Until then, add it to the cart.
Works great, not to heavy, easy to mount(with the right helmet), perfect wide beam
Just ran these lights to a 2nd finish in a solo 24 hour race. I did my first 24 hour race 19 years ago and this was the first time my lights were not a concern. As advertised they burned bright all night off one external battery pack! Amazing light pattern plenty bright. Tons off runtime, real home run product.
These lights are incredibly well thought out and provide excellent illumination. I have no trouble hitting difficult trails, both known and new, using just the light provided by my Outbound Hangover and Evo lights. The Customer service is incredibly helpful and responsive. If you're looking to ride after dark without it being a big deal I strongly recommended picking these up!
Works great on my helmet. I Love it!
I can't believe that I'd be at a stage where I think spending this kind of cast would be worth it for bike lights, but it absolutely is. I am starting to ride evenings (after my kids are in bed) and these lights make it an option. No reservations these things are great and the team at Outbound lighting has been really responsive and helpful with the few questions I had.
Totally worth every penny.
Love the light, sharp and wide. Can’t wait for my Detour to arrive!
This is my first ever helmet light and I'm glad I went with Outbound. The spread and brightness are incredible and perfect for night riding. Once my handlebar light dies, it will be replaced with an Outbound one
Best deal out there! I currently have a Fenix 1800 Lumen and needed a replacement, something a bit brighter. The Trail Evo meet all my expectations and some! It is a very bright light with a good spread. The compact design is really nice. It sits on the widest part of the handlebar by the stem, completely out of way. It was hard for me to buy this light at first. Being in the industry for over 10 years, I was use to getting my stuff at a pretty good discount. At $245 it still cheaper than some of the bulkier lights out there and more importantly made here in The USA.
Thank you. I am a happy customer!!!
After three night rides I can tell these are the best lights I have so far. I am not sure how to describe it but trail looks as good as during the day ride. Battery is good for 3 hours of use at least, which is enough for me.
If you plan on riding at night, this is the only light to consider. Buy it and ride all night long.
I loved my first set of OL lights so much, I purchased a second set. They are the best lights I've ever used - and I do a lot of night riding. Definitely my go-to company for lights!
Just plug and play, no wires. The adaptive mode is the best way to go for me, last longer than the full beam and gives the necessary illumination for my ride. I am 50 plus guy and like to go fast,