Trail Edition

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

$250 $199

The Trail Edition is different than any bike light that you’ve used before. We went to the drawing board and completely re-imagined how a bike light should work. 

This light focuses on three important factors. They are visibility, durability, and longevity. The light uses a uniquely engineered beam pattern that is five times wider than most bike lights. It’s manufactured using the highest quality materials and has an IP65 rating. That means the enclosure is completely dustproof and protected against water spray from all directions, such as what you might experience during a serious storm. 

As for longevity, that comes from the 47.4 Watt-hour 4-cell lithium ion battery pack. By combining a high-end battery with optimized LED circuitry Trail Edition has created a light that can run anywhere between 2.8 hours and 10.7 hours. The variations depend on the settings that are used for the light. There are low, medium, medium-high, high, and adaptive settings.

Engineered & built in the USA!

Package Includes:

  • Durable carrying case
  • Trail Edition Lighthead with bar mount installed
  • 6400 mAH 4-cell LG brand lithium ion battery pack
  • 120V AC Wall Charger
  • Go Pro Mount adapter
  • Instruction Manual

Orders ship next day!

SKU: OB003 Category:



What really sets the Trail Edition apart from other bike lights is the unique beam pattern. A standard bike light uses a beam pattern very similar to that of a flashlight. There is an intense spot of bright light in the middle and then a circular beam pattern around that. The visibility of the circular beam pattern reduces as it gets closer to the edges. Outside of that circle, you have no visibility at all.

A traditional beam pattern is fine if all that you need to see is what’s inside the circle, but that’s not the case when you’re riding a bike. You need to see the road or terrain in front of you as well as further off to the edges. This makes it possible to safely turn and to avoid any incoming obstacles. Thus, what is required isn’t a circular beam pattern, but more of a horizontal oval shape.

The Trail Edition uses a unique lens shape and a series of reflectors to create a wide hotspot that is evenly distributed with a 150-degree beam width. The beam pattern expands further down below the hotspot rather than radial in all directions. The end result is a light source that perfectly illuminates exactly what you need.

If you’re a serious biking enthusiast, then this is a must-have bike light. And if you don’t love the Trail Edition, then you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. It’s a “Love It or Return It” guarantee without any questions asked. Chances are, you’re going to love it.





Peak Intensity60 lux
Peak Width60°
Overall Width150°
LED Chip1×5 Lumiled Altilon
Chip Lumens1500
Equivalent Lumens1800
LED Driver Efficiency96%
Input Voltage7.4V, max 14V
Battery7.4V 6400 mAH
Battery BrandLG Electronics
Charge Time4.5 hours
Run Time2.8 to 13 hours
Dimensions56 x 61 x 48mm
Lighthead Weight100g
System Weight416g
ColorDark Grey
Warranty3 year
MaterialsMagnesium, Silicone, ABS




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20 reviews for Trail Edition

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    twitzel (verified owner)

    Incredible Light!
    I’ve ridden a lot of lights over the years from halogen to arc to led, and the all have the some problem – they are seem like a flashlight, you can see exactly what you are pointed at and nothing else. That’s alright for climbing, but sucks for downhill.
    This light is something different, on the trail everything is illuminated EVENLY, side to side is just a wall of light, very bright but not so bright you lose your night vision. I have ridden a few rides, and it just works incredibly well. It just puts light right where I need it.
    Looking at the mount I was worries it wouldn’t hold, but it works great, easy to adjust, and stays where you put it.
    The battery back is extremely well made, and just works like it should, no fear of scratches or falling off.
    Night riding is a ton of fun, and this is the way to do it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Light is simply a revolution in bar mounted bike lights. The wide spread turns trail into daytime.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    The combination of the Outbound Trail and Road lights (both mounted on the bar) has replaced my Cateye Volt 6000 and Lupine Betty R combination. The Trail gives a uniform, wide spread of light in the near- to mid-distances and the Road (aimed high up) gives enough throw for the downhills. When riding on streets to and from the trail head, the Road provides better spread and reach than my Lupine SL. The only negative about the Road is that there is slight “streaking” in the beam pattern; however, it does not detract from the overall performance of the light.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew Brandenburg

    Crazy quality, so bright, love it!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Calvin K Cox

    Outbound has checked all the boxes on this Trail light. The light is durable (both water proof and rock impact resistance), bright, and has a great wide beam. Don’t get hung up on Lumens (especially on those cheap Amazon lights,) this light is more effective at lighting your high speed adventure in the woods. Rather than a bright spot beam you get a trail worth of light. Best of all Outbound has amazing customer service. If things go wrong they are willing to stand behind their product. This is a must if you ride in the dark on the regular.
    Just for reference I’ve owned multiple Light-n-Motion and Niterider lights. Outbound has a light that by all means is better than most and on par with lights twice it’s price.

    Don’t mess with cheap solutions if you can afford to go quality!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan Ramsey

    I’ve ridden with a variety of lights over the years and my new Trail Edition has quickly become a favorite. Outbound has done a great job on this light end to end. Starting with the design…the light itself, mounting system for both light and battery, right down to the case it comes with. I also really appreciate the wide throw of the light. It’s a huge benefit in helping extend peripheral vision on the trail. I have a regular night riding group and several buddies are now thinking about adding a Trail Edition to their light arsenal. 2 thumbs up!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    c_babbitt (verified owner)

    I’ve been holding off buying a trail light this late summer because I just couldn’t bring myself to buy a $30 Chinese “it seems to work OK for the price (and seems good compared to ~$350 light)” or a big ticket multi-hundred-dollar light. Reviews indicate that both had a singular narrow forward focus and needed a helmet light as well for full coverage which makes ~$350 tough to swallow.
    Along comes a well-targeted-and-timed Facebook ad for Outbound Lighting that checks a lot of boxes for me…USA designed and manufactured, full beam coverage, and someone with a passion that wants to solve a problem. Really, for all the people bitching these days about tariffs on Chinese (bicycle) goods, I’m more than happy to spend more of my money on high-quality products made in the USA that will work and last.
    Had a chance to ride and can easily say it’s as advertised. My home trail has a lot of switchbacks and the light provides great coverage on all but the very sharpest of turns where it takes just a sec for the light to cover. Top speed has been around 22 mph and no problems with depth. For proof, I even pulled off a couple of Strava segment PR’s at night with the light. Admittedly, I’m a little creeped out riding alone at night so I’m sure I went faster which was no issue for the light.

    The only two issues I have had were I didn’t read the instructions to know you have to hold down on the power button when you power up to adjust brightness. Also, the plug that connects the battery to my light bangs around on my stem and I need to be rerouting it below. Neither of these detracts…I just like to provide the great and maybe not so great which are easily corrected.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Dowhopoluk (verified owner)

    Ridiculously good light. I have several and the others don’t even come close. Customer service, packaging, quality – everything is first rate. Good job, sir!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dale Krantz

    Best light I have had (used NR in the past). My friends laughed at me when I only showed up with the one light. They each had 2 on their bars and one on their helmet. They ended up making me lead because they could not see well. It was also my first time on these trails.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Fox

    There are many attributes to this product. It’s apparent upon receiving this product that it is impeccably designed and of very high quality. It is certainly well worth the price despite the average competing products are approximatley $100 less, this light is well worth the extra dough.
    Light and battery pack fit very securely under firm and rugged terrain.
    The functions are manageable and uncomplicated even while riding.
    The brightness and light spread are more than adequate. Most of the time I use the second to lowest setting adding significant time to battery life, far longer than the average 3-4 hour ride. The only time I run a higher setting are for swift downhills sections.
    Further more the customer service is outstanding. Mathew was very responsive to my e-mail inquiries and made an effort to ship my product on the same day so I could get the purchase timely manner.
    Night riding has opened up a whole new world and experience in the 30 years I’ve been mountain biking.
    If anyone is considering investing Outbound Lights are a no brainer, look no further.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack Foley (verified owner)

    The Outbound Trail is FRIGGING AWESOME!

    Got it in the mail today and popped it right on to the bike, just came back from a night ride with a friend. I’ve been mtb night riding since 1994? -ish been through the gamut of halogen ( night sun, night rider) HID, (night rider) LED ( dinotte, magic shine, JET chinese knock-offs from Your light has a significantly better beam pattern, is brighter and the mount is rock solid. I’ve been running skateboard tape on my bars for years to keep bar lights in place, no need for that now.

    It’s only a couple of rides, but man, super happy.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for a great product!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had what I thought was a really great top dollar name brand trail light, untill I demoed an Outbound. It blew everything out of the water. The light design and brightness are obviously way better. But the little details are kiiler to. The Go Pro mount works perfectly, and is fixed into place. The carrying case is something I didn’t know I needed until I bought my own OB light

    I cannot think of a single downside to this light.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Imagine your car’s headlight on a bike. It’s that good.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Miller (verified owner)

    I have never road at night prior to buying the trail edition light. I work long days in california and wanted to ride when I got home after dark during the week. I googled and came across Matt’s YouTube video. Read some of the reviews and the guarantee and decided to order. I was a bit skeptical. Then the unit arrived. I charged it that day, mounted it on my handlebars and went out for my first night ride. I was super impressed. It is just like the video. 100% accurate. Was pleasantly surprised on how much everything was lit up and how safe I felt riding along the trail. Very pleased with the unit. I only road for 6 miles that first night and only came across 1 other mountain biker. We stopped and talked for a bit he asked about my light as he was impressed. He had a nightrider light on his bike and was nothing compared to my new light. I couldn’t be happier with the unit. If you are thinking of buying a light for night riding this is it. Thanks again Matt. Great product.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    I just used my new light for the first time. It was awesome and major upgrade from my previous experience. I ride both trail and road and have not felt comfortable riding trails at night until now. Highly recommended

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe S. (verified owner)

    I’ve been running my Trail Edition since the first of the year….. AND hands down IT IS the best light I’ve ever used for night riding….. BAR NONE!!
    I’ve been riding a mountain bike in some way shape or form since 1987….. when i discovered night riding; this is the light I was waiting for.
    The beam pattern is such a welcome relief from other lighting systems beam patterns…. that always seemed to leave me wanting more.
    All other bike lighting manufacturers…. watch out… you’ve meet your match in OutBoundLighting!!
    It won’t be to long before I buy a 2nd! trail edition.
    You definitely will NOT be disappointed in this light!!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought the trail edition light after using it as a demo light at a race in June (2018). I have previously owned NiteRider and Light & Motion lights. The wide spread of the light beam on the Outbound Lighting trail edition light basically replicates daylight. It has been an absolute blast to ride with and the light and battery pack have stayed in place with no issues. This light is better than all my previous lights without a doubt. In addition, the customer service has been excellent.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vince (verified owner)

    These lights are truly epic. Everyone at outbound helped immensely in getting them to me very quickly. I took them on a trail ride tonight and lit the way for everyone! The other four guys were shocked by the output and horizontal spread of the light. And it wasn’t even on the high setting! Riding for over an hour and not even one bar has disappeared on the charge status. I really like these lights. Looks like I might have to invest in the road version too! LOL

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Wiloid (verified owner)

    I don’t ride a lot at night and only have a dozen or so rides with this light. The weather has been pretty wet so, I hadn’t had a chance to ride trail until last night in the snow. I’m pretty blown away by this light to be honest. It’s bright of course but, the beam pattern is what’s most impressive! I can tell you that I will be doing a lot more night riding in the future! Thanks for making such a great product!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jordan Brown (verified owner)

    I ride at least once a week at night and normally ride with 2 lights, one “1200” lumen Chinese light on the bar and a cygolite mitycross 350 lumen on my head so I can see around corners. The trail edition puts out more light than the both of them combined and I almost have no need for the light on the helmet since the trail beam is so wide. I hope Matt develops a smaller light (size of the mitycross) made specifically for helmet mounts as I don’t know if I could ride with the road edition on my helmet if it’s the same size as the trail edition, too many low branches.

    Overall very happy with this light. The mount is great, it stays where you aim it and no worries of the little band breaking like the Chinese lights.

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The Lighting Revolution

You have been used to flashlights on bikes, see the difference an engineered beam pattern makes for mountain bike riding.

Incredible Runtime For Never-Ending Rides

Optimized LED drivers, efficient optics and great thermal control allows for an unbelievable runtime. Sophisticated programming ensures you are never left without light by monitoring the battery life and stepping down power when it gets critically low without your input needed.

Adaptive mode is a feature that starts out on high, and over the course of 60 minutes it very slowly reduces brightness as your eyes adapt to the darkness. It is unnoticeable, but greatly extends your ridetime without you even knowing it!

Designed & Assembled in USA

To maintain the quality control and make continuous improvements all assembly happens in-house just outside of St. Louis, MO. No imported or drop-shipped lights here!

The Best Light. Guaranteed.

We are so confident you'll absolutely love this light that we offer a 30-day "Love It Or Return It" guarantee. If you don't think it's the best bike light you've used, just contact us within 30 days and we'll send you a return shipping label and refund your order in full. No questions asked.