trade up at the shop it was bought at(Christmas gift from my wife) for a NightRider Cyclone HID? The shop will be glad to upsell me but also said that I will enjoy the Headtrip 3.0. I generally never buy the top end stuff but buy near the top and have had good luck with most equipment when using that buying philosophy. Just don't know in the case of lights if there is a worthwhile difference in these two lights.

I plan to use the lights for nightriding and for night xc - backcountry skiing. Probably will get about 25 uses per year. What do you think? Thx Jeff

p.s. My wife will not mind one bit so that is not a factor in the decision.