ATN Cougar Review

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kimladha's review of ATN Cougar


ATN Cougar Review - Ok, so I wasn't expecting a gen 3...”

Written on: 25/07/2008 by kimladha (1 review written)

Good Points
Can't think of any...

Bad Points
Heavy, poorly made harness, VERY LOW GAIN, Poor focus ability, poor illuminator, expensive power source

General Comments
ATN Cougar Review - Ok, so I wasn't expecting a gen 3 device but I was expecting to be able to see better than without it! The image gain is excessively low to the point where you need a torch to see any better than normal- but wait, if you use a torch then you don't need it in the first place! The head gear has loads of adjustment that all do nothing and the most important one (angle of goggles up/down) is missing! The image is clear only in a small part of the screen which makes is difficult to walk about safely without looking down the whole time. The illuminator makes two dim squares appear in front of you which annoy more than help. I can see very slightly better with the goggles on but the complete lack of periferal vision means that I can actually navigate easier without them. My advice is buy the next generation or a torch.

My biggest complaint however is the what is claimed by ATN, their chart of figures like 'detection range 150m' must be referring to a person during the day because 150m at best is greenish blur and all you can pick out are lights.

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