Yah, it's close to prohibitive. Amazon has it for 163 but still, that's a lot of cash for extra light. I'll try the one I have first of course, and see if it's still adequate in the winter. I've already pretty much stopped using it in the summer. I'm teaching myself to embrace the occasional sharp rock or acorn shrapnel. Probably not, but I did start delivering papers on January 1st, at 5am, when I was 11 years old, so I know I can hack it if I really want to keep running in the mornings and don't mind running shod most of the time.