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Recent Headlamp Reviews

Black Diamond Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Good for camping. I highly recommend this headlamp Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Uses three most widely used AAA batteries. These batteries can be found everywhere. But anyway you will not need to carry spare batteries for multi day trips, because consumption is so low that it will last forever.  I used it heavily for 4 days, I used almost all modes and intensively used on max setting and battery indicator… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lasted over five continuous hours outside at -25°F during my most extreme test. Adjustable brightness white light, but doesn't remember the light level when you turn it off. Has red light function too (non-adjustable brightness). Locks for travel so you don't accidentally turn it on. Love this headlamp for night cross-country skiing in Alaska! In a place without light pollution, this light often feels too bright on anything but the lowest setting. Makes me happy because I know I have tons of extra… Full review

Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars This headlamp was good on batteries and packed up small, pretty bright for my vision and easy to turn on and off. It lasted maybe 3 years but now it won't turn on and I see that this is not unusual for the PTec Byte. Could see maybe 20 feet in clear conditions. Beam was not adjustable and somewhat narrow width.  Full brightness would last a few days. I used rechargeable batteries with mine. Easy to use, just a single button for 3 modes. Construction looked durable but it just stopped working,… Full review

Black Diamond Icon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged light. Lasts for 100's of hours on high-med diffuse beam using rechargeable batteries (longer on lithiums of course). I've had good luck with Black Diamond headlamps. I bought the Gemini back around 2002 and that lasted almost 10 years before the battery case finally cracked enough to let rain in... I've had the Icon since around 2012 and it still looks pretty new. It gets almost nightly use while I go feed my livestock. I've used it on weeknight hikes in the pouring rain without any… Full review

Petzl Tikka R+

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Tikka R+ is a high-end yet affordable headlamp option, ideal for the night crawler. It's rechargeable lithium-ion powered, reactive high output LED beam will ensure safe passage on the trail after the sun goes down. The weight and balance of the R+ is supported by a super comfortable easy adjust elastic band. While not exactly sleek, the headlamp is not cumbersome, and would surely satisfy outdoor enthusiast illumination needs on the trail. The Tikka R+ is best used for trail use. While… Full review

Princeton Tec Apex

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This headlamp is a good buy. It works very well for night hiking and navigation. The spot beam is useful for route finding, and the flood is very nice. The spot beam on this headlamp has a really good range, about 300' or so, and is plenty bright enough to navigate at night. It does drain the batteries though, and can use them up in about an hour, so I only use the spot when I need to see something far away. For the rest of the time, the flood is almost perfect on this light, and does nicely. Usually,… Full review

Petzl MYO 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter lamp but I keep going back to the Myo. The 5 LED setting lasts an extremely long time. I change the batteries out maybe 3 times a year and use it for night hikes at least once a month and I use it at home all the time. The 4 AA batteries can power the small LEDs forever. The halogen setting draws a lot of energy and is only good for about 4 hours or so. I'm… Full review

Mammut X-Shot Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hard use headlamp that stands the test of time in all manner of conditions. Good for canoeing in dark conditions, close up work, and hiking. Recommended for those who are serious about night movement. I purchased this over six years ago in Alaska for use while duck hunting. Since then, it's been used lots of times in all types of weather (wet, cold, wet and cold, hot, you name it!). It has decent battery life and throws a great spot -— so good in fact that you can use it for night / early morning… Full review

Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought it for its tiny size, partial power settings, wide and narrow beams. I've had it for several years now. Every summer I spend three or more months in tents, and use it at least half an hour every single day. Batteries last so long that I forget whether I have changed them that season or the previous one. In 2015, this Tikka XP is now "the old model", but still delivering as the first day. A great flashlight that I can also use as headlamp 50% of the time. I walk around mostly during the day,… Full review

Top-Rated Headlamps

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Petzl Duo Standard Replacement Bulb
$5
 
Princeton Tec Scout Batteries
$6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Pilot
$6
Mammut X-Zoom Filters Set
$7
Petzl Myolite Xenon 4.5 Bulb
discontinued
Petzl 6V Halogen Bulb
$9 MSRP
Petzl Tikka XP Lenses Kit
$9 MSRP
 
Coghlan's Bug-Eye Headlight
$9
Gerber Myth Cap Light
$11
Black Diamond Wiz
$11 - $19
Princeton Tec BOT
$12 - $15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Cyclops Atom
$12 MSRP
Petzl Crochlamp L Bendable
$14
Nite Ize BrimLit Cap Light
$13
Amphipod Swift-Clip Cap Light
$15
Petzl Signal
discontinued
Petzl Tikka 2 Pouch
$17
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond Gizmo
$15 - $19
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Petzl Tikkina
$16 - $19
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ion
$16 - $24
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Byte
$17 - $22
Petzl Poche II Case for Tikka
$17
user rating: 3 of 5 (13)
Princeton Tec Fuel
$18 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Fred
$18 - $29
Petzl Ultra Extension Cable
$19
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Petzl Tikkina 2
$20 MSRP
Mammut S-Lite
$23
Mammut T-Base
$20 - $24
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Coleman 3AAA LED Headlamp
$20 MSRP
Petzl Tikka 2 Adapt Kit
$21 MSRP
Princeton Tec Sync
$22 - $29
Mammut Lucido TX1 Belt
$23
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Petzl e+LITE
$24 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Petzl Tikka
$24 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Cosmo
$24 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka
$25 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Remix
$25 - $44
Mammut T-Trail
$25 - $49
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Mola Headlamp
$25 - $44
Petzl Pixa 1 Pro Headlamp
$26 - $38
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Princeton Tec Vizz
$28 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Princeton Tec Quad
$28 - $34
Petzl NAO Extension Cable
$28 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Nite Ize Inova STS
$28 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Quad Tactical
$30 - $34
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikka 2
$30
Mammut S-Flex
$30
Fenix HL10
$30
Sun Company Lego LED Headlamp
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Moxie
$30 MSRP
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