Petzl MYO RXP
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90 CAD
A good multi-purpose headlamp. Bright enough for night skiing, but flexible enough to use for reading a book in my tent. Good battery life.
- Flip-down diffuser
- Automatic SOS
- Uses AA's (who doesn't have a ton of rechargables?)
- Won't turn on accidently in your bag
- Uses 3 AA's (a bit heavy)
- Buttons are hard to operate without looking
- Hard mount would be nice for helmets
I'm pretty happy with this light. I've used it for just about everything I can think of — mountain biking, downhill skiing, hiking, camping, and exploring the odd mineshaft; and haven't found it wanting in any situation.
The replaceable flip down diffuser really makes this light capable in any situation. Diffuse is nice for walking since I don't get just a bright spot right at my feet, but if I want to know what just made the noise in the bushes ahead the spotlight can reach out far enough to be of use.
Uses 3 AA batteries, which is fine by me since I have tons of rechargeables. Light has 3 brightness presettings, selectable from 11 different settings. 3 of the settings are unregulated for higher brightness, but far shorter battery life.A forth setting is the SOS, which I love - continuous . . . - - - . . .
The manual is fairly easy to understand, using pictographs and actual charts to show you how to operate things.
The light seems durable and there are no obvious points of entry for water, but nothing really screams quality about it either. I haven't used it in the rain, save for a few really drippy tunnels, so I can't really comment on how water-resistant it is.
The light also has an adjustable angle, useful for high or low speed travel. When set all the way back a tab on the mount half covers the on/off switch, making it unlikely the switch will ever be accidentally activated while in your bag or otherwise.
There's also a battery indicator, warning you at 30% and 10% remaining.
Price Paid: 70 EU
Fantastic headlamp. I bought it for the following features:
+ it's regulated (meaning you will always have the same illumination level, even if the batteries slowly discharge in time)
+ bright LED (powerful light) with boost
+ programmable levels
+ compatible with Lithium batteries (superior performance in cold weather)
- cost for all this: it's heavier than other headlamps
I use it for mountaineering.
Price Paid: $50
Got this light about two years ago, and all I can say is WOW! While it is a fairly heavy light it does have its advantages.
I use it for mountaineering and long climbs that could take me into the night. It is incredibly bright, and I have never had a problem seeing what I'm trying to do.
The battery life is pretty good, and it is super durable!
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Your adventures cover a wide spectrum of locations and environments, and with the MYO RXP from Petzl, you have a headlamp that can adjust to each one specifically. With the programmable function, 2 buttons control the setting for each of the 3 LED's so you can dial in the light output depending on your needs - combined with the boost function, flashing capability, and a wide angle lens, you have a myriad of lighting options for your adventure needs.
- Mountain Gear
Powerful, regulated and programmable headlamp, 3 lighting levels, Boost mode and Wide Angle lens. SICK!
The Petzl MYO RXP is the first Petzl headlamp that is regulated and programmable, allowing the user to choose the order of lighting levels and to precisely adapt light output.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp The SPECS Wide Angle Lens made of impact resistant polycarbonate Operates on three alkaline AA/ LR6 alkaline batteries (included) Compatible with lithium batteries Degree of Protection: IP X4 (water-resistant) Weight: 175 g including batteries Certification: CE 3-year guarantee Beam Pattern: Wide or focused The SPECS for Program no. 1 Distance: 23 m - 35 h Battery Life: 95 h Light Output: 8 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 2 Distance: 28 m - 22 h Battery Life: 70 h Light Output: 13 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 3 Distance: 32 m - 16 h Battery Life: 65 h Light Output: 17 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 4 Distance: 39 m - 10 h Battery Life: 60 h Light Output: 25 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 5 Distance: 45 m - 4 h Battery Life: 58 h Light Output: 34 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 6 Distance: 56 m - 3 h Battery Life: 56 h Light Output: 51 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 7 Distance: 60 m - 2 h Battery Life: 55 h Light Output: 59 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 8 Distance: 64 m - 1 h Battery Life: 54 h Light Output: 71 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 9 Distance t=0: 72 m, t=0h30: 66 m, t=10h: 22 m, t=30h: 9 m, t=10h: 52 h Light Output: 85 lumens The SPECS for Program no. 10 Distance t=0: 77 m, t=0h30: 68 m, t=10h: 21 m, t=30h: 9 m, t=10h: 50 h Light Output: 140 lumens The SPECS for Boost Distance t=0: 97 m Light Output: 160 lumens ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.