This is probably a stupid question but I see the strap-on headlamps advertised and in the stores. How are they used? Are they used on normal backpack trips instead of hand-held flashlights? I don't plan on hiking in the dark or in caves. Why would I need this product, if at all? Thanks.
Headlamps are great for nite time hiking, tent set-up, cooking & reading - but get a good one. The cheap ones allways fail when you need them most. If you want to save money on batteries buy LED bulb ones - they pay for themselves in 5 or 6 outings by the huge increase in battery life. My Petzel Zoom lasts 3 to 4 hours on good batteries, but my LED lasts 100 hours on the same.