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The best headlamps, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 3, 2024. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Headlamp Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fenix HM70R

Rugged, long run time, waterproof headlamp   When doing anything, especially when I will be away from civilization where potential help if is far away if needed, I like to be as prepared as possible.  You will notice that this headlamp is not light by any means at almost half a pound. Then again, its not marketed as a backpacking light. What you get for this weight though is serious ruggedness, waterproofness, various choices in light output along with run time.  You also get something where… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Spot 400-R

Everything you might need in a hiking headlamp and then some. As most of us know, there are some who REALLY get in to headlamps and can take crazy deep dives. That's not me, but I do night hike a lot and know the features I need/like so, when comparison shopping, it's a matter of maybe giving something up to get something else. And the Black Diamond Spot 400-R ticked almost every box for me. I've only had it for about six months but the other BD lamps I've had have all shown excellent durability… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Petzl NAO+

Don’t bother. To control profiles it links to the app!! The app that won’t connect! Waste of money As stated above don’t bother.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ledlenser MH10

For all who need a simple bright headlight with great battery life for everyday use even in rough conditions. Just three main light modes, one button (push on brightness1 -push brightness-push boost-push off) I am using the Mh10 for over 2 years now and am very satisfied with it. I live in Finland above the Arctic Circle, so it gets quite dark and cold in winter. The battery life is great and is very bright. I like the simplicity of the lighting modes. Just one button and three main light modes. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 750

A decent premium headlight I had lost my comparable BD headlamp (a smaller version of BD's Icon 700?)    I enjoy not needing batteries. The battery pack is pretty chunky. I had to improvise an overhead strap for running—successful? tbd Cheers - gs Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fenix HM60R

The Fenix HM60Ris a 1200-Max Lumen, rechargeable headlamp with an exceptionally long battery life. The light outperforms every headlamp I have owned over the past 21 years of caving. Weighing in at 157grams with the battery, the lamp is light enough to throw into the backpack. “Intelligent Frequency-Sensing” adjust the lumens of the light to the speed of the user, so that a trail runner does not have to fidget with the settings as they speed up or slow down. Coming in at under $80, the light… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Coast XP30HR

Ideal for nighttime venturing or low light exploration (spelunking). Indestructible, rechargeable and you can control the amount of light on your subject; never too little to miss details nor too much to wash out your viewing area.   A very impressive headlamp for its construction, performance, and versatility. Still, I’d have more applications for its use if the turbo mode lasted longer. You feel the flashlight’s weight on your forehead, but it’s not a detriment. The strap provides a comfortable,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Princeton Tec Apex

Excellent lamp and after sales service. Great company!! I bought a Princeton Apex rechargeable headlamp for my dad 8 years ago as a Christmas gift. My dad was delighted with the headlamp. He said it was the best on the market. The headlamp has a lifetime guarantee. It stopped working a couple of months ago. I contacted the company and sent back the light. They replaced it with a brand new headlamp. Couldn't recommend this company enough. Excellent after sale service 👏 😊😊😊 Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
NiteCore NU25

This is a fantastic headlamp. It's unbelievably light, bright, and has many features for a minimalist headlamp. This headlamp lasts a very long time on a full charge. As a thru-hiker, my main concern was weight and this Nitecore does not disappoint—with a "custom" strap (just a bit of elastic cord with a few adjustable knots) it comes down to just 32g. It has withstood all sorts of weather conditions from well below 0°c to rain and hailstorms at altitude in the Rockies. It is surprisingly bright… Full review

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