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Headlamps

The best headlamps, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 30, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Headlamp Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Princeton Tec Apex

Bought this lamp on the Princeton Tec website. Fantastic headlamp—my dad is a farmer and said it's the best headlamp on the market. Headlamp recently stopped working. Sent it back to USA as it has a lifetime guarantee. Got a replacement the last day in the post. What can I say but Princeton Tec has excellent after-sale service. What a headlamp, what a company!!!! Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 330

This product is very comfortable, but sadly is not environmentally friendly. I love the concept of many of their products. But I am disappointed that they do not try keep their products from being discarded when they break. Some some simple adaptations could be  easily made. As much as the company claims the battery will last longer than others, you cannot buy any replacement parts for their products, so into the landfill they go.    Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Storm 375

Good light, good functionality, but you can't replace the batteries in the field without an additional tool. Generally a great light, with lots of functionality. It's a little heavier than others as it uses 4 AAA batteries. Battery life seems a little short—but I can't be sure and that may be due to powering the extra brightness. I take it on all trips from ice and rock climbing, to back country skiing and hiking. The biggest problem is changing batteries in the field. While the door opens easily… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Princeton Tec Vizz

It stopped working after sometime. I didn’t use it much either. Stay away from this product despite lifetime warranty. Cause actually you need this device in most critical circumstances and when it stops working then you are pretty much done for. My review of this product is totally terrible. It's not reliable. and when you are in some critical situation like tracking in the mountains this could mean a difference between life and death. Who care about lifetime warranty? You won’t be able to… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Petzl NAO+

A powerful headlamp for night skiing, night biking, kiwi-spotting, or other activities where a good look ahead is needed. Optional reactive lighting automatically adjusts for distance, increases battery life, but takes some getting used to. Requires a mobile device and app to access all controls, but the app won’t work reliably on all mobile devices. Great for moving fast, but overkill for slow speed activities, and definitely not for the light minimalist. Here in Norway, we take our headlamps… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 750

The BioLite HeadLamp 750 is a new full-featured headlamp with capability up to 750 lumens, more than double the maximum output of BioLite's other headlamp models. In addition, the HeadLamp 750 utilizes BioLite's unique and comfortable 3D SlimFit headband design. The HeadLamp 750 has a long lasting 3000 mAh Lithium Ion battery with a unique Run Forever capability that allows external batteries to be connected to the micro-USB charging port. The BioLite 750 is a full featured headlamp that would be… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Storm

A really good headlamp, but don't forget your patience... The Black Diamond Storm 350 I purchased one of these headlamps brand new about a year and a half ago and received a second one as part of a prize package about two months later.  I liked the one I already had enough that I kept the second one as a backup and for loaning to that one person at the campsite with the most annoyingly bright headlamp. They both have similar time on them so this review covers them both as I have found no differences… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coast FL1R

This is one of my most essential pieces of camping gear! Hands-free light is essential! I love how compact this headlamp is. It’s comfortable, bright, rechargeable and overall well designed. Great value at this price point as well. Additional features: reflective head band, emergency light, high and low light setting. This headlamp doesn’t turn on unless you turn it on too—my old lamp constantly turns on with the slightest touch in luggage etc. This was a big improvement for me. I love that… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coast FL1R

This entry level light has few frills, but counts where it matters. The FL1R is a rechargeable headlamp with hat attachment and reflective head strap. We all know productivity slows down when lighting isn't ideal. With this headlamp, you'll be sure to stay in business. I've had this headlight for about a month now and wanted to test it out before writing the review. The FL1R came in incredible looking packaging showing all the specs and features, something you don't get when you buy a knockoff from… Full review