Headlamps

Recent Headlamp Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
BioLite Headlamp 330

Light, comfortable, and bright rechargeable headlamp. I bought a Biolite headlamp after passing on the Kickstarter. I’m a supporter of Biolite and use their products. I’ve been very happy with the lamp and I plan on buying the rest of the family they own. I had some concern over the recharge-only option, but so far it has not been an issue. The light maintains adequate usage time for general camp use and reading in bed. The three lighting options—beam, LO, and red—give a good range of uses. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fox Outfitters Firefly

Amazingly bright, low weight, long battery life—these are just some of the highlights of this light. I received my Firefly headlamp today to test and review. Starting with the shipping, it was surprisingly fast. I had recently moved and even with the company shipping to the old address, I had product in hand in under a week. The packaging was very well done and the unit made it here with no issues whatsoever. The product's packaging is appealing to the eye, clean box, specs and information can… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Coast HL40

This is a rugged, basic headlight. It has a battery pack on the back that if you wear a warm hat over will keep the batteries warm and functioning much longer than typical hiking/backpacking headlights. WORKS IN THE COLD! I was leading some night hikes last winter and both my Petzl and Black Diamond headlights were fading out after about 45 minutes in the cold (~20 degrees F). I switched over to lithium batteries from alkaline because lithiums are supposed to be less affected by cold. Didn't do… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Petzl Tikka RXP

DO NOT PURCHASE THIS HEADLAMP. Constant software and charging issues. Customer Service at Petzl constantly offers technical solutions that provide no fixes. NEVER works when you need it to work. Highly recommend NOT purchasing this or any other Petzl product offerings. Would never recommend purchasing a Petzl product. Worst experience I've ever had with any device or Customer Service Department. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ledlenser MH10

Best head torch I have used, and I have used many over the years. I must have used more than half a dozen head torches over three or more decades. None of them compare with this Ledlenser head torch. Lots of features are similar to others I have used but this torch is brighter and more focusable than any I have owned. It is so bright it is almost like being in daytime for the illuminated area. Last trip I took this torch along with my best older one. After a brief comparison, the older P...l was… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Iota

Good for car camping and home use. The Iota (150 lumens) seems to be a great basic headlamp for use around the house and car camping. I love that it is rechargeable. I do not have to worry about conserving batteries. It uses the same charger as my cell phone. The headlamp weighs little and is comfortable. I used the Iota car camping in a campground for a week. The campsite and adjoining sites had electricity and some areas of dim lighting, therefore my eyes never adjusted to true darkness. In this… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail 150-Lumen Headlamp

This is a great little headlamp to take with you whether you’re camping or hiking. It’s nice and bright and is very reliable. (Prior to making this review I did not realize the product had been discontinued). The Ozark Trail Headlamp is amazing. This headlamp is durable, easy to use, and reliable. I never worry about it breaking on me. It’s nice and bright, and securely fastens to your head. I don't worry about it falling off because of its strong elastic adjustable headband. You can move… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
BioLite Headlamp 330

Thin, light, balanced, rechargeable, bounce-free—put the Headlamp 330 on the buy-list. The technology is advanced enough that rechargeable headlamps are finally a good deal. You can't get this much light in this small of a package anyplace else so far. Remember when a 90-lumen headlamp was the best thing ever? Say hello to 330! Winter is a time when runners have to run in the dark to get their miles in. Short days mean you need a headlamp. Most flashlights and headlamps are little more than a… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Light & Motion Solite 150

Highly recommended after several tests outdoor (several days of hiking in the German Alps). I disagree with the first review: I consider it an absolute PLUS to be able to charge via USB. Take a power bank and charge the Solite as often as needed on a trip of several days. Everyone has multiple wall plug adaptors already, so why should LightnMotion provide another? Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ledlenser MH10
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka
$21 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro
$55 - $61
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coast HL4
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser H7
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Streamlight Enduro
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser H14R.2
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikka XP 2
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl NAO
$185 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Cree 3 Watt Zoom Ultra Bright Headlamp
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Zipka Plus 2
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Icon Polar
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl MYO 3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Lucido TR1
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light & Motion Solite 250 Headlamp / Flashlight
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everlite Solar LED Headlamp EL8
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore HC30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Moxie
$30 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nite Hawk ECO
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Underwater Kinetics 3AAA Vizion
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coast Micro Headlamp
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeLite CA
$78 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZebraLight H51w
$64 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Strix IR
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Titanium Innovations Illuminati
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZebraLight H600 MK II
$89 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox Outfitters Firefly
$17 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore HC50
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nuwai HLX-712L
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Inova 24/7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser SEO 7R
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Gemini
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Zenix
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl MyoBelt XP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Quest
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Yukon Extreme
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Zoom
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Princeton Tec Switchback 2
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond SuperNova
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Duo LED 8
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeLite AR
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Zoom Halogene
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon
$25 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Black Diamond Storm
$32 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro
$73 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL
$49 - $67
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka
$21 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt
$60
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