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rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Yaktrax Pro

Not worth the money. Fell apart right away. Called the company and they won't do anything. Never buy another product made by them. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Storm 375

A great all-round headlamp with a broad range of lighting options for different situations, including low intensity flood light for tent and hut use, a moderately powerful spot LED that is good enough for downhill skiing on groomed trails or in good snow, and red, blue, or green floods for night vision. Long battery life with judicious use. Great for night running and xc skiing or biking at moderate speeds, backpacking, and around hut or camp. (Preliminary review based on three weeks use during… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
NiteCore NU25

The Nitecore NU25 is a tiny headlamp with a rechargeable internal battery. Packed with features including three lamps, SOS mode, plus the ability to lock for stowing, this little lamp delivers on trail. Specs: Headlamp Weight: 1oz/28g Headband Weight: 0.9oz/26g Headlamp Dimensions:  2 x 1.25 x 1 in Headband Dimensions: 1" band 29" fully extended but not stretched 610mAh Li-ion internal battery 360 Lumens max output 1m impact resistance IP66 waterproof rating Features:            Top to… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
NiteCore NU20

From a brief experience it appears to be as advertised—super light, rugged, and of good quality. It functions effectively. 12/31/19 FOLLOW-UP: Only change from my original impression is I'm MORE EXCITED about it. INITIAL IMPRESSION NITECORE NU 20 ULTRALIGHT HEADLAMP This is a brief initial impression of the Nitecore NU 20, as the light arrived just as I was heading out for a night hike. I found the bracket “tab” that covers the switch to be pretty ingenious. The joint between the light and… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
SureFire Minimus

OK headlamp. OK headlamp. Purchased mine in 2011. Two failures over the years. Both had problem with the switch turning on by self. Burnt hole in side of backpack in one instance. Great headlamp for trailwalking, and close work, but not for finding something in distance. Will not buy another, but as long as Surefire continues to warranty, will not throw away. Two RMAs later, cost of ownership is bit steep. In 2019, there are far better choices in headlamps to be had. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Kahtoola MICROspikes

ALL SEASONS. Keep exploring and protect yourself on snow, ice, wet leaves, steep bushwacking... You can look around and price shop. Or just go get the best. I love mine and bought them for the whole family. Noticed it's a mandatory piece of equipment for some on hill employees at some larger resort. I saw them clipped to packs and belts all over the resort. The quick, just in case, footing protection.   Full review

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

user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Petzl Ultra Headlamp
$500 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Atlas Race Running Snowshoe
$340
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Race Series Running Snowshoe
$270 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running Snowshoe
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck Running Snowshoe
$185 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$185 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
SureFire Minimus Headlamp
$179
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Light & Motion Solite 150 Headlamp / Flashlight
$179 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Petzl Duo LED 14 Headlamp
$165 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light & Motion Solite 250 Headlamp / Flashlight
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Brunton L3 Headlamp
$148 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser H14R.2 Headlamp
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 5 Headlamp
$115 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coast FL75R Headlamp
$105 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$68 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$100 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$75 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Headlamp
$50 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$90 - $93
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Reactik + Headlamp
$92
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser SEO 7R Headlamp
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut X-Shot Headlamp Headlamp
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut X-Zoom Headlamp
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZebraLight H600 MK II Headlamp
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Petzl MYO XP Headlamp
$83
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
UCO X-120R Headlamp
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ledlenser MH10 Headlamp
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Mammut Lucido TX1 Headlamp
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$56 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeLite CA Headlamp
$78 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fenix HL60R Headlamp
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bosavi Headlamp Headlamp
$70 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Korkers Ice Cleats Extreme Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
NiteRider Adventure 180 Headlamp
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats Traction Device
$70 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$26 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$47 - $68
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp
$9 - $66
user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$60 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZebraLight H51w Headlamp
$64 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$62
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Timex Health Touch Heart Rate
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Bindi Headlamp
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Petzl TacTikka XP Headlamp
$60 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Mola Headlamp Headlamp
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Snow Miner Headlamp Headlamp
$56 MSRP
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