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Recent Running Gear Reviews

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: 2.5 of 5 (13)
Yaktrax Pro reviewed Feb 18, 2020
$18 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Storm 375 reviewed Jan 18, 2020
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore NU25 reviewed Jan 4, 2020
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore NU20 reviewed Nov 3, 2019
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
SureFire Minimus reviewed Oct 23, 2019
$179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
Kahtoola MICROspikes reviewed Oct 16, 2019
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
BioLite HeadLamp 330 reviewed Oct 2, 2019
$50 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fox Outfitters Firefly reviewed Oct 1, 2019
$17 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coast HL40 reviewed Sep 29, 2019
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Tikka RXP reviewed Sep 14, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ledlenser MH10 reviewed Aug 8, 2019
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Iota reviewed Jul 18, 2019
$30 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ozark Trail 150-Lumen Headlamp reviewed Jun 12, 2019
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Snowline Chainsen Pro reviewed Mar 11, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Kahtoola NANOspikes reviewed Mar 3, 2019
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Light & Motion Solite 150 reviewed Feb 25, 2019
$179 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Reactik + reviewed Nov 27, 2018
$92
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Bindi reviewed Nov 7, 2018
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Actik reviewed Oct 12, 2018
$34 - $49
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (15)
Princeton Tec Fuel reviewed Sep 25, 2018
$15 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro reviewed Sep 17, 2018
$68 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ledlenser SEO5 reviewed Jul 13, 2018
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Princeton Tec Vizz reviewed Jul 13, 2018
$41 - $52
user rating: 4 of 5 (39)
Black Diamond Spot reviewed Jul 6, 2018
$25 - $40
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
UCO X-120R reviewed Jun 15, 2018
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Princeton Tec Apex reviewed Jun 8, 2018
$90 - $93
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coast FL75R reviewed Apr 29, 2018
$105 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Mammut Lucido TX1 reviewed Mar 19, 2018
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE reviewed Jan 24, 2018
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ledlenser MH2 reviewed Dec 2, 2017
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Remix reviewed Nov 25, 2017
$9 - $66
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
TAC5 HDL-1200 reviewed Nov 22, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fenix HL60R reviewed Nov 12, 2017
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Petzl Tikka+ reviewed Sep 26, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Icon Polar reviewed Sep 24, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR reviewed Aug 28, 2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
UKing Headlamp reviewed Jul 25, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt reviewed Jul 5, 2017
$45 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Black Diamond Storm reviewed Jun 23, 2017
$32 - $50
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
UCO A-120 reviewed Jun 14, 2017
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Noctilight reviewed May 15, 2017
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra reviewed Apr 13, 2017
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
STABIL icers Hike XP reviewed Mar 28, 2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (13)
Princeton Tec Byte reviewed Feb 16, 2017
$23
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Atlas Race reviewed Feb 8, 2017
$340
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikka R+ reviewed Jan 5, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Princeton Tec Fred reviewed Jan 4, 2017
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore HC30 reviewed Dec 5, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikkina reviewed Nov 22, 2016
$15 - $19
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Ion reviewed Nov 13, 2016
$25
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