Need headlamp advise.



  • What are some good dependable headlamps? I been reading reviews on the black diamond spot and it seems to be good to go. Im new to headlamps.



  • @steelbanger

    What kind of price range?

    Is weight an issue?

    Do you want rechargeable?

    What kind of Lumens are you looking for?

    Do you need a red light for night/map use?

    I have one that I use around the house and have taken hiking a few times...but it is heavier than most. It is the surefire maximus. It is 500 lumens infinitely adjustable. It is built like a tank (solid aluminum) and has the surefire warranty behind it. Battery lasts much longer than I thought it would and charges up quickly. It comes with wall charger and car charger.

    If you are looking for a lamp for ultralight hiking however you will want something else.



  • @dddoo7 said:

    @steelbanger

    What kind of price range?

    Is weight an issue?

    Do you want rechargeable?

    What kind of Lumens are you looking for?

    Do you need a red light for night/map use?

    I have one that I use around the house and have taken hiking a few times...but it is heavier than most. It is the surefire maximus. It is 500 lumens infinitely adjustable. It is built like a tank (solid aluminum) and has the surefire warranty behind it. Battery lasts much longer than I thought it would and charges up quickly. It comes with wall charger and car charger.

    If you are looking for a lamp for ultralight hiking however you will want something else.

    I've tried some in the $30-40 range. I've had ones that clip on to baseball hats that were powered by nickel sized batteries. Never could get the light where I wanted it to go. I got another that had a band around my head made by BP. Well it was cheesy.

    I take a Nebo 190-200 lumens flashlight that runs on a. AA battery. They're about $20 and I think they're pretty good value for that price. I take an extra battery and I always get back to camp.

    If there's one with a head strap I'd take a look at it myself. I'd prefer something without dedicated rechargeable batteries. I'd go up to $80-$100 for something decent in the 200-300 lumen range. No red light.



  • The best ones I’ve ever owned are the Fenix HL55’s the will run on two cr123’s or one rechargeable 18650. They have 4 brightness settings, are comfortable and light weight. Max lumen is 900. The run about 60 bucks. I have three of them and have used them hard hunting and at work for about 3 years with no problems what so ever out of them.



  • @bull81 +1 for the Fenix. I have two of them. one in the nightstand and one in the truck.....hands down, the best light I've owned.


 

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