But make no mistake, it will keep the path ahead well-lit too if you want to take in a bit of night hiking. Joined Sep 13, 2017 Messages 17 Location Colorado. If you ever imagined a headlamp that’s as powerful as the average car headlight, the Light & Motion Seca 2000 Sport is the answer to your prayers. Litesmith sells one with a UL headband. Battery life is unbelievably good, it's extremely bright and very durable. The brightness gets low enough it won't disturb your wife but you can read perfectly. I’ll attach it to my shoulder straps, no more head lamps. It's a very compact flashlight that doubles as a flashlight when used in conjunction with its headband and has 4 brightness settings, the first of which is perfect for nighttime reading and the fourth which is good for simulating an eclipse. I’ll attach it to my shoulder straps, no more head lamps. Capable of a whooping 520 lumens on a Li-ion 14500 battery. Check Price. Won't get water inside and won't just snap willy-nilly, which I think is absolutely critical when backpacking. I've had no safety issues with the light and to be honest when I first heard of that issue, all I could think was "that seems like a pretty handy feature to me". Been out of the game for a while. I'm looking for a headlamp that would be suitable for backpacking, but I'm also looking to use it at home to read in bed without waking up my wife. The previous versions are currently on sale. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. [–]sissipaskahttps://trailpo.st/pack/156 8 points9 points10 points 3 years ago* (1 child). [–]MachiavelliV 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). [–]-AFFFthrowaway 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago (2 children). I think I’ll be switching to a Zebralight 18650 high CRI light. Is the new design of the revolt any good? Our list of the 10 Best Headlamps will help you narrow down your options and our extensive Buyer’s Guide will guide you to a headlamp that’s perfect for you! So I have quite a few alkaline AAA's after buying them in bulk from Amazon. Add that to the selection of different LEDs and the ultra-low lumen modes and I'm sold. [–]Zak 5 points6 points7 points 3 years ago (1 child). That’s where we come in. Very dim white works great for this, better than red. Hmm, I looked but I'm not sure . This headlamp can range from 1 to 1000 Lumens with the simple one … The Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp is one of the best headlamps and overall a stellar product. Something USB rechargeable will probably be nice. 1 of 2 Go to page. That said your needs seem very similar to mine - durable, light, red light feature, dimming feature, spot/flood options.. Then you can decide whether you want it running off of AAA's or USB recharge. [–]Zak 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago (4 children). 99. It's probably less of an issue camping or hiking, but still, flashlights probably shouldn't ignite anything on contact with the body. [–]TikkaT3Masala 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (7 children). Don’t get caught in the dark without the best hiking headlamp by your side. There's a spot version (linked), flood version, different battery choices (AA/14500, 18650, CR123), and also different light colours available (neutral, cool white). Almost all battery types have a rechargeable version. 1. Would recommend the brand. I attach my NU20 to my shoulder strap most of the time. Recently, it’s been refusing to charge (flashing red lights) and the seams appear loose, like they won’t be water resistant anymore. The product has an excellent life of 100,000 hours. I also hate idea of non-reusable batteries; both the cost and the hazardous waste are issues. Thanks! You are required to unwrap the plastic from the batteries to use it. Fortunately many lights nowadays are able to output at sub-lumen levels. Is the new design of the revolt any good? A proper low light-output red light would be nice, but unfortunately no-one seems to make one as most headlamps that have red leds output the light at way too bright levels for it to be usable when working at close ranges. Nitecore – Best Rechargeable Headlamps – Image credit from Amazon. The high mode pretty much requires NiMH to reach the full claimed output. I have them on two Armytek Wizards and a Prime. [–]ezbakecoven 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). Absolutely love it. £15.99 £ 15. But 4xAAA by themselves are $11 and 4xAA with charger is $18. Compare Pelican 2720 LED Headlight 027200 … I am appreciating the low modes for reading at night with the lights out or early morning when I first wake up and my eyes haven’t been exposed to light yet. Only thing negative about it is that the red light function only strobes. Best Headlamp for Running 4. I have a Kobo glo hd and it is perfect for reading at night. Black Diamond … 1 x 18650 rechargeable battery or 2 CR123A lithium batteries. But I have had alkalines leak in single-cell stuff and even in the packaging. Additionally, it does not even take forever to recharge fully since with four hours; you have the device ready for use. by Paul Jackson. Best Rechargeable Headlamp Dependability. Cobiz Headlamp – Rechargeable Waterproof 6000 Lumens Headlamp [–]TikkaT3Masala 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). I'll try to fix that this weekend! NiMH Eneloops have a lower internal resistance than alkaline, so they can pump out more power. Kind of blew my mind how good flashlights could actually be. Shakedown: Help me Prep for the Superior Hiking Trial! Also the magnetic tailcap is unbelievably helpful, as you can just stick the flashlight onto any ferrous material. Been out of the game for a while. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG53ZEU I like this headlamp so much. 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