Category Archive: Headlamps

Black Diamond Icon Headlamp Review

When you need to see what’s lurking in the darkness there isn’t a better headlamp than the Black Diamond Icon.  This headlamp stands out from the crowd due to several features – its regulated, super bright (200 lumens), has a long battery life and is fully waterproof.  These things provide you the security necessary to depend […]

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Snow Peak Mola Headlamp Review

The Snow Peak Mola headlamp is a very unique headlamp offering that, while providing an interesting look into what could possibly be future headlamp tech, doesn’t quite feel like a finished product with the level of quality I expect from Snow Peak.  On the surface the Mola is a run of the mill 110 lumen […]

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What does “regulated” power mean for headlamps?

Recently I’ve posted a number of headlamp reviews and during my research I learned something about headlamps that I never even though about – regulated power.  Headlamps with regulated power have additional circuitry that provides a consistent flow of electricity to the LED.

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Mont-Bell Crushable Lantern Shade Review

I recently stumbled across the Mont-Bell Crushable Lantern Shade at a small boutique outdoor store and I had to buy it.  Every time I head into the woods I try and strip down my gear set to the bear essentials, but, I always try and bring 1 or two luxury items that make the trip […]

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Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp Review

The Princeton Tec Vizz is a fairly standard headlamp with the exception of its overall max brightness – 165 lumens! I did a double take the first time I read that stat.  Outside the lumen advantage there isn’t much else that makes it stand out.  It has a screw closure for the battery door, adjustable […]

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Black Diamond Storm Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Storm headlamp is my go to light source for every activity I take part in.  It is super bright (100 lumens), takes 4 AAA batteries, fairly light weight (3.9 oz with batteries), easy single button mode switching, battery meter, fully waterproof to 1 meter, and has a lock mode so it won’t […]

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is a pretty standard headlamp offering with the exception of its 130 lumen output.  It runs on three AAA batteries and has a fairly solid run time. One thing I don’t like about this headlamp is that it is unregulated – resulting in a pretty considerable lumen drop after 1-2 […]

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Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp Review

First off I must say I am blown away by the reactive lighting technology that Petzl has developed and included in the Petzl Tikka RXP headlamp.  It is awesome. I look far away and the brightness almost instantly ramps up.  I look back down at my map and the light is again reduced to the perfect […]

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