Hiking Headlights or Headlamps, an essential piece of gear for all outdoor adventurers. If you are an avid hiker, camper, or just love exploring the great outdoors then you must have headlamps in your gear list. Today, we will be shedding light on hiking headlights, why it is essential and what its importance is?
First up on the list, we have Revolt headlamp. The Revolt headlamp is a rechargeable headlamp that has a max brightness of 350 lumens featuring LED bulbs that are very suitable for trekking, climbing, and touring. These headlights feature power tap technology for transitioning between full and dimmed power. The modes of these headlights include red light proximity, distance strobe and lock. It features brightness memory that helps remember how dim the light was when it was last on. These headlights for hiking use AAA alkaline batteries or BD 1800 rechargeable milliamp lithium-ion batteries which are included. These headlamps have been tested to withstand both rain and sleet from any angle. Revolt Headlamps for hiking have a burn time of 200 hours, 4 hours, and 36 hours with a max distance of 82 meters, and 8 meters. These headlamps for hiking weigh 3.2 ounces with batteries. You can brighten and dim the light by holding down the top button. Let go when the desired brightness is reached since this light is equipped with brightness memory from off the light will always turn back on at your last selected brightness level. If you want maximum brightness at any point, you can also just touch your fingertip on the power tap symbol located on the right side of the headlamp; this will bypass your current setting and give you your brightest light output.
Petzl Swift RL Headlamp
Moving alone, The Petzl Swift RL Headlamp is adjustable and comfortable featuring a two-part construction for excellent stability while you run. These headlamps for hiking have a detachable and washable headband that is reflective to better your night visibility. It can also be tilted to see ahead and worn around your neck. These headlamps for hiking feature a lock function that lets you avoid mistakenly turning on the lamp when storing it. The Swift RL Headlamp also allows you to lock the lighting setting when carrying out your activity. It features a five level gauge that helps monitor the battery’s level. These headlights feature 2,350 milliamp lithium ion batteries with a charge indicator that recharges with type B micro USB port. The Swift RL headlights for hiking have a light output of 900 lumens, 550 lumens, 300 lumens, 200 lumens, 100 lumens, and 10 lumens.
Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp
Next up, The Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp features a dual fuel design that allows you to power the headlights with rechargeable BD 1500 lithium ion batteries and three AAA alkaline batteries. The settings have proximity and distance modes, strobe, red LED night vision, dimming and lock mode. These headlights feature power tap technology for instant adjustments between full and dimmed power. The Spot 400 headlights have a brightness memory that allows you to turn on and off the light as a selected brightness setting without returning to its default setting. It features an integrated battery meter that shows the percentage of power left. So, you’ll know when it’s time to change the batteries. These headlamps have a digital lockout feature that stops accidental use when it’s in your pocket or pack. It has an ipx8 waterproof protection rated to work at least 1.1 meters underwater for 30 minutes and can sustain a downpour. Its red LED night vision has strobe modes and dimming that is activated without going through the white mode. It features multi-faceted optical efficiency lens technology. These headlights for hiking have a light output of 400 lumens, 200 lumens, 6 lumens, and a beam distance of 100 meters, 60 meters, 12 meters and an average run time of two and a half hours, 5 hours, and 200 hours. These lamps have a dimension of four by three by two inches and weigh 2.5 ounces with batteries.
Coast FL85R 700 Lumen Dual Color
Next in our list, The Coast FL85R 700 Lumen Dual Color is made with coast flex charge technology, which features a rechargeable battery that can be charged both inside and outside the light. With a USB connection to either DC or AC that ensures that you can always get power. It has coasts dual power technology which gives you a choice to either power your light with three AAA alkaline batteries or USB rechargeable batteries. These headlights feature two powerful beams into one with no halos or hot spots when viewing long and short ranges. Its ultra view flood beams give you edge to edge clarity in a large circle and the bullseye sport beam that sends a sharp ray of light with a transitional halo around the spot for a better viewing area. This LED headlight for hiking has a beam distance of 200 meters and 70 meters. A light output of 700 lumens and 90 Lumens and a run time of 1.75 hours and eight and a half hours. These lamps feature an ip54 rated design that is water resistant and have a durable body for drop protection. This headlamp for hiking weighs 1.01 pounds with a dimension of 7.4 by 5.9 by 4.3 inches.
Bindi Ultralight Headlamp
Moving on, The Bindi Ultralight Headlamp made with LED bulbs is a compact headlight for any outdoor activites. These headlights feature three white lightning modes that suit different situations and a red lightning mode that illuminates without blinding your hiking partners. These headlamps for hiking feature cord headbands that allow you to wear both on the head and around the neck. These headlamps can also be tilted upwards for sight while wearing them on your neck. It features two lock functions to prevent it from mistakenly turning on. Bindi Ultralight Headlamp is water resistant to drops of water or rain showers. These headlights for hiking have a beam distance of 6 meters, 23 meters, 36 meters.
Ledlenser MH3 & MH5 Compact Headlamps
The Ledlenser MH3 & MH5 Compact Headlamps are designed for many outdoor pursuits with versatile and easy to use headlights. These headlights for hiking give 400 lumens with a 180 meter range. The headlights focus on objects far and near. These headlamps feature a patented advanced focus system which provides optimal light transmission. The MH3 headlamp comes with a standard double A battery and the MH-5 headlamps use a 14,500 3.7 volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery that comes with a charger. In addition, the dual power technology enables the mh3 and mh5 to be used with either rechargeable batteries or with the standard double a batteries. These headlamps are lightweight and versatile and can be used handheld and clipped to your clothes and backpacks. The MH3 weighs 190 grams and the MH5 weighs 94 grams. The MH3 is powered with one standard double A alkaline battery which is included with the torch. The MH5 is powered by a 14,500 3.7 volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes with an external charger
Nitecore NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output
The Nitecore NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output is a lightweight headlight that can carry out many tasks. It is portable and can fit into one pocket. Weighing only 0.99 ounces, it features a Cree XP G2 S3 LED for primary output. These headlights for hiking have a Max brightness of 360 lumens and a Max throw of 88 yards, which is excellent for cycling, trekking and jogging. The NU25 headlights feature high CRI auxiliary light that produces more natural looking colors, with LED bulbs making them very suitable for close-up tasks like reading. While the 13 Lumen red LED is good for preserving night vision and can also be used for photography, hunting, and so on. These headlamps for hiking feature a built-in charging port that uses a built-in micro USB battery that can easily be charged with a micro USB charging cable when connected to a USB power source like adapters, solar panels, laptops, and so on. These lamps are water resistant with an item dimension of 2.19 by 1.36 by 0.19 inches.