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Your hiking/camping headlamp

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Post by Scuba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:13 pm

Hands down for me it is made by Black Diamond.

I have a Black Diamond Icon (pushes out 320 lumens),that I like but it is a bigger unit, so it is mostly used for car camping and resides in my truck full time.
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Next on my list is the Black DIamond Spot. Small, lightweight and reliable. 200 lumens, 3.2 oz w/batteries (3AAA). It is easy to find for less than $40.
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But my favorite is my Black Diamond Storm. 250 lumens, it features white, red AND green LEDs, weighs 3.9oz w/4 AAA batteries. Easily found for less than $50. My reason i prefer the Storm is the green light. Yes red is better for night vision , but green allows you to see details better, especially if hunting (ie blood trail).
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All 3 of these are available at Amazon or REI or your local outfitter, and all are waterproof(ish) to varying degrees.


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Post by tennistime99 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:02 am

Old Petzl Zipka I've used forever. I like to read at night and the thin back and light weight work perfect for laying down.

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Post by sarge » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:12 am

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Post by cholla28 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:35 pm

I use the bright medic firefly. It weighs 23.5 grams without the headband(has a hat clip), and has red light and 4 brightness settings. Plenty of light for my taste and I could easily night hike with it if need be

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Post by gmcpcs » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:26 pm

I use this GSX light I got online at the mountains of Goose. I haven't found one like it since.

I like it as the refills are single AA, it puts out decent light on low power, and and has a bright high power. It detaches and has a right angle throw, push button switch, and water resistant body. Two downsides are 1) no red/green low light, and and on high it gets hot and doesn't last more than a couple hours. Low goes on and on though. ImageImageImage

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Post by sarge » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:00 pm

I've admired that lamp a couple times. I like its adaptability.
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Post by AngryDaddyBird » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Love my Zebralights!

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Post by ADVStrom14 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:21 pm

I use the ThruNite TH10 CW 825 Lumen light. I just got it. I was using a fairly cheap one that I got from Wal-Mart. It fit my needs at the time but I needed something a little better built that would throw a spot light when I needed.

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Post by gmcpcs » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:22 pm

FWIW,

On Massdrop: $19.99 plus shipping for the 150 lumen.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/princeton-tec-sync
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Post by southernfire97 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:15 pm

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Mine is the Black Diamond Cosmo.
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Post by Sinfonian » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:20 pm

I use a cheap princeton tec fuel. It has low high and strobe plus red which I like. It defaults to red but I just hold it down for white light. I like it well enough.

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