Best Headlamps Buyer’s Guide

Headlamps are great for RUNNING, CAMPING, CYCLING, CAVING, and 100’s of Activities. We cover EVERYTHING you need to know about Headlamps from PETZL, OLIGHT, BLACK DIAMOND, and FENIX. WE GET IT! Inside this Best Headlamps Buyer’s Guide we have heaps of helpful details. We’ve SOLD OVER 31,800 HEADLAMPS in 2 YEARS! You’re in the RIGHT … Read more

15 Headlamps Best Headlamps of 2019

Do You Want One of the World’s 12 Best Headlamps for Work? Running? Hiking? Caving? Cycling? You need the crucial details about the headlamp you’re buying because you want the best possible gear for your budget. WE GET IT! Inside our 2020 Headlamp Buyer’s Guide we have heaps of helpful details. OK, you are in the RIGHT PLACE. Let’s … Read more

12 Great Headlamps We Still Love!

Petzl's Ultra Rush headlamp is one of the best in the world.

Below are some of our older headlamp highlights showing 12 of the top headlamps that are still good today if you can find them new. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is our 2022 BEST HEADLAMPS GUIDE > Want One of the World’s 12 Best Headlamps for Work? Running? Hiking? Caving? Herping?You want the … Read more

Petzl NAO RL Headlamp Review (1,000 Lumens)

New this year is Petzl's NAO RL version of their classis NAO runner's headlamp.

New for 2022 is this major update to the Petzl NAO headlamp series. This is one of Petzl’s top running and all around use headlamps that they’ve updated for about a decade. Better battery life! Brighter! More CREE Bulbs! See the cool changes they made for 2022 now! [Page updated 6 June 2022] PETZL NAO … Read more

Headlamp Lumens Explained | Do Lumens Matter?

The brightest headlamp we sell is a Petzl or an OLight headlamp, find out more here about our best headlamp recommendations in 2018.

[Page updated: 5 June 2022] DO HEADLAMP LUMENS MATTER? Lumens are a measure of the overall amount of light coming out of your headlamp. Years ago when I first started looking for wildlife in the forest, I thought I’d just buy the flashlight with the highest number of lumens, and that could last for the … Read more

Petzl IKO CORE Headlamp Review

Close-up of Petzl IKO CORE headlamp for comprehensive review.

[Page updated: 2 June 2022] We love new Petzl headlamps, and we’re excited to get into reviewing this IKO CORE headlamp and seeing what it might be good for. On first look, it must be great for runners. Super lightweight – under 100 grams (3.5 oz.) and with many CREE bulbs. I’ll bet the light … Read more

What is IPX4, IPX8 Water Resistance? [Ratings Explained!]

IPX is a standard given to products so you can compare them against each other – and know what level of water resistance and dust ingress they offer. Headlamp Water Resistance Ratings and What they Mean IPX-0 No special protection – rain can short this out. IPX-1 Protected against falling water (rain). Equivalent to 3-5mm … Read more

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4 Best Headlamps Comparison Chart

Close-up of the newest 2019 Petzl DUO S headlamp unit showing new beam configuration, colors, and Face2Face technology sensors.

Comparison of the Best 4 Headlamps Available in 2022 We love Petzl. You’ve probably figured that out. Out of all the headlamps we’ve owned and tested over the years, Petzl headlamps tested best and lasted longest. We still have lamps from six year ago that are working great. They’re outdated, sure, but they’re working great! … Read more

3 Best Headlamps for Herpetology – 6 Criteria Examined

Best headlamp of 2017 and 3rd rated in 2018, Top 5 in 2019. Petzl Ultra Rush.

[Last Updated: 1 June 2022] What’s the best headlamp for Herpetology? What IS herpetology? You know, looking for reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat. It’s odd to most people, but that’s how I got started with headlamps, to begin with. Here’s the headlamp most herpers are finding fits their needs. It’s BRIGHT, DURABLE, has … Read more

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