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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

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

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 They’re outdated, sure, but they’re working great!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

Energizer Hard Case 325 Lumens (Review)

Energizer Hard Case 325 lumen Rugged Headlamp

[Page updated: 1 June 2022] I ordered 8 new headlamps to review, and this Energizer Hard Case headlamp was the first one to arrive. This was the one I was looking forward to the least. Half of these Energizer headlamps are still using tungsten bulbs! Really. Energizer flashlights are in our Target and Walmart stores, … Read more

Headlamp Battery Replacements – Best Recommendations

Petzl Nao+ Plus and Nao 3 rechargeable 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery.

[Page updated: 1 June 2022] Eventually, headlamp batteries wear out and won’t hold a full charge anymore. With recent 2020-2022 headlamps, a decent headlamp battery should last a year or 300 recharge cycles – whichever is longer. Personally, I just can’t stop recommending the Petzl brand headlamps, I believe there is nothing better on the … Read more

Best Caving Headlamp in 2022? Petzl TRIOS

Petzl Ultra Vario Caving Headlamp and helmet.

[Page Updated: 1 June 2022] Petzl headlamp company has been developing cutting-edge headlamps and caving helmets for decades. You’ll probably want to go with the set up below. It features a Petzl Helmet (Petzl Helmet) and ULTRA VARIO three CREE LED bulb caving headlamp. The beam is ultra-wide – giving the best possible light disbursement for … Read more

OLIGHT HS2 Headlamp Review 400 Lumens (2022)

OLight HS2 headlamp and battery pack, new for 2018.

[Page updated: 4 June 2022] I was anxious to get to this OLIGHT HS2 headlamp review for the last couple of days. It’s quite a nice looking headlamp and my friend has the H35 Wave I think it is, and he loves it – so I really wanted to do this review. FINALLY, I CAN. … Read more

Petzl NAO Headlamp (Full Review)

Petzl Nao 2 headlamp with 575 lumens and Reactive Lighting Technology. This headlamp is for any activity.

[Page updated: 1 June 2022] We’ve used this Petzl NAO headlamp the longest of any we have, for over 2.5 years, and we love it. That said, there are still just a couple things we’d love to have fixed. The price for this Nao in January 2018 is very close to the newest iteration – … Read more

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