Reddit Reddit reviews WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 6 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW)

We found 124 Reddit comments about WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 6 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 6 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW)
High-performance CREE XP-L V6 LED with smooth reflector produces a defined small focused light pattern, making A2S has a useful spill and flood to optimize your field of vision.Features 5 lighting modes with extra hidden SOS: Firefly; Low mode; Mid mode; High mode; Turbo mode and SOS for long range vision & long-lasting use.Push button on/off switch sits on right side of headlamp, one-handed adjustment from 0.3 to 1050 lumens. Push button switch also retains memory of light output at any of the low, mid, high modes.Weighing only 3.8oz(without battery) with adjustable elastic headband, A2S made with aircraft grade aluminum with waterproof IPX-7, which can be used in all weather condition from all angles.Extra Bonus: A2S headlamp can be taken off as a handheld flashlight, with a length of 4.17 inches. 1x USB Rechargeable 18650 3400 mAh included.
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124 Reddit comments about WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 6 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW):

u/SleepWalkersDream · 13 pointsr/flashlight

Definetly Wowtac A2S as I need to upgrade to the 18650 world.
Edit: Aw maan, it would appear that I don't have the required 100 comment carma :/

u/Zak · 12 pointsr/flashlight

As you might have guessed, the claimed brightness of your headlamps is a lie. With three XM-Ls and two 18650s, there's a good chance you're getting around 1500 lumens. It's definitely going to have more output than any of the 3xAAA headlamps just because it has several large LEDs and about 8 times the battery capacity (assuming good, new 18650s).

New 18650s would improve performance, but you'd still have a very heavy, low-quality headlamp. Note that I recommend against using the onboard charging in a low-quality headlamp like this because improper charging of Li-ion batteries can cause a fire or explosion. The risk increases as the batteries age, so the fact that it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're safe.

Something like a Wowtac A2S might be good for you. I'd suggest neutral white for better color, but it doesn't seem to be offered on UK Amazon. Very low white is preferred over red for preserving night vision in the flashlight community, and the A2S has a 0.3 lumen mode.

u/Wolczyk · 10 pointsr/CampingGear

Ya I could give some recommendations.

First, that 200 lumens claimed by Black Diamond is more than likely inflated. How long do they claim that lasts?

Second, a lot of people who enjoy the outdoors believe that a red light is best for keeping night vision. Over at r/flashlight it has been debated a lot and the general consensus is that a "sub-lumen mode" is better than a red light for keeping night vision. That would be a mode that is below 1 lumen, and I could not agree more.

Now for the recommendations (Please note I did not have time to find the best deals out there, so please look around for better pricing. Also, I recommend for all the below recommendations that you go with the WARMEST tint.):

Wowtac A2S- Well regarded as one of the best starter headlamps out there at a great price. Comes with a rechargeable battery.

Skillhunt H03- Another highly praised light at a decent price. Does not come with a battery. This light would require a battery that could be charged or a battery with a charger.

Olight H1R Honestly, I don't know much about this one as I am not a fan of Olight. However, Olight is a well regarded brand and I gurantee many people out there enjoy that light.

Armytek Wizard Pro- My personal favorite of the group. Very well regarded light with an amazing beam pattern and vast range of setting. Although a little expensive, this is an amazing light I have no problem recommending. Also check out the Elf and the Tiara

Zebralight Again, I don't know much about Zebralight. However, most people over at r/flashlight debate whether Zebralight or Armytek makes the best headlamp. If you like Zebralight and want a specific model recommendation, check over in the sub reddit.

There are a lot more out there. u/parametrek has created a database where you can put in your requirements and it will show you basically every light under the sun that is a good fit. Check it out

u/bmengineer · 7 pointsr/flashlight

The Wowtac A2S is available on Amazon for $29.99

u/mpak87 · 7 pointsr/flashlight

I recommend tacking an extra $5 onto your budget and getting an Armytek ELF C2, one of the greatest headlamp in existence that can quickly detach into a hand flashlight as well. It comes with a battery and has a built in charger. I love mine. I haven’t tried putting it on a hard hat, but they actually make a mount that clamps to your hat, and will hold it very securely.

Both pieces together are a touch higher than your original budget, but it’s completely worth it, and I think you’d be happier with this combo than anything else.

If that’s just too much to spend, check out the Wowtac A2s. It doesn’t have the same mounting options, and the charger is built into the cell itself, but is by far the best light $30 can buy.

u/techguy24 · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S is a great starting light if you don't want to spend as much as a Zebralight starting out. You could always keep it as a backup if you decide to get something fancier too.

Depending on how technically inclined you are, I'd consider swapping out the LED for something high CRI (I put an LH351D in one, and it's much better) and maybe a TIR lens if you want more peripheral vision.

u/Virisenox_ · 6 pointsr/flashlight
u/IgnoranceIsAVirus · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing

I have the A1s and am very happy with it, going to start getting into bicycling to lose some weight.

This will help after dark.

(Keeping fingers crossed)

Thanks either way, made me poke around where I didn't look before.

u/Handsome_Zack · 5 pointsr/flashlight

If its really going to take that much of a beating, I'm a fan of Streamlight for dependability. Their ProTac 2L-X was on my shortlist of lights for a good while, so long as you don't mind a blue-as-heck LED. It also comes out to 500 lumens with a good usable beam. Its not compact, but its within your budget and slips quite comfortably into a jeans pocket and clips to most anything with its two-way pocket clip. Other lights you might want to check out are the Thrunite TN-12 or Neutron, or if you just want a cheap light that is a good starter to 18650's I am a huge fan of the WOWTAC A1S (their A2S is also a well-reputed starter headlamp).

EDIT: Added links

u/zerostyle · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I've been researching this myself. I do think you need to specify a few things first though:

  • Do you ever need to use it as a headlamp?
  • Do you care about weight/size?
  • Prefer floody vs longer throw/spot?

    The ones I'm considering are mostly mentioned in this thread, but I'll list a few:


  • Wowtac A2 and A2S - cheap because it includes a rechargeable battery. No neutral white for a few more months, though. $20-$30.
  • Skilhunt H03 - seems to be my favorite option with a coupon. Considered more floody than the wowtac above, and can swap out the TIR for 45/60 degree if you want. $30 with coupon

    Regular lights / slightly cheaper:

  • Atactical A1S and A1 - similar to wowtac above. Dirt cheap good lights. $20-$30
  • Convoy S2+ - also a good cheap small light. People seem to think that the 7135x6 driver is the best option and choose one of the neutral white emitters (4.5-5k or so). The brighter temp is on sale for 9.99 right now, but you might want the 5A or 4C options. Considered a floody light. Custom firmware can be loaded onto it. $10-$16.
  • Astrolux S1 - was designed the budgetlightforum. Similar to the Convoy, but has a custom driver for more brightness but also runs a lot hotter. Has a custom firmware. $23.

    Battery options:

    From my research, the best values batteries are these, depending on category:

    Highest capacity, current good for maybe 6A (some say 10A):

    Panasonic 35E or Sanyo NCR18650GA

    Need high current: (10-20A)

    Sony VTC6 or Samsung 30Q
u/NerfEveryoneElse · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I believe an angled light is better for camping in general(you need two hands when cooking or setup tent), it can be used as both headlamp or hand held, also can be clipped on belt or backpack. If you dont have any experience with 18650, a wowtac A2S is the best starter package I believe. Or if you are more interested in the straight option, a Nite Ize headband can mount any straight light less than 1" on your head.

u/parametrek · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

> claimed to be very bright (5000 lumens)

That is a lie. They are maybe 2000 lumens. Briefly.

> Just got to find the "best" batteries for my uses

The NRC18650B is a popular low priced high capacity cell. You've got several good vendors in the UK: or Ecolux or Fogstar.

> if you compare 1 site to another they all give very different lists of top 10s

/r/flashlight is a pretty good place for getting good advice.

> Max of £50, I'd prefer one around about £25 though.

There are only 2 decent 18650 headlamps in that price range. The Wowtac A2 or A2S.

> Red light mode to reduce blinding fellow humans & to allow for night vision to restore quicker than

That is kind of a myth? Extremely dim white light is just as unoffensive and good at preserving night vision. The A2 and A2S have an 0.3 lumen firefly mode that is harmless unless you are mashing the light into your eyeball.

> NO strobe settings (I know most have them)

The A2 and A2S do not have a strobe. They do have an SOS but it is hidden behind a fancy click sequence. You won't turn it on by accident.

u/effortDee · 4 pointsr/trailrunning

After a headlamp for long miles but don't want to break the bank because it's a potential christmas gift?

Get the Wowtac A2S a 18650 L shaped headlamp and it's perfect for running (unless you're in fog or the clouds and its dark!)

Been running with this for a few months now and it's incredible, has firefly 1 lumen mode which apparently lasts weeks, then 10, 60, 200 lumen modes, i run with the 60lumen mode around the mountains and it's perfect, occasionaly clicking in to the 200 lumens to see ahead. Also has turbo and strode modes which I don't use but might one day for some photography stuff.

The reason I got it is that the 63lumen mode can run for 19+ hours, and it's 18650. Everyone needs to start migrating to 18650 running headlamps/torches. It's also a third of the price of any petzl or other "named" headlamp runners use and imo better. If you head over to /r/flashlight they will all say the same.

I am comparing this to a Nextorch Eco star (2xAAA) headlamp which is fantastic but comes in at 40lumens which just wasn't bright enough for some runs. Many different torches (I have a big collection) and i've tested friends petzls and other overpriced head torches, the wowtac beats it hands down!

u/flyliceplick · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite TN12 and Wowtac A2S perhaps? Both take Li-ion 18650 rechargeable batteries. The A2S does SOS at least, if that satisfies your flashing function.

You should be able to get those two, plus batteries and charger for less than £100. You'll need a separate pocket clip for the A2S in order to hang it off a pocket, belt, stab vest, etc and of the ones here I think the best one is the 21-23mm as the A2S is 23.5mm.

u/EdinDevon · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'd also suggest neutral white.

If you'd rather a handheld (or even get one of each) there is the A1S. Both are acceptable introductory low cost lights.

Amazon UK also stock a range of olights, I've not got one but I hear good things about them.

u/FuckleNut · 3 pointsr/flashlight

That’ll be too throwy for this purpose. I’d suggest a usb rechargeable headlamp.

u/CuppaSouchong · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

[Here] ( is a headlamp I use.

Cycling though brightness levels is by just holding down the switch. No need for clicking. The less necessary and used modes like SOS and firefly are hidden so you don't accidentally go there. Plus, it has last mode memory which is very important to me.

Edit; I see others have said Wowtac. Really, really good headlamp. I'm a mechanic and it has held up to all the dirty abuse that comes from that.

u/archover · 3 pointsr/flashlight

May I recommend my two lights (I walk 1-3hrs most nights) that I use in heavily wooded counrtyside:

  • Thorfire S70S - very good throw and decent flood, rugged and a serious heavy light, 3960lm, 2x18650 or 2x26650 (my use), fast shipping from Amazon at $56. You will need batteries and charger (VC2 for me). I run mine on High (1800lm). IMO the advertised Turbo setting at 3960lm is not worth the heat and reduced run times, and barely noticed output improvement. I use flat top unprotected batteries but most say to use protected ones.

  • Wowtac A2s right angle Neutral White My essential light, great for its size decent throw and flood, light and comfortable to wear, ~1000lm 1x18650 button top protected included, which charges via USB port. Same criticism running on Turbo; I run on High (~400lm) and still seriously bright which does 4-1/2 hrs it is said. Again, fast shipping from Amazon and an amazing $30 value. Note: For best results, use button top batteries. Flat tops cut off with vibration.

    How I use my lights: I walk a lot, and wear the headlamp and carry the S70S on the included sling. My hands are free. The headlamp is on all the time (High) and when I need huge reach, it's one button press away on the handy S70S. No fumbling around. The headlamp lights the way for my feet (especially important because of where I walk), and about 40 yards ahead. The S70S is great for seeing the wildlife (deer, coyotes, etc) across fields. My observation on distance: If you can't make out details you care about, at 500 yards in the day time, don't expect it at night with any light. Your eyes are a limiting factor.

    Finally, a headlamp is a no brainer if you need to work with your hands in the dark.
u/SinkIntoTheSky · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Would love this for camping and I still don't own a right angle!

u/jtm94 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Still gonna go with the Wowtac A2S

Happy holidays everyone!

u/Magneticitist · 2 pointsr/flashlight

That reminds me to go dumpster diving myself. I've got a coworker who goes all the time with his wife and I don't know how but they are always scoring a lot of goodies.

Anyway it seems like there are some lights out there many would skip over because of better a little more expensive alternatives, but those lights also seem to fit your needs pretty well so there may not be any need to spend the extra money. One such light is the Wowtac A2S I saw reviewed not too long ago. There's also the A2 for ten bucks cheaper but it's half as bright. It's your basic angled 18650 XP-L headlamp that comes with a battery with the built in microUSB recharging port. Again, not the best light for the price range, not the best included battery, but it sounds like you would get good use from it in an all inclusive package.

u/JoeIsHereBSU · 2 pointsr/preppers

In your area keep an eye out for an event called "Stop the Bleed". It is a free event that teachings how to teat medical trauma. Other than that you can go to 2nd hand book shops and look for books related to prepping topics. Other cheap suggestions.

  • LED Headlamp
    • you can find these as cheap as $7 but this is what I suggest
  • LED Flashlight
    • you can find these cheaper but that is what I suggest
  • Edible plant books for your area on amazon.
    • Usually around $10 to $20
  • Medical herbs book
    • you can find more like this on amazon
  • Ask your parents to start gardening with you or at least let you do it. Seeds are cheap.
  • Make yourself a hobo stove. There are videos on youtube on how to do it.
  • Candles.
    • Cheap stuff you can get at thrift stores and on clearance. You'll slowly learn what are good prices on them over time. Right after the holidays are the best time for these.

      I've run out of time. Let me know if you have any questions.
u/A92AA0B03E · 2 pointsr/flashlight

So .. I have a question. Would I lose much by going for the A2S? I know it's not a form factor I listed but seeing the price difference, I'm wondering how much "worse" it would be and the form factor would be easily useable.

u/CubeLifeDeskJob · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thanks bruhh!

u/DE-173 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Weird-- I think I might have mixed it up with the A2 (550lm max), which is $20 USD on US Amazon, but the A2S (1050lm max) is still only $30 USD on both US Amazon and the official Wowtac store, although it doesn't seem to be available there right now.

Not sure what shipping to Canada is like, may be slow but it could end up being cheaper.

u/huisek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac a2s would be sweet

u/07aeroblue · 1 pointr/flashlight

Another headlamp would be super useful! Thanks a million!

u/CarLucSteeve · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/4dcatman · 1 pointr/flashlight

Quick note for contest runners - 40 dollars is about 29 pounds and 60 pence. Easier to call it 30 pounds to allow all the u.s flashlights which are 29.99 on amazon over here

u/mountaintop123 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/camit34 · 1 pointr/flashlight

A nice headlamp would be a great addition. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

u/RepostNazi · 1 pointr/flashlight

Coming out of an 8 year retirement for:
PS, anyone want this username. It could be doing more good in the redditverse than I'm capable of. Maybe a bot or something.

u/willydynamite94 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/dasbett311 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I desperately need a new headlamp

u/Skizzik0 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wow, thanks for doing the giveaway!
My home country's Amazon only carries books but I'm pretty sure either the German or British Amazon would also ship here.
The Wowtac A2S I see a few people mentioning here looks like an interesting right-angle light. I think that'd be my first choice.

u/mossington1911 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Looking at a right angle flashlight for my next flashlight.

Edit: Amazon link because I'm poor at reading and comprehension.

u/Hovsky · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S, so I don't trip when I run at night!


u/WhenTheBeatKICK · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd go with this

need a headlamp for mountain bikiing after my ride in the dark last night, need more lumens on the trail!

u/C41n · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

260 comments but only 90 up votes? Common guys

u/DyedInkSun · 1 pointr/flashlight

Can I choose one over forty and pay the difference? if so elf c2 if not I'll look through the list and edit in my selection into this post later.

edit: wowtac a2s

u/BpooSoc · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2s because I need a right angle headlamp:

Thanks! You the best!

u/Dickie_McDickface · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/I_Have_A_Girls_Name · 1 pointr/flashlight

Praying to the great God of randomness for this headlamp!:

u/SecretarySalty · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/fun_pickle · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/IEatPizza · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/thenomadicguy · 1 pointr/flashlight

I've never won any giveaway or lottery in my life but that shouldn't stop me from trying ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

u/PBSabre · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'll add it to the list. Do you have any input on their headlamp?

I'm starting to get the feeling that sticking to all-inclusive packages to begin with might be the way for me.

u/Stealthattack00 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks dude!

Edit: NW would be appreciated.

u/snakeproof · 1 pointr/flashlight

Grateful for the chance of entering a giveaway,
I love high CRI lights like this!

But I don't have any angle lights and I'm torn between the nitecore and this.

u/wigglam · 1 pointr/flashlight (NW)

Thank you for doing this!

u/Delta_V09 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'll go with the Wowtac A2S in neutral white. Don't need anything for myself at the moment, but this would make a good gift for somebody I know.

u/elegiacally · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing

New to flashlights and would love to try this. (: thank you for doing this!

u/Zealo · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/ninjamike808 · 1 pointr/EDCexchange

Everything here is junk. Get a Wowtac right angle light that uses an 18650: WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW)

u/thenorsewind · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/MelodicBrush · 1 pointr/flashlight

> Sofirn SP40

It actually costs around $40 here, still worth it? For comparison Amazon also recommends "Wowtac® A2 Series" which is around $33

u/vegas_guy702 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Woohoo my first chance to enter a GAW

this if I’m lucky enough

u/Spinnster · 1 pointr/flashlight

I love that you do this.

I've been wanting an 18650 headlamp for a while :)

u/BayTrails · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thank You!!!

u/ddhrider · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you so much!

Thank you again!

u/das_ambster · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome giveaway
this is the one for me!

u/robjub · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is an awesome thing to do! Thanks !
My choice would be: Wowtac A2S

u/McGivens · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/ryebreaded · 1 pointr/flashlight

wowtac a2s CW

Thanks for the giveaway, Para!

u/SpeedyLou · 1 pointr/flashlight

My entry at 38k was for a
Nitecore nu25. Ended up buying it during a sale. I’m loving it...

Now for a different kind of headlamp.
Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp

u/jozinhoo · 1 pointr/flashlight

In for Wowtac A2S

Thanks, generous of you!
Edit: Changed the light after scrolling a bit here

u/22shorts · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/CaptainBears · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ah yes, the most desirable of giveaways. Time to roll the dice, GOOOOOOOO!

Wowtac A2S

Thanks for all your contributions to this sub!

u/9100 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Or the cheaper version if the shipping tips the scales, I don't have an Amazon account to log in to and check. Just looks like a handy toolbox light.

u/Pastafarianextremist · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thanks for the opportunity. I plan to use it for night hiking, bushcraft and reading at night (my lamp stopped working a long time ago).

u/fuzzypickles0_0s · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S


u/AeroElectro · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/rychastings · 1 pointr/flashlight

wowtac a2s neutral white pls! thank you!

u/xallis22 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Been interested in getting a quality headlamp for a while, you might save me the trouble!

u/ClementineWillySocks · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/pants_upz · 1 pointr/flashlight

What would be the major difference between the Wowtac A2S and the WowtacA2? One is alot more expensive than the other (

u/ipwn3r456 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I will take the Wowtac A2S, hopefully I am not too late.

u/mcfarlie6996 · 1 pointr/flashlight

>My tool of choice is the A2S 1000lm, throw with flood, comfortable, $30.

But what output do you usually use?