Best camping headlamps according to redditors

We found 339 Reddit comments discussing the best camping headlamps. We ranked the 100 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Camping Headlamps:

u/haypulpo · 26 pointsr/Ultralight

Oh, hello.

I like this one.

Kind regards.

u/grahamsmacker · 10 pointsr/motocamping

I do a lot of motocamping. I prefer to stay in camps with bathroom facilities--a hot shower and a modern toilet are great after riding twisty roads all day. I did the primitive thing when I was in my early 20s.

The foundation of my motocamping setup is my riding suit and gear. I often spend more hours riding than sleeping/camping. My suit is the Aerostitch Roadcrafter. In addition to crash protection, this suit really helps you deal with wet and/or cold conditions, while still being bearable in the hot, southern summer. When motocamping, I always take both my mesh summer gloves and my waterproof winter gloves regardless of location or season. I have a Shoei Neotec helmet and Cardo G9 bluetooth headset. I don't listen to music much, but audible GPS prompts and rider-to-rider communication are helpful in unfamiliar territory. Finally, I wear Dainese Nighthawk boots because they are all-season comfortable and waterproof.

  • Aerostitch Roadcrafter
  • Shoei Neotec
  • Cardo G9
  • Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots

    Now in terms of actual campsite gear:

  • Kelty Gunnison 2.1 This tent packs small and light, but is very long when setup. I'm 6'1" and I can sleep without my toes or head touching the tent walls. It also has two vestibules which are handy for gear storage. I purchased the optional tent footer as well. I usually grab some 7 mil plastic sheeting at Walmart for less than $2 to put under the footer--it keeps sand and dirt off your tent and therefore out of your luggage.

  • I prefer mummy-style backpacker sleeping bags. They pack very small and keep you warm, but are fine in warmer climates when left unzipped. Mine is a Kelty Light Stalker, but options abound online. I also use a Thermarest inflatable sleeping pad--essential in cold weather to prevent the ground from making you cold.

  • Browning makes a very comfortable camping pillow that packs fairly small. It's worth the space in my opinion. 10 years ago, I would use my clothes for a pillow, but these days I prefer a pillow.

  • A headlamp is essential. When you arrive at a campsite after dark, a headlamp gives you vision and two free hands at the same time. I prefer this model because it has a red-light mode that will preserve your night vision and is less obstructive to other campers.

  • Always take a knife and a multitool. My multitool of choice is the Leatherman.

  • I carry two JetBoil cooking systems. I take a canister for each. That lets me boil water for food and coffee at the same time, and gives me a backup if one of the stoves breaks. I can santize water if needed with these, and I know I can have a hot meal anywhere.

  • I use Starbuck Via instant coffee. I've done the french press thing, but the via packets are smaller and ready faster.

  • I take Mountain House freeze-dried food packs. They pack very small, and are easy to prepare.

  • Two plastic coffee mugs and some plastic utensils are always in my pack.

  • If cold weather is expected, I take a jacket and a fleece sweater with a neck on it. Layering these with the RoadCrafter keep me comfortable on the bike all the way down into the 20s.

  • I always take a cargo net. That way I can pack my wet towel outside the bags and let them dry while I ride.

  • Likewise, I always take a 60L and 30L dry bag. They are absolutely tiny when empty, but give you options if your bags get full or you have to pack in a hurry. They can always be strapped outside your bag.

  • I have both hard luggage and soft luggage. I very much prefer hard bags due to better fuel economy and improved handling. My hard bags are the Honda OEM bags for my bike. My soft bag is this one. It comes with a lot of straps, and mounting options.

  • Take a first aid kit.

    This is all off the top of my head, so I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

    Here's an imgur album with a few of these things visualized.
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 http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html

u/lectures · 8 pointsr/CampingandHiking

The BD Spot for $29 is a great light.

u/TechAria · 8 pointsr/running

I wouldn't go crazy and buy all the latest and greatest gear right now, but rather purchase gear as you go. You might find that you don't like running, and end up with a lot of expensive gear. Must haves are obviously shoes and clothes, but I would suggest gear that keeps you safe. If you run at night you will want to have a reflective vest (Example) and a headlamp (Example). After a few weeks of running, you might find what running clothes you prefer, and then you can stock up.

u/Arnitchie · 8 pointsr/flashlight

I'm still a little under the comment karma limit too :'(

I recently lost my Nitecore NU20 CRI and would love to replace it!

u/Rvirg · 7 pointsr/CampingGear

Go with an 18650 battery. They will last along time.

Skilhunt H03 LED Headlamp 18650 EDC Flashlight Max 1200 LED Lumens Waterproof Cree LED Headlight for Outdoor Sports Camping Light FloodLight(Neutral Light) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HGHIAD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_E83rDb6K8DE4M

u/drm390 · 7 pointsr/running

I started running in April of this year, but here is the gear I have been running with so far:

u/chronictherapist · 7 pointsr/flashlight

Sub is growing quickly!!

Armytec Elf for my office light

u/4000Kay · 6 pointsr/flashlight

No included battery (Illumn is the best store for that), but the Skilhunt H03 RC in Neutral White eats WowTacs for breakfast. Comes with a headband and has a very floody beam due to the TIR, which is important for hiking. It also has a magnetic tailcap and is extremely lightweight and compact, and has onboard charging, so no need to remove the battery before charging.

u/Zak · 6 pointsr/flashlight

High-end option:


Zebralight SC600Fd Plus

The key points relative to your request are the color temperature and color rendering index. 5000K color temperature is a very close match to direct sunlight. CRI is a measure of how colors look relative to a blackbody radiator of the same color temperature. At 5000K, it's essentially a comparison to sunlight. The SC600Fd has a CRI of 93-95 out of a possible 100, which is about as high as LEDs get.

There's another hiccup though: Zebralight's site shows that it's unavailable for order right now. It's a new model, and production is still ramping up. I'm told they may be trying to avoid a backlog of preorders, but it's hard to estimate when it will be available.

Budget option:


Astrolux S41 - also get the 18650 battery tube as the stock configuration takes 18350 batteries with about 1/4 the capacity.

This looks like a pretty nice light, but it's had some QC issues. This, I believe is the older version with less severe issues. If you find one made of stuff more exotic than copper and black-anodized aluminum, avoid it for now. The driver is also considerably less efficient than Zebralight's on lower modes, brightness decreases as the battery drains and there's no thermal sensor to keep it from overheating.

The good news is it still has a ~5000K color temperature and over 90 (typically 93) CRI. Here's a review with measurements.

Batteries


In either case, Sanyo NCR18650GA batteries are a good choice and reasonably priced. The Nitecore F1 charger is very compact and also acts as a USB powerbank. If you want two slots and a display, the Nitecore D2 is a good deal.

u/cwcoleman · 5 pointsr/CampingandHiking

More details would get you more valuable help. But here are 2 basic items I recommend:

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

u/Dorkamundo · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Never heard of the light, wouldn't trust it or the battery that comes with it. May not have low voltage protection.

Honestly, I fell in love with the Nitecore NU25 Plenty bright, lasts a long time, has the high CRI option and is very small so it doesn't hit things when you are sticking your head back behind a strut assembly.

u/PulpHero · 4 pointsr/Military

A miniature sewing kit. When you’re running missions outside, clothes tend to get ripped, and with only limited numbers, life can get rough. A sewing kit helps.
Spirarcha chili sauce. If your soldier likes spicy foods, send them this. It’s spicy, it has flavor, and it will last them a few months.

Socks and underwear. Send them hiking socks and replacement pairs of underwear. Clothes tend to get gross and if they don’t have laundry, sometimes it is for the best to toss out old underclothes and wear new ones.

Beef jerky.

Trail mix of various types.

Great ideas for one-time gifts. These range from relatively cheap, to pricy and are a great surprise to a soldier stationed anywhere. I’ve included links to the products to give you an idea of what they look like, though don’t take those links as the only/cheapest place to find them:

Adjustable two-point sling. On base they have to carry around a weapon everywhere, and on mission they’ll be going some serious distance with it in their hands. If they are still using an Army-issue plain sling life is going to get a bit annoying. An adjustable two-point sling makes things more convenient and lets them ready a weapon to fire without an awkward movement on a mission. Ignore this if they are using a machine-gun, because those use heavy duty slings. Various companies make these, I prefer the VTAC, but they are all similar in make.

Surefire Earplugs. On mission, soldiers are supposed to wear earplugs, but many don’t because its uncomfortable and often all they are issued are cheap low qualifty plugs. Surefire earplugs conform to the shape of the ear and they are designed to allow someone to still be able to hear conversation level noise while protecting from high level noise. These are great.

Head-Loc helmet straps. One of the greatest pains is a helmet that won’t stay secure. The Head-Loc straps stay tighter and make the helmet so comfortable that you forget you’re wearing it.

PMAGs. Magpul plastic magazines, or PMAGs are high quality replacements for metal GI magazines. Army issued metal magazines are often used for years past the date that they should be retired and they are prone to feeding issues (I won’t get into the details) and PMAGs fix many of those issues and give a soldier more confidence in their equipment. A combat load is 7 magazines, so don’t feel the need to buy more than that, and even one or two PMAGs is greatly appreciated. Ignore if they are using a machinegun.

Head-lamp. Walking around an outpost at night is tricky and Afghanistan can get dark, a head-lamp is a great help to keep your soldier from stubbing their toe or walking into barbed wire. Get only with some kind of red or blue light filter.

Mechanix gloves. Soldiers need to wear gloves on mission and they tend to get torn up, a replacement pair of mechanixs gloves is a good choice.

u/684692 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

My carlight is a Skilhunt H03 - (link to review) It's currently $32 on sale from gearbest but it's also on US amazon for $45 if you want it soon. It's a right angle light that takes 18650 batteries or 2 CR123A batteries. It can be worn using the headband, or held, or attached to a part of the car using the magnet on the tail. If you get this light, use 2 CRA123As as they can sit for a decade untouched. Just be sure to loosen the tailcap before you store it, since the flashlight itself has a small amount of passive battery drain while off that is an issue when you're speaking about multiple years.

Rechargable lithium batteries don't like the cold, and non-rechargable AAs tend to leak, so for a light you're going to just toss in your glovebox, consider using non-rechargables.

Even if you don't go with the H03, you can buy lithium AA batteries in hardware stores and toss that in your car flashlight and they won't leak on you and will turn the light on just fine a decade from now.

Edit: AA sized suggestion is the Thrunite T10 II. It's around $20 and runs on AA or 14500 (3.7V rechargable lithium AA sized battery). The NW (neutral white) version is recommended as it's closest to pure white rather than a harsher blue light.

Same suggestion as before, if you're going to toss it in a car buy some lithium AAs (non-rechargable, 1.5V) and twist the tailcap a little before storage so the parasitic drain (or accidental turn-on from a feisty pothole) doesn't get you over the course of years. It has a magnet too, which I find super useful for a car light.

u/NeedsSleepy · 4 pointsr/VEDC

Get a right angle flashlight with a magnetic base that can take CR123 batteries. It’ll double as a headlamp and those batteries last 10 years on standby. The magnetic base will stick to your vehicle to aid in repairs, and they take 18650 batteries if you want a rechargeable option.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HGHIAD8

Or, if you’d prefer a lens that allows for spotlight and floodlight:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J17ULR4

u/huffalump1 · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

To clarify, the Nitecore NU25 (Amazon link).

I love it! Super light, rechargeable, very bright, decent battery life, redmode. Perfect for a weekend trip.

I'll recommend the Wowtac A2S NW as well - brighter and way longer battery. It's a little heavier, but that pays off with more battery life (and an interchangeable cell).

u/Hup234 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I bought [this]
(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIOCZIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) from Amazon. Great price, lotsa light, and eminently usable, IMHO.

u/theoriginalviking · 3 pointsr/flashlight

This light has been pretty well regarded as a headlamp, otherwise Armytek has some good offerings for what you're looking for, I carried a Wizard Pro V3 up until yesterday when it tragically disappeared, they're stupidly durable, I hadn't respected mine in any way and it didn't even show any wear on it, the Tiara and Elf are good as well, from what I've heard. They're a little more expensive but if you get the Magnet USB version they don't need an external charger, just connect it to a USB port and it'll go the rest, and they come with batteries too.

u/mpak87 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

For a budget option that includes a battery and the equipment necessary to charge it, it’s really hard to beat. It is one of the most recommended lights around here.

The next light up on the price/quality scale is the Skilhunt H03 which just barely squeaks in under your budget from Amazon, though it can likely be found cheaper elsewhere. You would need to spend about $6 each on a couple of batteries and another $8 for a charger. Note this links are to Illumn, not Amazon, Amazon is fine for lights, but you don’t want to buy bare cells there, they have a bunch of dangerous fakes making it into their supply chain.

u/penguin941 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/The_Great_Clod · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

PMags seems to like this one. It says it's 2.1oz with the battery and it's $20. I'll probably buy one if my current headlamp breaks.

u/WarnedOregano · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks!

Nitecore HC30W 1000 Lumen Headlamp w/NL183 2300mAh Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I46V4TM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RmBhAbYE0GCE8

u/SevenBlade · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'm kind of digging these giveaways!

HC30W

u/leroy020 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Take a look at Astrolux S41. It is $30 on Amazon. XTAR MC1 charger is good quality and $8 on Amazon. I would not buy batteries from Amazon though, get a couple IMR 18350 cells from Mtn Electronics for about $12 shipped making this light well under your budget.

Things you might not like are that it is longer (3.2") than you want and it has a normal reverse clicky tail switch. The light does come with deep carry clip and lanyard. The real draw of this one is the output, 1400+ lumen quad emitter which at this price is hard or impossible to find elsewhere. With a little practice turbo and strobe are readily accessible or the light can be configured to turn on directly into these modes using mode memory.

Regarding using it as an impact tool no light in this price range will be designed to withstand heavy abuse but it does come in a stainless steel variety which would hold up better than aluminum. The steel version is S41S and is often available at Banggood for $35 but currently is $42, still barely within budget if you skip the spare battery. As far as best you can get in this price range, I think this is it.

u/masshysteria · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Hi, I would want the Nu20 CRI recommended from your great site and thank you.

u/Zberry1978 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'd like to try the nitecore NU20 I'm a big fan of the tube and tip so a headlamp would fit right in.

u/BingoThink · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/dahlberg123 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/I-Am-Loved · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Armytek Elf C1 is my entry!

u/swm5126 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thank for the giveaway!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075H3FGPJ

u/mrking2525 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/FindThisHumerus · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I could use one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075H3FGPJ

u/ManiacFoSho · 3 pointsr/flashlight

That’s very gracious of you!

ArmyTek Elf C1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075H3FGPJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_G9IhAbKV9F3JJ

u/benh509 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Great, super light, can hold in hand for better trail illumination or clip on to a hat for hands free.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LUO028U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_b2l2Cb31GDXSB

Awesome headlamp. Super light, lots of levels and a red light and lockable. Get it from Litesmith.com with the shock cord band for an even lighter option.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Q3l2CbTEV8FDE

I have both and love both.

u/King_Jeebus · 3 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

I used my phone for Guthook/camera (and podcasts) so it was pretty much a necessity to be charged before I could leave town... so I made sure my wall-charger, powerbank, and phone were all quick-charge and it made a massive difference for me: I would hit town and put phone/powerbank on charge first thing, do my re-ration etc, then be able to hit the trail again within a few hours with full charge ... whereas I knew other folk who had to stay overnight when they didn't want to.

I got:

  • AUKEY USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 & Dual Ports (surprisingly large, but worked great.)
  • Anker PowerCore II 10000 (great, quick charge both in and out. Only 1 port, but I 95% of the time just charged the phone.)
  • Nitecore NU25 (awesome torch. not quickcharge, but never really needed it)
  • 2 USB cables (came with the above stuff, I switched one out for a shorter one eventually)
  • Motorola G4+ (good for Guthook, meh camera but did the job well enough and it was kinda disposable as it only cost $100 unlocked)
  • iPod nano (I just like music so much while I walk I wanted a backup in case phone started getting low, and this thing is tiny. I actually used it a ton!)

    I think 2 ports is enough really, I would just charge the headtorch/ipod when I got the chance or a longer town stay. Ontrail I would kinda start running low if I used the phone a lot for 4 days, and have to be a bit conservy... there's likely better stuff now, but just fyi!
u/atetuna · 3 pointsr/camping

A pad. If you're expecting cold nights along the way, get an insulated pad. Foam pads and self inflating pads are inherently insulated. If you go with any form of inflatable, blow it up early so it has a chance to cool while you're setting up camp, then make sure you top it off before you go to sleep because the hot moist air you blow in will shrink a bit.

Got stakes? You may want to get a few extra, and get some extra cord too. To save yourself time while setting up camp, go ahead and set up your tent at home and attach the cord to every guyline loop and tie your tension knots. You really want to stake and guy out your tent if it's windy, and especially if you'll be leaving your tent during the day since you won't be around if the weather changes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnwfT2tQ1zU

No, don't buy a generator. You're on a road trip, so you'll probably get into campgrounds late in the day when there's usually a ban on using generators because of how noisy they are. If you really want power, then pay extra for a site at the campground that has electricity. OTOH, if you're just powering devices that charge via usb, then charge them in your vehicle, and get a power bank if you need extra power in your tent.

Double check the rating on your sleeping bag, especially if it's one of those bulky synthetic bags that cost around $100 or less. They tend to use the lower limit or extreme rating instead of the comfort rating. If you want to take the lazy way, then add 20°F to the rating...so a 20°F bag is actually comfortable at 40°F.

Get yourself a roll of quarters just in case laundromats don't have functioning coin exchangers, and if you're frugal, pack yourself some detergent too.

If you're changing locations every day, and you don't need a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, then you might be better off eating at restaurants or getting to go meals. It'll mean carrying less gear and spending less time cooking and cleaning. Bring snacks to fill in between meals.

You may want to get a flashlight and headlamp. /r/flashlight is the place to get recommendations for lights that are much better than Black Diamond, Petzl or worse. I'll throw out a quick recommendation. Nitecore NU20 or NU25 they have a low setting that's not too offensive to your tent mate if you need to get up in the middle of the night, the high mode is decent, it's efficient, and it'll actually show you the battery life in each mode unlike so many crappy plastic headlamps. There's also the Wowtac A1S.

If you get cold feet at night out there, take a look at your socks. It doesn't take much for socks to be tight enough to restrict blood flow and make your feet colder even if you're wearing extra socks.

u/The0ldMan · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I'd suggest a Knipex Pliers Wrench (expensive, but very nice to use for a lot of projects) and some spring punches and a head lamp to keep both hands free to use all your other tools.

u/kevinleedrum · 2 pointsr/photography

Definitely a headlamp (I like this one). Also, if your phone does IR, you can simply download an app like DSLR Remote instead of carrying around a remote.

u/lacecorsetdolly · 2 pointsr/XXRunning

I have this headlamp which is life.

You need to wear a hat/buff/low pony to see the safety lamp in the back, but this thing is so effing bright. Literally no difference between night and day running.

u/shrewdskein · 2 pointsr/UPS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076LPP8NT

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DVYPYVH

He'll look goofy, but it will help him stay warm. They also make summer gear that's really helpful at wicking the sweat away and keeping you cool.

A portable charger is also a great idea. If he's out there using a spotify playlist, his phone is going to lose charge quickly. Speaking of spotify, if you share a playlist, you can add great songs you find at any time, which can be a nice (or funny!) surprise.

Also, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIOCZIK. Has been helpful at times to see house numbers or walking up unlit walkways.

u/cooperred · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/barrelrollinpeppy · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/FuckleNut · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I’ve fetched the link for you. Edit your post.

u/1011000100001100 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks again for doing these giveaways!!

Skilhunt h03 please

u/PermanentWanderer · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/nekohunter · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for putting on the giveaway!

Nitecore HC30W

u/galloping_giraffe · 2 pointsr/running

Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp is on Amazon right now for $60.

Fits all your criteria, but just barely over your price tag. I just bought one yesterday.The price has been changing every couple days, but right now it's at the lowest I've seen it lately. Normally $80.

u/aj0220 · 2 pointsr/running

Hey, I literally just bought this and just used it on my first run. Great visibility from the front light- it has a dimmer effect and strobe effect too. The back light also has a few different modes and can alternate colors. Well worth it in my opinion.

​

As far as reflective gear, I own a lot of nike running clothing and I've been told that even though I'm wearing black, the reflective material on my shorts and shirts works very well. I wear the dry fit versions of nike running clothing. Good luck!

​

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LE9ZA28/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/alphabennettatwork · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25 Please and thank you, this is awesome!

u/I_Met_Bubb-Rubb · 2 pointsr/running

I run with a Nitecore NU25 on the medium setting and this reflective thing. The NU25 is the best headlamp I've ever used. It's USB recharable and it's really lightweight and doesn't protrude far so it doesn't bounce around while running.

u/PonyThug · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for being you. Annnnd Need a decent head light soNitecore NU25

u/Ffaattccaatt2 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I recently purchased the Nitecore NU25 for camping/hiking and think it would work for your needs.

u/mistawac · 1 pointr/hiking

Day One I'll have about 35 lbs (15.45 kg) of weight. This is my first time so there are probably several items in there I'll never take with me again, but I'd like to try 'em out once; I also have a shit sleeping bag that desperately needs upgraded. If you want specs, just ask and I'll happily share my spreadsheet!

Edit: The List

The Gear

u/mattbrad · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

LEDs are "green" right!

u/danimal317 · 1 pointr/Hunting

A two-light headlamp like this. I like using the red lamp for when I'm trying to get in to the woods pre-dawn and the regular lamp for field dressing in the dark.

u/SanDiegoMitch · 1 pointr/sandiego

I sleep with this, and this, and this, and one more thing if for some reason I ever need it in my closet.

u/shinpan · 1 pointr/bicycling

This sounds interesting... I already do the 'trying to beat your PB' game for my commuting route which is 10km on a paved path from a place I park to university campus (which has terrible non-free parking).

I won't know how different smaller segment PB times vs. a general PB time will be until I try it though. I'll think about it.


My favorite is to see how many different people I can pass on a given day.

Today I tried something stupid where I wanted to see if I could put my headlamp on without stopping which involved taking off my helmet, resting it on a handle bar, putting on the headlamp, then putting my helmet back on while continue to pedal and relying on physics to keep the bike upright.

I succeeded, but it was the stupidest thing I've ever tried... beat my previous PB on this trail despite this stupidity because someone passed me while I was attempting to put on the head lamp and I just would not let myself be passed because of this stupidity.

u/loimprevisto · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

I've wanted a LED headlamp for ages but keep putting off buying one. If I win I'd love to get one of these.

u/LonelySpeck2 · 1 pointr/LandscapeAstro

It wasn't as bad as I thought, a single shot and some editing is all it took. I picked up a headlamp (link below) from Amazon and used it in this shot. This particular one allowed me to adjust the width of the light, narrow or wide, and I went with the narrowest setting here. The light was really blue in the original image, I had to edit the beam to make it slightly lighter...and it's still very blue. Overall the shot was taken the same way as other astrophotography images. The night was cool and we had very little humidity, you could do something similar on a clear night. The sharpness and defined look was most certainly a result of a friend keeping their head steady for 23 seconds :)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIOCZIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/feistypenguin · 1 pointr/preppers

^ Basically came to post this. LEDs have mostly swept away the other lighting methods- with the possible exception of oil lanterns, which can sit for decades and be ready for use.

You can cobble together an entire solar + battery + charger + flashlight system for $100-150 USD, if you shop around online (which isn't bad, if you buy an item or two here and there). I will also vouch for Anker, they make really good charging gear.

u/MotherofAllNoobs · 1 pointr/GearTrade

If $22 is the lowest you can go, I'll pass. I believe it's $23 on Amazon.

u/tall_beck · 1 pointr/caving
u/Mopey_Zoo_Lion · 1 pointr/bicycling

Just a bit over your price point, but I rock a nitecore HC30

u/italicizedmeatball · 1 pointr/flashlight

I have to also echo the recommendations for a headlamp for camping and hiking. There are plenty of situations where hands-free would be very helpful. I know this is a little bit outside your budget, but value-wise it's hard to beat:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01EICSDSQ/

Nitecore is a decent company, and you get a headlamp, a battery, and a charger. The headlamp comes in neutral white or cool white tints (neutral is linked here), is lightweight, waterproof, can get up to 1000+ lumens, can be taken out of the headband and used as a flashlight, also comes with a clip for that purpose, etc.

That said, I think everyone here would be happy to provide more specific recommendations if you had something in particular in mind, or specific needs/use cases.

u/yemghost2001 · 1 pointr/ultrarunning

I need to buy a light for RDL pacing duties and am so stuck too... was about to jump on the Nao+ or Reactik+ and then my buddy is all crazy about the Skilhunt H03. He's going to let me borrow it this week so hoping to make a decision then!!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Waterproof-Headlight-Hands-free-FloodLight/dp/B01HGHIACE

u/thegenericchen · 1 pointr/Tools

I've got a one of these for a light: https://www.amazon.com/Skilhunt-Flashlight-Waterproof-Headlight-FloodLight/dp/B01HGHIAD8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=skilhunt&qid=1566489272&s=gateway&sr=8-3

It's tiny, waterproof, magnetic bottom, uses 18650's and headlamp strap comes in handy.

u/blackjeansandboots · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this again mate! I’d choose the Skilhunt H03 please.

u/StefanMajonez · 1 pointr/flashlight

I always wanted a good angle light, and this fits the price perfectly when you include shipping.

u/Esociform · 1 pointr/flashlight

Giveaway (neeearly)Thursday! Thanks Para!

I'm in for the Skilhunt H03!

u/dunchblaster · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/jquagga · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm still chasing the Skillhunt H03 in NW. Thanks again!

u/snakesoup88 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt h03 please.

u/PLS_SEND_ME_A_DOLLAR · 1 pointr/flashlight

I've been wanting a right angle lately...

H03! Thank you for this chance!

https://www.amazon.com/Skilhunt-Flashlight-Waterproof-Headlight-FloodLight/dp/B01HGHIAD8/

u/Rickerttt · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/mc-w · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you!

skilhunt H03

u/unsane_imagination · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for this giveaway and all the support on this subreddit and the forums.

I’d like the Skilhunt H03 if I’m selected, thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HGHIAD8

u/Zberry1985 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/alvis_time_miracle · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for these giveaways!

Skilhunt H03

u/Maniacal_Ozman · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Hairy_Kiwi_Sac · 1 pointr/flashlight

Whooooo! Thank you for this.

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Skilhunt H03 Neutral White

u/wyatt1209 · 1 pointr/flashlight


Skilhunt h03 thanks again for doing these

u/The_Golgothan · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/TrainingTax · 1 pointr/flashlight

Your website is a fantastic tool I peruse far too often for fun!
https://www.amazon.com/Skilhunt-H03R/dp/B01HGHIAG0/?tag=parametrek-20
But honestly, your website is amazing!

u/nessie7 · 1 pointr/flashlight

This one I think, it looks like an alright angled light.

Also, props on you for doing this all the time.

u/jslaybaugh · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

HEIMDALL Mini Led Headlamp Flashlight with Red Light for Running, Hiking, Camping & DIY Chores. Head Flashlight IPX6 Water Resistant, 115lumen, 6 Light Modes, 1AA Battery(included)Long Last https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I02VQQG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GB62AbVD75WD3

u/kevinmartingreen · 1 pointr/flashlight

www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX8MJU0

With the Nichias. This is a great giveaway idea!

u/TMan328 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/946336 · 1 pointr/flashlight

TIL the Astrolux S41 is under $40, so that's what I'm looking at.

u/muffinthumper · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Ramrawd · 1 pointr/flashlight

Astrolux S41! In nichia flavor! Thank you!

Astrolux S41 4x Nichia 219B/ XP-G2 A6 1600LM Mini LED Flashlight, Battery Powered Flashlight, Key Chain Flashlights for Camping Hiking Travelling (Batteries Not Included) (Yellow) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX8MJU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_aVuXzbC96CB5M

u/olympusmons · 1 pointr/flashlight

Heyoooo. Thx.

Astrolux S41 4x Nichia 219B/ XP-G2 A6 1600LM Mini LED Flashlight, Battery Powered Flashlight, Key Chain Flashlights for Camping Hiking Travelling (Batteries Not Included) (yellow1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX8MJU0

u/infinity526 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm in for an S41 Nichia https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX8MJU0

u/hugburger · 1 pointr/flashlight

Mad respect for doing this and thanks for the shoutout :)

u/NatesYourMate · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm gonna have to go with the S41 too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LX8MJU0/

Thanks!

u/Robots_FTW1 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/guerrilla154 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Astrolux S41, obviously with the Nichia.

u/thedodgedude · 1 pointr/flashlight

I like this one!

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/Watada · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/heliosxx · 1 pointr/flashlight

If this ends up in the price range when it comes time to pick:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FD3QQBU

Otherwise:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MY57UF3/
seems interesting

u/bombadil1564 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you! Should I be so lucky, I'd love this high cri headlamp:

Nitecore 9004726 (Sysmax Industrial) Nu20 Cri USB Rechargeable Headlamp, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBTITDN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hBdUAbM5NEAR3

u/robelee1865 · 1 pointr/flashlight

You’re the best

Zebralight SC53w AA Neutral White Flashlight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075NS1YDK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yrDpDb96CR6F5

u/sco0ts19 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

Zebralight SC53w AA

u/3d71 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for the giveaway!

Zebralight SC53w AA Neutral White Flashlight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075NS1YDK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0B.oDbXNAHGZV

u/turtlingturtles · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wahoo! I'll try for the Zebralight.

u/HallSquadSkates1984 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you so much!

Zebralight SC53w

u/camawon · 1 pointr/flashlight

amzn.com/B075NS1YDK

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Thanks dude!

u/lightscarred · 1 pointr/preppers

NITECORE NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output - White, Red, High CRI - Lightweight USB Rechargeable Headlamp (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9/

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

u/siege_tank · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/JustAnotherStranger- · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/SpeedyLou · 1 pointr/flashlight

The Nu25 would make a great headlamp for night hikes! Thanks for doing this and congrats!

u/ragnarthesweet · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/GrandioseAnus · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/improbablydrunknlw · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/JMTaco · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/onewasbored · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25

Thank you!

u/Richard_bender · 1 pointr/flashlight

This one please!

Thanks for the giveaway! Been putting my copper mini baton clipped to my hat for working under my house, could use a head lamp.

u/NanotechNinja · 1 pointr/flashlight

What a legend you are!

>Here's hoping!

u/zvan3 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25

Thanks! So generous!

u/naughty_farmer · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/B-MONEY · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Thatguy0329 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/scheides · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I don't have one yet, but the Nightcore NU25 is on my list for my next headlamp. It has high lumen output when needed and is usb rechargeable.

Nightcore NU25 Headlamp

u/loves_tospoon · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output - White, Red, High CRI - Lightweight USB Rechargeable Headlamp (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_a8b1DbEP5GFW8

u/fattypenguin · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/_dus · 1 pointr/flashlight

One day I'll win these giveaways... LOL. Thanks as always for your generosity!

u/Imnobodyx · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/WannaBMonkey · 1 pointr/flashlight

I finally commented enough to qualify so I'd celebrate with a new high cri headlamp.
https://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-NU25-Lumen-Triple-Output/dp/B0785TM5SX

u/chrisbenson · 1 pointr/Ultralight

This is a very popular headlamp around here lately. I've had one for a little while and I'm really impressed. You can fashion a UL headband that works surprisingly well like this. My NU25 with headband is only 1.06oz

If you carry a backup battery bank then a rechargeable light is a great way to go since you can be assured you'll never run out of power. You can still use them as they're charging if it dies in the middle of using it. It's nice to not have to worry about how much juice is left in my AAA or how many backups to carry just in case.

u/Vortexbig · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd like to try the Armytek Elf: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UMDpDb5Z4KKGD

Thanks as always!

u/BEAVS69 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway! Amazon link

u/left_schwift · 1 pointr/flashlight

I’m going for the ArmyTek Elf C1, I plan on using it for early morning runs and first responder work if I win. Thanks for the giveaway as always!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ia.FDbAA1957M

u/CarbonAltered · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/tasort · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/flextov · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/danksause · 1 pointr/flashlight

ALWAYS need more lights!

Thank you as always

u/PotvinThePotman · 1 pointr/flashlight

ArmyTek Elf C1
Thank you for your generosity I’m sure everyone here appreciates it

u/brendanvista · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2

u/19b34413f6f60afd6e4c · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/birdthirds · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd love one of these
ArmyTek Elf C1 Micro-USB Rechargeable 1050 Lumens Magnetic Tailcap Multi-Use Headlamp and LumenTac USB Cable https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wJg3CbTR1PJAM

u/The-Internet-Sir · 1 pointr/flashlight

Don't own a right angle light and could really use one, so I'll try for the elf c1.
Thanks as usual!

u/MNLegoBoy · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for what your doing in this sub

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Armytek Elf C1

u/afternoonjoke · 1 pointr/flashlight

The elf c1 would be awesome.

Thanks for doing this!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/

u/cap90 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ArmyTek Elf C1 Micro-USB Rechargeable 1050 Lumens Magnetic Tailcap Multi-Use Headlamp, LumenTac USB Cable and Battery Organizer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w9mWCbSZ3V6C8

u/HoffWasHere · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for hosting this! I love your site but my wallet says otherwise.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2

u/Moon_cow_firetrucks · 1 pointr/flashlight

Elf C1

I’ve been on this subreddit for about a month and I see that a lot of people have this light it look interesting an I was looking into buying it. If I could win it that would be great. If anyone knows any thing a bout the elf c1 or another great headlamp I would be glad to hear.

Thank you and happy 70k

u/Osz1984 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/FFP-Papa · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/FlukesAndVolts · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/JustDoIt-Slowly · 0 pointsr/trailrunning

I like this one, it’s very light and I just bring extra batteries.

Light Headlamp: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01I02VQQG/

Long lasting lightweight lithium batteries:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071D87WPV?

u/jflat06 · 0 pointsr/Ultralight

> Unfortunately no one makes a good lightweight micro-usb rechargeable headlamp with a replaceable cell at the moment.

This is what I use.

Slightly on the heavy side, but it checks all the boxes for me.

Edit: for anyone curious, mine clocks in a 99g after removing the magnet.

u/PJayW · -1 pointsr/Ultralight

1.3 ounce headlamp with red light for $12.94

HEIMDALL Mini Led Headlamp Flashlight with Red Light for Running, Hiking, Camping & DIY Chores. Head Flashlight IPX6 Water Resistant, 115lumen, 6 Light Modes, 1AA Battery(included)Long Last https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I02VQQG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wBqzzbMWGBQJN