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Best Camping Headlamps of 2019

Black Diamond Icon

I’m getting into summit territory with the Black Diamond Icon. This headlamp is designed to last a long time, shine brightly throughout, and handle the elements. It’s overkill for most normal hiking and backpacking trips, but for serious adventure, it’s a favorite among the outdoor community.

The Icon received an update for 2017, with the most notable feature being a boosted 500-lumen output, making it the most powerful Black Diamond headlamp on the market. You also get a healthy battery life even on the highest setting, and a full waterproof casing that protects the headlamp up to a depth of 1 meter. The biggest downside of the Icon is that it weighs a hefty 10.6 ounces and the rear carrying case is bulkier than the less powerful options. But for a bombproof lamp that is up for just about anything, we highly recommend the Black Diamond Icon.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon .There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the the price.

 Fenix HP25R

With dual LEDs staring straight at you and a second strap for securing over the top of the head, the Fenix HP25R doesn’t lack presence, resembling a pro level cycling light. Individually controlled, those two beams each have a unique job. One is a dedicated spotlight, pumping out a maximum of 1,000 lumens in burst mode (the standard “high” level is 350); the other is a floodlight also with 350 lumens.

What makes the Fenix unique is the incredible combined output when the two lights are switched on together. Don’t expect the fun to last long, however, as the turbo mode will drain your battery at a rapid rate. Nitpicks? Outside of the short battery life, it would be nice for such a rugged looking (and heavy) item to be more water ready, with only an IPX 6 rating that falls short of the waterproof Black Diamonds above.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Petzl – NAO+ Headlamp

I’ll start with the obvious: for $200, you could buy a shopping cart full of headlamps. But what sets the Petzl NAO + apart from other models is its strong output and reactive technology. Designed to respond to the object you are looking at, the lamp automatically adjusts its beam distance and intensity, hence using less energy and eliminating the hassle of switching back and forth between modes. More, the NAO + has a compatible phone app where you can check power levels, store settings, and make adjustments to light performance.

Pumping out a maximum of 750 lumens, the NAO + is incredibly powerful and runs on a strong 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery. This alone makes it a great headlamp for those that demand the highest levels of performance, but the reactive lighting technology hasn’t been perfected. The sensor can be tricked by dust or rainfall, and the battery life is disappointing. At its price, the NAO + has relatively limited appeal, but continued improvements to the reactive design are promising.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon .There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Princeton Tec Apex Extreme

Built for cold and harsh conditions, the Princeton Tec Apex Extreme delivers strong performance and reliability. The most unique part of the design is the remote battery pack, which allows you to store the battery inside your warm jacket or sleeping bag to keep it from draining power in freezing temperatures. Pumping out 350 lumens between its central spot and 4 wide beam lights, the Apex Extreme is an intriguing option for alpine climbing, mountaineering, and 4-season camping.

What pushes the Apex Extreme down our list is that it’s overkill and too bulky for most backcountry enthusiasts. Running on a whopping 8 AAs, the separate battery pack is large and contributes to a total weight of 14.7 ounces (the heaviest on our list). Ironically, this makes it a tough sell for the weight-conscious alpinists who could really use it most. But if you’re sick of rapidly draining power in the cold, the Apex Extreme is one of the best solutions we’ve seen.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Petzl – REACTIK

Petzl’s Reactik takes the advanced reactive lighting technology of the NAO + above and translates it to a more budget-friendly and compact design. As with the pricey NAO +, this light senses where you’re looking (near or far) and adjusts the brightness and beam accordingly. It’s true that the Reactik is down on power with only 220 lumens, but its $85 price is the cheapest way to access the lighting technology and includes premium features like a rechargeable battery.

In theory, we love the idea of reactive lighting. In practice, the Reactik has its flaws. For one, as with the NAO +, elements like mist, snow, rain, and even moths can throw off the sensor. Second, it’s an expensive headlamp: take away the technology, and you have a really pricey rechargeable version of the $30 Tikka above. For the right person, like a climber that needs to alternate between looking at a hold in front of them and the route above, the Reactik might make sense. But for everyday outdoorspeople, we’re not convinced this functionality is worth the added cost.

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Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazonThere are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.