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Recommend a good headlamp #8389558 09/18/21 08:52 PM
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I'm headed to Wyoming in about 3 weeks to hunt mule deer. There are so many different kinds of headlamps out there it gets kind of confusing. I would like one that's rechargeable and of course has a good strong beam. Whats been yall's experience with headlamps and what do you recommend? Thanks


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8389589 09/18/21 09:31 PM
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Just upgraded myself. Fenix, about $100.00. USB charge, well built, solid lamp.


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8389796 09/19/21 12:55 AM
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So far, I like the Black Diamond Storm series of headlamps. Mine is the 375, but I think the 400 is the latest in this line. Good bang for the buck.

https://smile.amazon.com/Black-Diam...2012779&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-16

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8390271 09/19/21 02:51 PM
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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8393934 09/22/21 03:50 PM
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Used to buy the cheap Rayovacs at Walmart. They were usually broken by the end of the season. I see Rayovac now makes one called the indestructible. Must’ve been because of so many complaints. I too bought a Black Diamond and have never looked back. Had it for about 5 years now. If you’ve ever field dressed a deer in the dark or holding a bloody flashlight in your mouth, you’ll appreciate a quality headlamp.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8394280 09/22/21 09:25 PM
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Ledlenser 14.2 is what I use. It is the best I’ve tried. Checks all the boxes. Only down side is it will set you back one Benjamin.
https://www.ledlenserusa.com/produc...X3MGT8wIVzZyzCh1YrgLgEAQYAiABEgLjcPD_BwE

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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8394316 09/22/21 09:56 PM
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I'm on my 3rd PETZL, been happy with all of them. One is my primary, one is the backup/yardwork light, the other fell out of my pocket and I found it with a truck tire.

This particular model:

https://www.rei.com/product/162477/petzl-tactikka-headlamp?CAWELAID=120217890007141220

These are NOT rechargeable, though, so they may not meet your criteria, OP.

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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8395068 09/23/21 05:15 PM
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I've got two of these...I've not found anything I like better.


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8395095 09/23/21 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by hollidayHunter
I'm headed to Wyoming in about 3 weeks to hunt mule deer. There are so many different kinds of headlamps out there it gets kind of confusing. I would like one that's rechargeable and of course has a good strong beam. Whats been yall's experience with headlamps and what do you recommend? Thanks


I have zebra, pretzel, black diamond, coast, and fenix

My favorite is zebra but it's 18650 battery so it's an expensive start up.

My pretzel is the lightest and I use it as a back up in my pack.

Best for the money has been Coast.

Hope this helps. To me Lithium battery(AA or AAA) are easier then rechargeable.


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8395119 09/23/21 06:04 PM
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Normally I don't associate Harbor Freight and quality. In this case however, I've been pretty pleased with a relatively cheap headlamp I got a few years ago.

Here's their selection page: https://harborfreight.com/search?q=headlamp

The one I've been using is the cheap one for ten bucks. It's not rechargeable. It uses three AAA batteries. In the field it may be easier to just carry extra batteries rather than try to recharge it when it gets too dim. Of course, if you're consistent about recharging that's perhaps not a real problem.

I actually have two. I got one for my hunting buddy to use. They've both worked fine since I got them 3-4 years ago and given no trouble. I'm thinking about upgrading to the 500 lumen model though, just to get more brightness. It is rechargeable.

As I mentioned I usually hesitate to describe items from Harbor Freight as quality but the headlamps I have are working well for me.


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Black Diamond fan here as well. I have one rechargeable and one that takes AAAs.

Both have been great lights. Bright and durable.


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very bright, high and low settings runs up to 4hrs on low setting. clips on to the brim of your hat and you can adjust the aim point.


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: Smokey Bear] #8397444 09/25/21 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Ledlenser 14.2 is what I use. It is the best I’ve tried. Checks all the boxes. Only down side is it will set you back one Benjamin.
https://www.ledlenserusa.com/produc...X3MGT8wIVzZyzCh1YrgLgEAQYAiABEgLjcPD_BwE



Definitely another vote for Ledlenser. I've had the H8R for 5 years without a single complaint.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8399389 09/27/21 04:05 PM
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll check all of them out and go from there.


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I carry two headlamps. The one I use nightly is the Petzl Actik Core https://www.rei.com/product/163701/petzl-actik-core-headlamp?color=RED It’s a rechargeable that puts out plenty of light for both field care and getting to and from destinations. At 2.8 ounces you don’t even know it’s on. The other I carry in my hip pouch as a back up is the black Diamond Storm (it’s an older model so maybe a 350 not sure). Both have been excellent. I also have a Surefire Maximus that is way more lamp that one would ever need.

If I were to upgrade it would be a Zebra 1st and the a Felix 2nd. One thing to be cognizant of if the weight of these. If you are just stand hunting walking to and from the truck a short distance then it’s a mute point. But if you are actually hunting/hiking some distance (several miles) back to camp I.e. Western hunt (elk, mule deer, sheep etc) the amount of weight begins to take a toll on your neck muscles. That’s why I run lighter weight lamps. Typically the more likens it puts out the greater battery it requires and the more it weights.

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Originally Posted by Theringworm
I carry two headlamps. The one I use nightly is the Petzl Actik Core https://www.rei.com/product/163701/petzl-actik-core-headlamp?color=RED It’s a rechargeable that puts out plenty of light for both field care and getting to and from destinations. At 2.8 ounces you don’t even know it’s on. The other I carry in my hip pouch as a back up is the black Diamond Storm (it’s an older model so maybe a 350 not sure). Both have been excellent. I also have a Surefire Maximus that is way more lamp that one would ever need.

If I were to upgrade it would be a Zebra 1st and the a Felix 2nd. One thing to be cognizant of if the weight of these. If you are just stand hunting walking to and from the truck a short distance then it’s a mute point. But if you are actually hunting/hiking some distance (several miles) back to camp I.e. Western hunt (elk, mule deer, sheep etc) the amount of weight begins to take a toll on your neck muscles. That’s why I run lighter weight lamps. Typically the more likens it puts out the greater battery it requires and the more it weights.




For days 10 days use(evening and nights) I can take an extra 18640 and probably not need it with the zebra. With that said when you do want to light up the sky, that little zebra is crazy bright


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Yea…..I have come close many times at buying a Zebra. Maybe once these two peter out I’ll upgrade.

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I’ve used a Petzl for more than a decade.


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