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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: Buzzsaw] #8454559 11/20/21 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
FWIW, look at the Steam light line of head lamps. 423 battery (never seen a plug in the woods) two brightness's, One will blind you its so strong. I was walking next to my buddy looking for his deer in the dark. He had on his REI special (Petzel) . When I turned mine on his disappeared.
VERY good light, great adjustable , strap and will fit in a small backpack pocket.

Which model? Website shows 20+ models.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: Buzzsaw] #8455552 11/21/21 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
FWIW, look at the Steam light line of head lamps. 423 battery (never seen a plug in the woods) two brightness's, One will blind you its so strong. I was walking next to my buddy looking for his deer in the dark. He had on his REI special (Petzel) . When I turned mine on his disappeared.
VERY good light, great adjustable , strap and will fit in a small backpack pocket.


Plenty of plugs in the woods if you are use to being off grid. Non rechargeable speciality batteries are a train wreck in the woods or middle of no where. Go recharge or AA/AAA. My biggest issue with recharging 18650 was the chargers. Felix built in charger is game changer.

Gone down this hole before with stream light and batteries. Great lights up until you no longer have batteries in your center console or pack



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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8462891 11/30/21 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
FWIW, look at the Steam light line of head lamps. 423 battery (never seen a plug in the woods) two brightness's, One will blind you its so strong. I was walking next to my buddy looking for his deer in the dark. He had on his REI special (Petzel) . When I turned mine on his disappeared.
VERY good light, great adjustable , strap and will fit in a small backpack pocket.


Plenty of plugs in the woods if you are use to being off grid. Non rechargeable speciality batteries are a train wreck in the woods or middle of no where. Go recharge or AA/AAA. My biggest issue with recharging 18650 was the chargers. Felix built in charger is game changer.

Gone down this hole before with stream light and batteries. Great lights up until you no longer have batteries in your center console or pack



Need a spare 18650 charger? I have plenty and would be happy to paint one orange for ya

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: der Teufel] #8463593 12/01/21 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by der Teufel
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.


I have that one too and it is working fine for me. I also have a nice headlight for my bicycle that came with a head mounted conversion. It runs off of a separate lithium ion pack but man is that sucker bright when on high beam.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8464786 12/02/21 08:42 PM
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I use a rechargeable one from amazon called boruit it has a high/low and red setting. Lasts me all weekend on one charge.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: TLew] #8465330 12/03/21 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TLew
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
FWIW, look at the Steam light line of head lamps. 423 battery (never seen a plug in the woods) two brightness's, One will blind you its so strong. I was walking next to my buddy looking for his deer in the dark. He had on his REI special (Petzel) . When I turned mine on his disappeared.
VERY good light, great adjustable , strap and will fit in a small backpack pocket.


Plenty of plugs in the woods if you are use to being off grid. Non rechargeable speciality batteries are a train wreck in the woods or middle of no where. Go recharge or AA/AAA. My biggest issue with recharging 18650 was the chargers. Felix built in charger is game changer.

Gone down this hole before with stream light and batteries. Great lights up until you no longer have batteries in your center console or pack



Need a spare 18650 charger? I have plenty and would be happy to paint one orange for ya



Lol, no I keep one in my desk. But they are to big to pack on a backpack hunt(not that you need too, battery lady's an eternity). New fenix has a magnetic USB. It's handy and nothing to pack

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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8501461 01/11/22 11:04 PM
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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8502410 01/13/22 01:43 AM
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I got a Fenix HM61R and man that thing is bright when you have it on turbo. It has the magnetic USB charger cable which is nice also. Got 20% off so price wasn't toobad. Great light.

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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: jetdad] #8503671 01/14/22 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jetdad
I got a Fenix HM61R and man that thing is bright when you have it on turbo. It has the magnetic USB charger cable which is nice also. Got 20% off so price wasn't toobad. Great light.


I ran mine for 5 days about hour each day and had a lot left in the tank. Also in sub freezing weather. I was impressed


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8503857 01/14/22 07:19 PM
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I liked the headlamp enough that I bought a flashlight from them as well. Fenix puts out a good product. They had some pretty good specials running around Xmas time.

Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #8507142 01/18/22 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
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.



Found out today that PETZL make a rechargeable battery pack, comes with a USB charger and takes the place of the AAA batteries in their hybrid models.

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https://www.rei.com/product/109955/petzl-core-battery


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: hollidayHunter] #8507146 01/18/22 04:50 PM
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Wow!!! That’s pretty cool! Thanks for the heads up!


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Re: Recommend a good headlamp [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8507182 01/18/22 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by jetdad
I got a Fenix HM61R and man that thing is bright when you have it on turbo. It has the magnetic USB charger cable which is nice also. Got 20% off so price wasn't toobad. Great light.


I ran mine for 5 days about hour each day and had a lot left in the tank. Also in sub freezing weather. I was impressed

I have a full season behind mine. Zero complaints. Holds a charge well.


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