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    Headlamps NOT for riding. Discuss!

    You know, for hunting, hiking, skiing, dawn patrol...best bang for the buck, either self contained or corded?
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    zebralight h series, any

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    I'm a big fan of black diamond stuff. Well thought out UIs, durable and good beam options.

    PS, any recommendations on single AA self contained headlamps? I hatehatehate AAAs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    I'm a big fan of black diamond stuff. Well thought out UIs, durable and good beam options.

    PS, any recommendations on single AA self contained headlamps? I hatehatehate AAAs.
    zebralight h52

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    I am looking for way more light due to the speeds of skiing with it. ot real into the 90 degree lens, either.
    Thanks for the replies!
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    One of the Zebralight H600 series would probably work if you want "way more light". I'd suggest something with a neutral white and/or high CRI emitter if it's for outdoor activities.

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    Our Thursday night group rides morph into a "hike or skin up Pajarito Mtn after dark and board/ski back down" during the winter (well, during normal winters w/ snow...) and this year I bought a dedicated light instead of either making do with a Petzl Tikka Plus or taking my bike light off of my bike helmet. I got one of the ubiquitous Cree T6 XML lights off of Amazon but with an integral 2-cell battery pack as part of the head strap. Outfit it with one of those $5 spread lenses from Action-LED (?) and it's all I need. Total shipped was $17. When it's actually snowing, I'll take the light off my head and hold it at waist level for the ride down so I can see better (I'm boarding, so I've got a free hand), but sadly, that's not been necessary this year.
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    I just use my Glowworm x2 lights for everything. They are so light weight and bright and I mount one on the headband and sometimes mount the other to my GoPro chest harness. The chest mount helps see details in the trail and when using both the chest mount and headband mount for a combined 2,400 lumens, it is bright enough for any night activities. I included a couple of pics of my stuff.
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    Lupine Piko X. Absolutely the best.

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    Chesty Mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusHQ View Post
    I just use my Glowworm x2 lights for everything. They are so light weight and bright and I mount one on the headband and sometimes mount the other to my GoPro chest harness. The chest mount helps see details in the trail and when using both the chest mount and headband mount for a combined 2,400 lumens, it is bright enough for any night activities. I included a couple of pics of my stuff.
    Maximus,


    can you share any details about how you mounted the glowworm on your chesty. I was thinking of doing exactly that the other night, but lacked a creative solution.

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    I love my Fenix HP30... I use it for everying from riding (mounted on my helmet) to working on my Jeep, to hiking and camping, to mountaineering.

    Here's a little bit of info I wrote up on it. (Original post here: Fenix HP 30)

    I have been using it for about a month now, I have used it for everything from hiking in the middle of the Arizona dessert to working on my jeep in my school's parking lot. I also do a lot of alpine mountaineering, so I have experience using many other headlamps - but I have not taken this one into mountains yet.

    THE GOOD: The actual part of the light that is on the front of the head strap is great, machined well, the user interface is simple, and it is extremely light (no pun intended). The light even comes with a flip-up light diffuser that is really nice for things like working on my jeep, and it acts as a lens protector when the light is not in use. And, as always the head strap is very nice. I used to use the Fenix head strap for flashlights, and I always loved how comfortable it was. The head strap is identical, but weighted better since there isn't the weight of a heavy light on the side of your head, weighing half of it down. The USB port on the side of the pack is nice, it puts out a true 1Amp, but I haven't used it out in the wilderness yet, so I can't attest to how it affects the run time. Another thing that is good about the HP30 is how durable the wire is. Wires are usually the weakpoint for devices like this, but this wire seems to have very solid connections to the headlamp, and the battery back that remove any stress from internal connections. The point where the wire from the light and battery connect have a snap-together connection to eliminate any stress there, as well.

    THE BAD: My biggest problem is that the wire is very rigid, and even after a month of use, it still has the factory creases in it. And the external battery pack is not at all necessary when dealing with the weight of 2x 18650s. My friend has a Chinese headlamp with 2x 18650s on the back, and it feels just fine. I suppose that it is safer to have them away from my head, but I don't think that's a large issue with today's 18650s. And, as kj2 mentioned, the cable does get stuck between a jacket and shirt, but I have only been annoyed by this when trying to take the light off, and remove the battery pack by running it up my back.

    I wrote this really quickly, and I have to wake up in 5 hours, so let me know if any of this is confusing or you want more info on any part of the headlamp. Overall, I would definitely recommend it.
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