Gear Review

5 5

THE headlamp

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Gary pretty much said it all. But here are my thoughts. This thing works! At first I thought the strap system might be awkward to put on and off or won't stay on well. Not the case at all! It's stable, you can slap it on fast, and it feels well-balanced even when running (my main activities so far). The top strap isn't even needed, but I could see how it might be useful. Because the battery is on the back of your cranium, it balances out the headlamp nicely and you don't notice the weight that much. Watch all of the Petzl videos and you just might be convinced--I was.

Pros: Lighting profiles, brightness, auto adjusting beam(s), strap system works awesome, balanced feel, solid construction
Cons: Weight!, price