Gear Review

5 5

Tikka XP - nice surprise in small package

Headlamp won Backpacker's Editors Choice this year so I figured it couldn't be bad. I used all settings of the beam and had success cooking, writing, and night hiking. I used it for a number of hours each night and the 3AAA batteries didn't have any problem lasting the week that I was out hiking. For one LED it produces a lot of light. Did find the light on one day after hiking as it had accidentally been turned on at some point during my travels that day. Remedied by storing it in a different spot in my pack. Overall, recommended to anyone looking for a lightweight headlamp.