Customize your lighting with the MYO RXP.
- Boost mode gives you a powerful 160 lumens of light for night runs or descent hikes
- Ten different light levels between 8 and 140 lumens for wide range of lighting
- Programmable flash mode speed for signaling
- Comptible with lithium batteries for extended life
- Automatically switches to reserve power mode when batteries are low
- Additional top strap included for extra stability
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to hard to turn it on or off
It is a real pain in the....to turn it on or off, they need to work on the design, when using gloves I have to ask a friend to turn it on or off, or take the gloves out to do it. The over all performance it is great, the boost light it is really something, all my friends are really amaized when they see the power of the light.
Best Head Lamp
I have had 4 different Petzl headlamps, so far this is the very best one.
Cons: the buttons to turn it on ad off, or change the light intensity are very difficult to reach, if using a glove it is very difficult to do it, some times I have to take the headlamp off to do it, or ask a friend to help me. I guess they did it this way so the lamp doesnt turn on while in your pack. any way, as I said, best petzl head lamp I ever had.
Write your question here...yes i have 6...
Write your question here...yes i have 6 petzl headlamps that have gone bad, i have return them before but lost my contact to return them, would like some info on who to talk to or whom to contact about the retun of the 6 headlamps witch are under warrenty, thank you
More powerful than a lighthouse...
able to outshine a car headlight, more versatile than duct tape. It's just a solid performer, able to go across the middle and take hits and keep on coming back for more. I've come out of the Sierras in the dark many times with this killer and it felt like I was in a lighted room. Once I left it on next to my face and I got a sunburn, it's powerful!
Great lamp and well worth the price for the power. Never had an issue, buttons have worked for me with gloves on, of course it's going to be a little difficult but a minor issue. Open up the wallet, shoo the moths away, clear off the cobwebs and get it!
Not as good
I bought this headlamp last year after reading all the wonderful reviews posted everywhere and after I lost my old Princeton Tec Yukon HL. I needed a powerful yet compact torch for two different activities: mountaineering and night herping.
Being climbing in the Andes I needed the reliability of a very bright light. Indeed it has a bright white light, something great after all those led headlamps with that blueish/greenish/pupleish beams. The difuser lens is a design win, it works great, using just one single led you go flood or focus with no need of switching off different leds. And the progammable function it's wonderful, you can adjust 3 lighting levels according your needs. It's comfy on your head without the need of the top strap and it never turns or tilt no matter how much you run or jump. I was worried about the small buttons trouble everyone talked about, but I had no problems with it, even using heavyweight mittens I can perfectly handle it (except for the boost button, which is almost impossible to reach with gloves on).
It's slighlty above the common headlamps, but it is not as bright as everyone says, BD Icon has same power for $35 less, and same story for the PT Yukon. One design mistake: there's an annoying beam leak wile wearing it on a high setting with the diffuser lens down directly to your eyes. It's not a big deal while I found that the solution was turning the lens a little up.
Being a biologist, I also needed it for herping and night hiking in tropical forests of South America. I know this is not the best option for that, I was worried that it's rated IPX4 and showers there are pretty scary. It resisted heavy rainfalls, but next morning I had to hand dry it with a cloth, water does go inside the battery compartment.
It's a good headlamp, but it has some minor concerns and it's pricey while another headlamps offer better benefits for less money.
I'm looking at getting this headlamp,...
I'm looking at getting this headlamp, because many people recommend it in the reviews but the only thing i am worried about is how water resistant it is. because the only bad things i hear about the headlamp is it stops working from the rain getting in.
will it be alright in rainy and wet conditions?????
We've never had a problem with rain or moisture, and I hear just as many stories about short periods of full submersion not causing problems. That said, it's not "waterproof" but water resistant. Comparably, most headlamps in this class are rated IXP-4, which translates into being able to withstand 5 minutes of water being sprayed at any angle at a rate of 10 liters per minute and a force of 80-100 kN/m^2. In other words- considerably more than the average heavy rain. However, if you do have any problems, a 3 year warranty should be plenty of time to test it out, and Backcountry will unconditionally guarantee it for even more.
Does this remember programmed light settings...
Does this remember programmed light settings after a battery swap or does it revert to factory defaults?
Looking for a headlamp for a nighttime ski...
Looking for a headlamp for a nighttime ski race. Is this bright enough/long distance enough for high-speed running at night? I could work up to the petzl ultra or even the nightrider 700/1400 for max overkill, but the $$$$ get outrageous. I'm looking for a balance of price vs performance (but on snow I don't think I need the night rider??)
For the price, features and capabilities, this or the Myo XP are what you want to get. 140 lumens of pure, cut through the darkness candlepower. With about a 90 meter range, you'll have a hard time out skiing it.
Other similar options would be just about anything from Princeton Tec's Apex series, or the Black Diamond Icon.
Petzl Myo RXP
The Myo RXP lit up the night on this year's Wasatch 100
Outshines oncomming traffic
This is a great lamp. It is not perfect, but it is very, very good.The lowest brightness setting is still brighter than most standard 3AAA cell LED lights out there, which I'm sure we all have owned at one point in time. The brightest setting is very bright, especially with the diffuser down where the lamp is in "spot" mode.I've used this lamp since February in all conditions from alpine starts in the mountains to midnight trail runs, to after dark, rainy night runs on the road after work and kids have settled down. Even with oncoming traffic blasting me with their brights, I can still see the road in front of me with this light.I was worried at first about the battery compartment not being entirely sealed, but it functions fine during heavy rain.I hesitate to give it 5 stars because due to the battery compartment being so heavy, I need to occasionally tighten the straps mid run to prevent the unit from slipping out of place. Other than that little complaint, the unit is flawless in my eyes.
It is dawn!
This is by far the best headlamp I have used. Light quality is superb in both the spot and flood modes.
Was concerned about the small buttons after reading other reviews, but I actually prefer it to the button BD uses. Very positive, and can be locked out for transporting by rotating the head into the fixed bezel.
My favorite feature is the switching. Press the button and the headlamp is on. Press it again and it is off. Press again and it is on. Sounds simple, right? Well, with the BD, press button once, you get spot, turn it off and on again and you get flood. Stupid.
The ability to program light intensities gives one the ability to balance brightness & battery life. Finally, the regulated circuitry feature is excellent, keeping the light bright for most of the battery life. There is a bit of warning when the batteries start to go, but not much.
Pricey, but highly recommended!
Dropped in water, never stopped working!
Dropped it in a hot spring in the middle of the night. STAYED ON WHILE SINKING! It was in the water for a good ten seconds before I was able to retrieve it. I was so sure it was going to short out, but just kept on working! For the rest of the trip, it had a little issue where it would stay slightly lit when off (somehow redirecting the current intended for the indicator light to the main LED), but once it dried out inside that issue fixed itself. Works great with Lithium batteries, even in below freezing temps!
My only complaint is the button design... could be better, maybe more like the Tikka 2 Plus's. They're hard to find with gloves on, but easy enough to press (there's a lot of button travel to play with).
It still gets 5 stars though! After getting dropped in water and still going strong, it deserves nothing less. (I assume it will hold up to all the rain nature can throw at it).
Bright with puny buttons
Sometimes you need a headlamp that will kick ass, but what if you live in alaska where the sun only shines for a few hours a day and it's -40°F outside?
This headlamp will give you lots of light, but those darn buttons are impossible to depress when you have some big fury mittens on.
Just got back from a trek on the Appalachian and we would average 6 miles a night before we would set up camp. The light preformed marvelously!! I really like that you can set your own light modes. I have mine set at 1-4-and 7. The light is awesomely bright I never need to use the highest setting. And if I do, I just us the boost feature. And when those 160 lumen come on, it really lights up the woods!! I gave it 4 stars because nothing is perfect. Its not the most water proof, but hey, Im not using it for scuba diving. Also the rubber button can be a bit tedious, but thats just knit picking. Definitely recommend!!
Battery Compartment not well built
I use this headlamp for caving and I love the flip up lens for dispersed light and the programmable feature is great for getting the ideal battery life/light output combination. The only problem with it is the battery pack. It has a cover that is simply a flexible sleeve which fits over the batteries. It is not dust or water resistant at all. This is a good headlamp, but not for wet or dusty conditions.
This light is simply amazing. I bought it, even with the relatively high price, and couldnt be happier with the purchase. Bright is an understatement. Even on the lowest setting, it is more than bright enough to function perfectly within a dark room or outdoors at night. The spot/flood option is excellent. I bought 2 sets of Duracell 2650mAh batteries to use with it and it lasts forever.
I wouldnt hesitate to buy this light again if this one ever gets lost, stolen, or broken.
only taken it out a couple of times. so far it's been great. very bright and i like the adjustable presets. not as heavy as i expected. i don't get to use it as much as i like since the gf is always snagging it for bathroom breaks.
This thing is awesome!
Lost my previous headlamp while hiking somehow... and had to have another by the weekend. I've been getting into mountaineering, so I wanted one that would give me a lot of battery life, but still give me a lot of light. I purchased this one, and although I haven't taken it on an alpine start, it is awesome for night hikes. The lowest level is more effective than the highest level on my older headlight (Petzl Tikka Plus) at evenly distributing very usable light, and the high setting amazes me with how far I can actually see. It is really comfortable on my head (I would say even more comfortable than the Tikka Plus; less weight up front). The programmable lighting levels are a definite plus.
hey, i need a lamp that will light up the...
hey, i need a lamp that will light up the area around me HARDCORE, like within the 20 meter area. i dont mind paying whatever it costs im just torn between the myo rxp, duo5 and duo 14. dont see a buzillion flood light led's on the myo rxp like there is on the duo and im wondering if that will matter. any info will help. thanks
The MYO RXP is rated greater than 20 meters at all program levels for several hours (varies with program level, but greatest is 35 hours/23 meters). The MYO RXP doesn't need the flood to maintain this output since it uses ultrabright LEDs. The DUO LED 5 is rated 70 meters at 30 minutes, 22 meters at 10 hours, and 9 meters at 30 hours (4xAA batteries); 24 meters for 12 hours with NiMH batteries. The DUO LED 14 is rated at (average), 34 meters through 3.5 hours and 9 meters at 10 hours at maximum power and 26 meters through 10 hours at optimum power.
So, it all comes down to light/time. Since you need to light up 20 meters, use that as your constant and then go for the most time. The MYO RXP offers the most time for >20 meters at 35 hours (program 1) in addition to having several program levels, it also has a "boost" setting for up to 97 meters for short duration (but will reduce overall usable time significantly). It's the most versatile of the headlamps you mentioned. As for total battery life, the MYO RXP varies from 54 - 95 hours, DUO 5 = 65 hours for the 5 LEDs (AAx4 batteries) and 30 hours for the NiMH batteries, and the DUO 14 = 183.5 hours at maximum and 148 hours for optimum. Just looking at the numbers, the best battery performance is the DUO 14 followed by the MYO XRP.
Overall, the MYO RXP looks like the best option, with the DUO LED 5 being the worst. I've presented the data here since I don't know what you need as far as light/time or what you need for overall battery life.
Of course, if you want really hardcore lighting, the Petzl ULTRA would be the airport beacon on your head option. It illuminates up to 120 meters for 1.5 hours, 80 meters to 4.75 hours, and 40 meters for 16.75 hours. Battery life is short, however, with 2 hours, 5 hours, and 16 hours respectively.
The defuser on the RXP really does a great job of spreading out the already bright beam. When you hit the boost button with the defuser up, it really lights up the night. On the lowest setting, which is 8 lumens, you can easily cook or I even was able to hike on less technical parts of the trail. I don't even use the 9 or 10 setting because its just to much and for the fact that those two settings aren't regulated.