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Gear Review: The 5 Best Headlamps

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Clockwise from bottom: Petzl Actik Core, Black Diamond ReVolt, Princeton Tec Sync, Black Diamond Spot, Princeton Tec Vizz.

Clockwise from bottom: Petzl Actik Core, Black Diamond ReVolt, Princeton Tec Sync, Black Diamond Spot, Princeton Tec Vizz.

By Michael Lanza

How do you choose which headlamp to buy for hiking, backpacking, climbing, trail running, and other outdoor activities? Price? Design and range of lighting modes? Go with a brand you know and trust? I’ve tested dozens of headlamps over the years. Here are, in my opinion, the five best models on the market today.

I favor models that meet five simple criteria:

•    Lightweight (no hiker, runner, or climber needs a heavy, bulky light).
•    Versatile and bright enough for everything from reading in the tent and managing camp chores to hiking rugged trail or route-finding off-trail in complete darkness.
•    Intuitive and easy to use, so I don’t have to consult instructions more than once, take off my gloves to operate it, or use a tool to change batteries.
•    Projects... Read More »

Etekcity Portable LED Camping Lantern

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CoCoMall Inflatable Lounger

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SE KHK6320 Tanto Knife with Fire Starter

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Emergency SOS USB Charger

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Best Choice Products Camping Chair

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Ozark Trail Folding Camp Chair

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Coleman Aluminum Deck Chair

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Coleman Quad Camping Chair with Cooler

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High Quality Ultra Bright LED Camping Lantern

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