Ratings Overview - Headlamp

Total 28 products tested.
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Winner of our Editors' Choice award  the Coast HL7 impressed us with a combination of high-power beam  great close-proximity lighting  relatively light weight  and low-price.

 Coast HL7
Scoring the highest overall in our comprehensive tests and metrics, the Coast HL7 earns our...  read more >
$50

Editors' Choice Award
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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond ReVolt

 Black Diamond ReVolt
The ReVolt wins our Editors' Choice award as the best rechargeable headlamp by far, and an overall...  read more >
$60

Editors' Choice Award
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68
Trail Finding - 7 of 10
7
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8

 Black Diamond Icon
The Black Diamond Icon is one of the highest scoring headlamps in our trail finding test and a...  read more >
$100

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Trail Finding - 9 of 10
9
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 2 of 10
2
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
The Black Diamond Storm was updated in 2016 to with improved optics  56% more lumens (250 vs. 160 before)  and is more waterproof IPX67. One thing we don't like about this new version is that one of the buckles on the strap  see right side above  faces in and if you have a tight strap that buckle is annoying.

 Black Diamond Storm
The Black Diamond Storm is a robust and full featured headlamp that offers a bright beam, a fully...  read more >
$50

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
The Black Diamond Spot was updated for 2016 with better optics  53% more lumens (200 vs. 130 before)  and is now waterproof to 1.1 meter. But  we one change we don't like is the new headband strap  which has one buckle facing in (see the right side one above) that we found to be less comfortable than the old strap.

 Black Diamond Spot
The Spot was a close runner up for our Editors' Choice award because it has the best beam...  read more >
$40

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Fenix HP25R Rechargable

 Fenix HP25R
Sometimes you just need a super bright light. For those times, little else matters. It doesn't...  read more >
$100

Top Pick Award
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Trail Finding - 9 of 10
9
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 1 of 10
1
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Yalumi Spark Pro 120

 Yalumi Spark Pro 120
The Yalumi Spark Pro 120 is an inexpensive headlamp, especially considering its brightness. For...  read more >
$35

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Trail Finding - 6 of 10
6
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Petzl NAO

 Petzl NAO
The Petal NAO is the only headlamp to score perfect 10 for trail finding. The beam quality and...  read more >
$185

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Trail Finding - 10 of 10
10
Close Proximity - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Zebralight H52

 Zebralight H52
The Zebralight H52 is among a very select group of lights in our test that sends a huge beam from...  read more >
$64

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 1 of 10
1
Brightness - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Petzl Tikka RXP

 Petzl Tikka RXP
The RXP is the latest addition to the Tikka line and uses similar reactive technology as the Petzl...  read more >
$110

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
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Petzl Tikka XP

 Petzl Tikka XP
The XP delivers a great close proximity beam quality in a compact package. It represents a nice...  read more >
$55

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Trail Finding - 6 of 10
6
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7

 Princeton Tec Remix
While this user-friendly headlamp has a decent close-proximity beam, it is comparatively far too...  read more >
$40

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Trail Finding - 5 of 10
5
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Nitecore HC50

 Nitecore HC50
Nitecore, like Yalumi and Zebralight, is not a household name when it comes to outdoor lovers and...  read more >
$60

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 1 of 10
1
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Ease of Use - 3 of 10
3
Petzl Tikkina

 Petzl Tikkina
The Tikkina is the cream of the crop in terms of value. For 20 bucks you get an impressive 150...  read more >
$20

Best Buy Award
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Trail Finding - 4 of 10
4
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Black Diamond Sprinter  a light custom built for runners.

 Black Diamond Sprinter
The Black Diamond Sprinter is our Top Pick award for Runners, showing the future of what all...  read more >
$80

Top Pick Award
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Trail Finding - 7 of 10
7
Close Proximity - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 4 of 10
4
Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Zebralight H602

 Zebralight H602
This light is a doomsday prepper's dream. Those equipping for the end-of-times love durable stuff...  read more >
$89

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Trail Finding - 8 of 10
8
Close Proximity - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 4 of 10
4
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Petzl Tikka +

 Petzl Tikka Plus
The Petzl Tikka Plus is a solid but not exceptional performer in most of our headlamp tests. Like...  read more >
$40

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Trail Finding - 6 of 10
6
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 4 of 10
4
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Princeton Tec Vizz

 Princeton Tec Vizz
The Princeton Tec Vizz provides solid beam brightness, but for $50 it faces some stout competition...  read more >
$50

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Trail Finding - 6 of 10
6
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6

 Princeton Tec Sync
With a red light, spot mode, flood light, and long battery life, the Princeton Tec Sync is the...  read more >
$30

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Trail Finding - 5 of 10
5
Close Proximity - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5

 Black Diamond Ion
The first version of the Black Diamond Ion was the first micro headlamp we ever used. At the time...  read more >
$25

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Trail Finding - 4 of 10
4
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
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Energizer Trailfinder 3 LED

 Energizer 3 LED
This headlamp from Energizer performed surprisingly well, especially considering you might find it...  read more >
$18

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Trail Finding - 4 of 10
4
Close Proximity - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
Brightness - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Princeton Tec Byte

 Princeton Tec Byte
Of all the truly compact lights we tested (sub 70g: Black Diamond Gizmo, Black Diamond Ion, the...  read more >
$23

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Trail Finding - 4 of 10
4
Close Proximity - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Brightness - 4 of 10
4
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8

 Petzl e+LITE
This micro headlamp, the size of a small stack of quarters, is the lightest headlamp we know of...  read more >
$30

Top Pick Award
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Trail Finding - 3 of 10
3
Close Proximity - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Fenix HL30

 Fenix HL30
The Fenix HL30 is one of the biggest and most expensive headlamps in our review. The performance...  read more >
$45

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Trail Finding - 6 of 10
6
Close Proximity - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 4 of 10
4
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Petzl R+

 Petzl Tikka R Plus
This headlamp comes with great promise. It is the most compact and inexpensive headlamp in Petzl's...  read more >
$80

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Trail Finding - 5 of 10
5
Close Proximity - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Cosmo 2016

 Black Diamond Cosmo
While this is a good headlamp, we implore you to spend another $10 and get something like the...  read more >
$30

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Trail Finding - 5 of 10
5
Close Proximity - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7

 Black Diamond Gizmo
If weight and price are key considerations for you, then the Black Diamond Gizmo may be just the...  read more >
$20

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Trail Finding - 3 of 10
3
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Brightness - 1 of 10
1
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 10 of 10
10
Northbound Train LED

 Northbound Train LED
This headlamp is priced similarly to the Black Diamond Spot and $15 less than Editors' Choice...  read more >
$45

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Trail Finding - 4 of 10
4
Close Proximity - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Brightness - 2 of 10
2
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
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Total 28 tested.