Perfect for night time hiking and running, and for just finding your way around in the dark when you’re out camping. There are plenty of headlamps around, and a lot of the cheaper ones just aren’t up to scratch, cracking and breaking down with extended wear and use. If you’ve visited Camping Things before, you’ll know that we do all we can do find a balance between quality and value for money. These top 5 best headlamps are simple to use, and mostly employ power saving LEDs.
Ledlenser H7R.2 Rechargeable Professional LED Head Lamp
‘Sophisticated, professional lighting for extreme conditions.’
The Ledlenser is one of the most sophisticated headlamps around, with five different light modes, a red rear safety light, and wheel control switch, for easy adjustment while wearing gloves. With a maximum brightness output of 300 lumen, the Ledlenser holds its own against many high-end torches, too. It’s a bit more pricey than the other options here, but it’s well worth the money if you’re off on an extreme camping or hiking trip.
Build quality and fit
The choice of professionals around the world, the Ledlenser H7R.2 Rechargeable Professional LED Head Lamp is outstanding quality, and super hard-wearing. It secures at the back and front, with no over-the-head straps, which you might think would make it prone to slipping, but the fit is snug and sturdy.
Made from high quality plastic and fabric with an LED light fixture, the Ledlenser is lightweight and strong.
The Ledlenser is a rechargeable headlamp, which has its advantages and disadvantages. One the plus side, it makes the Ledlenser H7R.2 Rechargeable Professional LED Head Lamp great value for money in the long run, especially since the mains charger and USB cable are included. On the other hand, it does mean that if you’re going to be out for several days at a time, then you’ll probably need to take an additional battery pack, if you’re going to be without power.
The Ledlenser weighs in at around 175g, and has a maximum power output of 300 lumen, which is enough for most personal torches.