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Old 12-02-2020, 10:12 AM
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Default What's a good, reasonably priced head lamp?

I've found these ones by Coast to be absolute garabage. Bought a three pack of them and the wiring that connects the battery pack to the light went bad on all three of them in practically no time at all.

https://coastportland.com/products/h...MaAuLtEALw_wcB

Any suggestions on who makes a decent one?

Old 12-02-2020, 10:16 AM
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Pay the money and get a Petzl. The difference in one that will work when you need it to and one that will crap out right when you need it is a few bucks($15.00).
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https://www.amazon.com/SLONIK-Lumen-Rechargeable-Headlamp-Battery/dp/B07D27L1NR/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=slonik&qid=1606933594&sr=8-2
I have this one and like it
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Petzel Tactica. I have them on the boat for night fishing. Lightweight and very bright. $30 on amazon.
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I've had my eye on the Mantus, on my Christmas list. Everything else I've bought from them was great quality. It was $70ish, just looked and at $92 that is a lot of money for a headlamp.

https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-head-lamp/
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Ive had good luck with Coast ones from HD, battery is in the light
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-FL...1708/304615539
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Petzl and be done have had one going on 15 yo or more ....
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Like you I was tired of cheaper lights crapping out. Took the plunge on a Fenix. I've had this one for two duck seasons. It's fantastic. I love that it has both a spot and flood light.

https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-hm...p-1400-lumens/
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I like the Petzel. Also have a couple Black Diamond and they are great as well however I have had more than a few issues with them turning on while in my packs. Even with the light locked somehow they move around just right and turn on.
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Im a big fan of fenix lighting. All there stuff is rechargeable and bright. took the HMR65R with me to Ecuador and used it in the jungle for two weeks changing it off a portable solar panel. Still works great 4 years later
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Petzel... 10 years, bright. Uses alkaline batteries so I don't have to remember to charge, just keep extra in a emergency box. Use it for basic around the house and for trotlining in the early am.
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Petzl, black diamond, and biolite all make nice ones.
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Originally Posted by beber View Post
Petzl, black diamond, and biolite all make nice ones.
I second this ....
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My Black Diamond is on 14 years.
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I’m sure some other brands work, but I have always used Petzl. Fishing, hunting, military, etc. Never had a problem.

my favorite is the one with the retractable cable.

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LED charged off usb. Won't regret it. Think I paid $40 at REI
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petzl zipca
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Originally Posted by SaintPeteRob View Post
Black Diamond
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LED charged off usb. Won't regret it. Think I paid $40 at REI

just checked and its Black Diamond

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