10 Best Backpacking Headlamps

Last Updated December 2019 Based on 1575 Reviews
1 Best of the Best!
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Black, One Size
Black Diamond Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Black, One Size
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9.9 Greet
Product Highlights
  • One Quad Power LED and one Double Power white LED emit 300 lumens. Max Distances : [High] 80 m; [Low] 16 m. Max Burn Time : [High] 30 H (est.); [Low] 175 H (est.)
  • Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and lock mode
  • PowerTap Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power
  • Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power
  • Waterproof; Protected against water immersion down to >1m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 8)
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PETZL - ACTIK Headlamp, 300 Lumens, Active Lighting, Black
PETZL PETZL - ACTIK Headlamp, 300 Lumens, Active Lighting, Black
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9.5 Greet
Product Highlights
  • HAVE A LIT ADVENTURE: The ACTIK is perfect for outdoor activities like mountaineering, running, hiking and backpacking.
  • BRILLIANT BEAMS: Multi-beam headlamp designed for proximity lighting, movement, and distance vision. White and red lighting for nocturnal stealth.
  • TURN YOUR BRIGHTS DOWN: Features red lighting that preserves night vision and keeps from blinding other members of the group.
  • NEVER GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK: Lighting modes include Max Autonomy, Standard, Max Power, Proximity, and Strobe. Ranging burn times 60 hour on Max to 260 hour on Max Autonomy.
  • CHARGE IT UP: Every ACTIK includes three standard batteries, and is also compatible with the CORE rechargeable battery (sold separately).
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Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp, Black, One Size
Black Diamond Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp, Black, One Size
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9.3 Greet
Product Highlights
  • One Triple Power LED and one Double Power white LED emit 200 lumens
  • Red night vision has dimming and strobe modes and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • Sleek, low-profile le design uses three AAA batteries
  • Settings include proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and lock mode
  • Waterproof: Protected against water immersion down to >1m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 8)
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Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, Octane
Black Diamond Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, Octane
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9 Greet
Product Highlights
  • One Quad Power LED and one Double Power white LED emit 350 lumens
  • Red, green and blue Single Power LEDs for night vision have dimming and strobe settings and activate without cycling through white mode
  • Power Tap Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power
  • Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red, green and blue night-vision, and lock mode
  • Waterproof and dustproof: Sealed housing withstands immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
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Black Diamond Astro Headlamp, Black, One Size
Black Diamond Black Diamond Astro Headlamp, Black, One Size
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8.7 Very good
Product Highlights
  • One Triple Power LED emit 150 lumens
  • Sleek, low-profile le design uses three AAA batteries
  • Settings include full strength, dimming and strobe
  • Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power
  • Stormproof: withstands rain and sleet from any angle (IPX 4)
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Atomic Beam Headlight Original by BulbHead, Adjustable LED Head Lamp, Must Have for Camping Gear, Hiking, Backpacking - Even Use As a Reading Light (1 Pack)
Atomic Beam Atomic Beam Headlight Original by BulbHead, Adjustable LED Head Lamp, Must Have for Camping Gear, Hiking, Backpacking - Even Use As a Reading Light (1 Pack)
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8.6 Very good
Product Highlights
  • The ultimate adjustable hands-free flashlight
  • 3 beam modes: high, low, and strobe and adjustable focus from spotlight to floodlight
  • Easy access on/off switch and swiveling headlamp for immediate light
  • Includes 1 Atomic Beam Headlight
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UCO Air 150 Lumen Lightweight Rechargeable LED Headlamp with Variable Brightness Dial Control and Adjustable Strap, Camo
UCO UCO Air 150 Lumen Lightweight Rechargeable LED Headlamp with Variable Brightness Dial Control and Adjustable Strap, Camo
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8.4 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Lightweight, super-bright 150-lumen rechargeable, variable brightness LED headlamp for camping, hiking, backpacking, and other nighttime activities
  • Single LED light and dial control allows for smooth, adjustable brightness from zero to 150 lumens, as well as white LED light or red night vision mode
  • Fully-stitched, precision-fit neoprene adjustable strap ensures that headlamp is secure and comfortable
  • Powered by internal rechargeable 170 mAh Li-Ion battery with a micro USB input (charging cable not included), running time of 1.5 hours on medium
  • Dimensions: 2.3 x .65 x 1.4 inches; weight w/battery: 1.6 ounces; water resistant to IPX4; 1-year manufacturer's warranty
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Princeton Tec Remix LED Headlamp (150 Lumens, White/Green)
Princeton Tec Princeton Tec Remix LED Headlamp (150 Lumens, White/Green)
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8.2 Very good
Product Highlights
  • A Headlamp Built To Perform In Any Environment
  • Equipped With An Asymmetrical Single Arm Bracket
  • Easily Accessible Battery Door Enclosure
  • Large Push Button Switch
  • True Versatility In A Compact, Water Resistant, And Self-Contained Package
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OV LED 802100 Broadbeam LED Headlamp, Ultra-Low Profile Durable Elastic Headband, Camping, Hunting, Runners, Hiking, Outdoors, Fishing, 210° Illumination, 300 Lumens, 20 Bright LED Lights, 3 AAA Battery Powered, 3 Power Settings
Optimal Ventures OV LED 802100 Broadbeam LED Headlamp, Ultra-Low Profile Durable Elastic Headband, Camping, Hunting, Runners, Hiking, Outdoors, Fishing, 210° Illumination, 300 Lumens, 20 Bright LED Lights, 3 AAA Battery Powered, 3 Power Settings
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7.9 Good
Product Highlights
  • POWERFUL LIGHT STRIP: The OV LED Broadbeam Headlamp lights up your surroundings unlike any traditional headlamp. This unique, patent pending light strip features an ultra-low profile design that illuminates a wide area, hands-free
  • 210 DEGREES OF ILLUMINATION: The OV Broadbeam Headlamp features a 300 Lumen output from 20 bright high-efficiency LED lights. The LED lights are positioned on a flexible strip to provide 210° of continuous illumination
  • LOW-PROFILE DESIGN: The compact, lightweight design of the OV Broadbeam Headlamp is comfortable to wear and less bulky than traditional headlamps. The durable and stretchable headband is adjustable to any head size and fits over most baseball caps and beanies
  • SIMPLE OPERATION: The OV LED Broadbeam Headlamp has three power modes and is easy-to-operate with its single High / Low / Off button and simple 3 AAA battery power source (batteries not included)
  • ENDLESS APPLICATIONS: The OV LED Broadbeam headlamp can be used for many applications such as camping, hiking, walking the dog, construction, mechanics, fishing or anywhere else you need portable, powerful hands-free light
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Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp (420 Lumens, Orange)
Princeton Tec Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp (420 Lumens, Orange)
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7.8 Good
Product Highlights
  • Three Distinct beam profiles easily accessed via a simple press, hold, or double press of the button
  • One Albright LED creates a powerful spot beam for long-throw illumination
  • Pair of white Ultra bright lads deliver a flood beam
  • Two red Ultra bright lads handle Close-Range lighting while preserving night adjusted vision
  • 420 lumens, 110 hour burn time

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10 Best Headlamps View list
  • 1 Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Black, One Size Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, Black, One Size
  • 2 Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, Octane Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, Octane
  • 3 OV LED 802100 Broadbeam LED Headlamp, Ultra-Low Profile Durable Elastic Headband, Camping, Hunting, Runners, Hiking, Outdoors, Fishing, 210° Illumination, 300 Lumens, 20 Bright LED Lights, 3 AAA Battery Powered, 3 Power Settings OV LED 802100 Broadbeam LED Headlamp, Ultra-Low Profile Durable Elastic Headband, Camping, Hunting, Runners, Hiking, Outdoors, Fishing, 210° Illumination, 300 Lumens, 20 Bright LED Lights, 3 AAA Battery Powered, 3 Power Settings