Learn what a headlamps IP code is. Plus, three more multifunctional lights.
Seven ways to light up the night.
A focusable headlamp.
A bargain headlamp that's still powerful and durable.
A headlamp perfect for mutisporters.
A headlamp for those wet weather climes.
The best all-around headlamp from Black Diamond Equipment.
Bright and light describe this rugged headlamp from Black Diamond Equipment.
Recharge the batteries or swap them out with standard AAAs; you'll never be in the dark.
Get prepped with this core gear.
The Icon uses a four-AA power source allowing for long lasting light and no drops in power.
$50 or less can buy you some nice gear. Here are our favorite finds.
A colorful headlamp, hands-free camera harness, and a flask–all for under $50.
Get the right light on trail and in camp with this 2-in-1 lamp.
This editor like her campsite to be well lit.
A lightweight lantern that illuminates any tent perfectly.
We didn't have room to print these readers in our January 2012 Readers Choice Issue--but they still tested some great gear.
Find the perfect backcountry glow for any occasion.
The brightest headlamp we tested.
A great headlamp for ultralighters.
The Storm has multiple setting options for only $50 and four ounces.
Some headlamps only provide a little light to get you by. Not so with the 105-lumen Fenix HL20–and it runs on a normal AA battery too!
Improve your night sight with the latest headlamp technology.
A tough, dependable nightlight
A rechargeable and programmable headlamp.
A 140-lumen beam in a lipstick-size flashlight.
A light for your cooler–perfect for car camping.
An easy-to-use headlamp (even with gloves on).
Make camp a little more comfortable with these bonus items.
The Krill Light electronic electroluminescent (EL) light stick is a bright, long-lasting glow stick made for function not fashion.
Icon attempts the impossible: to make headlamps cool.
All backpackers carry a headlamp in their pack, but many often hesitate to carry a mini-lantern–this smart two-fer solves the problem.
A headlamp and mini lantern in one.
This headlamp for your chest is ideal for night hikers.
A lightweight flashlight that converts to a lantern
The tiniest light
A superbright headlamp with big, easy-to-find buttons
Runners will love this headlamp.
We hike and camped through 78 inky nights from Whitney to Katahdin to evaluate five featherweight headlamps--then ran a battery of controlled tests to rank brightness and longevity.
The Coast Lenser is the lightest and cheapest headlamp we tested.
The Mammut Lucido provides the steadiest light.
The Petzl Tikka features the best light quality.
The Black Diamond Spot has the brightest light and best battery life.
This best all-around headlamp passed every test we threw at it.
Forget brightest or lightest–get the most versatile headlamp. Ever.
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
Solar charge all your outdoor electronics with Mediastreet's MP3 Player.
Want to make it out alive? Consider packing these 17 items carried by a veteran Yosemite search-and-rescue ranger.
This hearty camera bag has plenty of room, and padding, to haul picture-taking paraphernalia plus hiking gear.
The year's best packs, boots, tents, jackets, and sleeping bags. Period. Plus, a never-die headlamp, a life-saving beacon, a back-saving ultralight chair, and more innovative, trail-tested gear.
From water purifiers to first-aid kits, these accessories are also essentials.
Five questions to ask yourself before you buy a sleeping bag
It's cold out there -- but don't fret. We've tested and reviewed all the best gear to keep you warm, dry, and comfy when the mercury drops.
Rechargeable batteries are better for the environment and can save you money. Learn about the pros and cons of the different types of rechargeable batteries.
Expert tips for improving your night vision
For just over 3 ounces, you get a smart, powerhouse light with all the functions you'll ever need.
A headlamp with a swiveling compact head and easy-to-use buttons.
A two-setting headlamp with sharp, shadow-free light and a great price.
A bright mini-lamp with one-click operation.
Keep your flashlights and headlamps alive longer with these trail tips.
10 essentials for long day adventures