Learn what a headlamps IP code is. Plus, three more multifunctional lights.
Seven ways to light up the night.
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).
All backpackers carry a headlamp in their pack, but many often hesitate to carry a mini-lantern–this smart two-fer solves the problem.
This headlamp for your chest is ideal for night hikers.
A lightweight flashlight that converts to a lantern
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.
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 bright mini-lamp with one-click operation.
A two-setting headlamp with sharp, shadow-free light and a great price.
Keep your flashlights and headlamps alive longer with these trail tips.
10 essentials for long day adventures