Headlamps Test: Lightest of the Lights

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.

Lightest & Cheapest

Coast LED Lenser Micro Headlamp

Steady Burner

Mammut Lucido TXlite Headlamp

Best Light Quality

Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp

Brightest

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Best All-Around

Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp