Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Mammut TR1+Ambient Light Set

All backpackers carry a headlamp in their pack, but many often hesitate to carry a mini-lantern–this smart two-fer solves the problem.

All backpackers carry a headlamp in their pack, but many often hesitate to carry a mini-lantern for nighttime tent games and lounging. This smart two-fer solves the problem, without adding (any significant) weight or taking up pack space. It’s a bright (four LED) headlamp that burns for up to 60 hours on three AAAs.

The beam swivels up and down and three settings let you cast a bright beam for navigation, a mellower one for camp chores, and a flashing signal for emergencies. But it’s the simple plastic diffuser that makes this headlamp ultra-versatile. Just snap the cone over the housing, hang it from a ceiling loop, and your tent is filled with a cozy, ambient glow—perfect for a rummy tournament. $45; 3.7 oz.; mammut.ch