Gear Review: Evernew EL9 Solar Clip Light

This sustainable light gives cap-wearers a viable headlamp alternative.

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I always wear my Red Sox cap on warm-weather hikes, which made this clip-on lamp an instant favorite. The onboard solar panel delivers sustainable power without the need for extra cords and panels, and it charges even on overcast days. The three LED bulbs are plenty bright for camp duty and trail hiking (casts a beam up to 100 feet) and last about 12 hours on a full charge. Pros Affordable, light, sustainable. Cons We packed one carelessly and broke a clip.

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Eco-minded hikers who want a solar headlamp; ultralighters who don’t want to carry extra batteries

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“Unfortunately, it fits all billed caps, so Yankees fans can get one, too.”

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