Best Headlamp – Reviews & Buying Guide
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Best Headlamp – Reviews & Buying Guide (July 2019)

Updated: December 6, 2018

Coast HL8 Pure Beam LED Headlamp

After 39 hours spent researching the best headlamps, we think Coast HL8 Pure Beam LED Headlamp is the best for most people.

This choice is based on several criteria: light, color, power source, max burntime, charge time, lumens, light mode, max range, waterproof, rotatable head, zoomable, rechargeable, battery included, weight, and warranty, among other things.

 ProductPriceOverall RatingQualityDurabilityAppearanceMaintenanceValue for Moneylightcolorpower sourcemax burntimecharge timelumenslight modemax rangewaterproofrotatable headzoomablerechargeablebattery includedweightwarranty
Coast HL8 Pure Beam LED HeadlampCoast HL8 Pure Beam LED HeadlampCheck Price4.95.05.04.55.05.0LEDBlack & red4 x AA battery64 hoursNot specified615 lumen3 mode711 ft (196m)IPX4NoYesYesYes0.8 lbsLifetime
Black Diamond ReVolt HeadlampBlack Diamond ReVolt HeadlampCheck Price4.75.05.04.54.54.5LED5 colors3 x AAA battery180 hours6 hours130 lumen7 mode262 ft (80m)IPX8NoNoYesNo0.19 lbs1 year
Black Diamond Spot HeadlampBlack Diamond Spot HeadlampCheck Price4.45.04.54.04.54.0LED5 colors3 x AAA battery180 hours6 hours300 lumen7 mode262 ft (80m)IPX8NoNoYesNo0.19 lbs1 year
Cobiz 18650 Cree LED HeadlampCobiz 18650 Cree LED HeadlampCheck Price4.55.04.54.04.54.5LEDBlack2 x Li-ion battery120 hours8 hours125 lumen4 mode984 ft (300m)IPX490 degYesYesYes0.64 lbs3 years
HG Rechargeable LED HeadlampHG Rechargeable LED HeadlampCheck Price4.24.54.04.04.04.5LEDBlack2 x Li-ion battery60 hours8 hours250 lumen4 mode1640 ft (500m)IPX490 degYesYesNo0.8 lbs1 year

Selection Of The Best Headlamps

Coast HL8 Pure Beam LED Headlamp

Coast HL8 Pure Beam LED Headlamp
(rated 4.9 / 5)
Quality
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Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
(rated 4.7 / 5)
Quality
Durability
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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
(rated 4.4 / 5)
Quality
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Appearance
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Cobiz 18650 Cree LED Headlamp

Cobiz 18650 Cree LED Headlamp
(rated 4.5 / 5)
Quality
Durability
Appearance
Maintenance
Value for Money
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HG Rechargeable LED Headlamp

HG Rechargeable LED Headlamp
(rated 4.2 / 5)
Quality
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Sources

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  10. The Hunt for the Best Headlamps, OutdoorGearLab, May 28, 2018

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