7 Headlamps for Runners, Reviewed

Paul Cuno-Booth April 8th, 2015

Light up the trail with one of these night-tested headlamps

alt
Photo by Celin Serbo.

Whether running an all-night ultra, sneaking in a post-work jog during the long winter months or starting a race before dawn, trail runners inevitably run in the dark at some point. Here’s the dirt on seven light sources that run the gamut from lightweight speedsters to ultra-powerful models that turn night into day.

 

alt

 

Petzl Nao: A smart lamp that reacts to ambient light and adjusts its beam automatically. Editor’s choice.

>Read the review

 

 

alt

Black Diamond Sprinter: A headlamp so lightweight and balanced you almost forget you’re wearing it. Editor’s choice.

>Read the review

 

 

 

alt

Olympia EX550: A powerful light ideal for route-finding.

>Read the review

 

 

 

 

alt

Black Diamond Icon: A crazy-long battery life for ultra athletes who don’t stop.

>Read the review

 

 

 

 

alt

Princeton Tec Sync: Lightweight, simple and super cheap, the Sync is the perfect lamp to stash in your pack, just in case.

>Read the review

 

 

 

alt

 

Light & Motion SoLite 250EX: A headlamp that can also be configured as a bike light, helmet light or flashlight, for campers, explorers and nighttime triathletes.

>Read the review

 

 

alt

 

GoMotion FUSION Backpack Light: If you find headlamps uncomfortable, this is the light source for you.

>Read the review

Leave A Comment

Be the First to Comment!

avatar
wpDiscuz