7 Headlamps for Runners, Reviewed
Light up the trail with one of these night-tested headlamps
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.
Petzl Nao: A smart lamp that reacts to ambient light and adjusts its beam automatically. Editor’s choice.
Black Diamond Sprinter: A headlamp so lightweight and balanced you almost forget you’re wearing it. Editor’s choice.
Olympia EX550: A powerful light ideal for route-finding.
Black Diamond Icon: A crazy-long battery life for ultra athletes who don’t stop.
Princeton Tec Sync: Lightweight, simple and super cheap, the Sync is the perfect lamp to stash in your pack, just in case.
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.
GoMotion FUSION Backpack Light: If you find headlamps uncomfortable, this is the light source for you.
Quartable 18L Pack
Mudroom Quartable 18L Storage Capacity: 26L (1600 cu. in.) Pack Weight: 1.8 lbs (.82 kg) External materials: 420d Ripstop nylon and 420d polyester back and bottom panels. Price: $105 Best … Continue reading “Trail Tested: Quartable 18L Pack”
iON Performance Bath Salts for Athletes
iON Performance Bath Salts and Soaks Cost: $17 Formulas: Recharge+Recover, Foot+Soak, Detox+Cope Best Features: Quick and easy to dissolve, noticeable recovery benefits, pleasant scent Room for Improvement: Each bag is about 2 … Continue reading “First Look: iON Performance Bath Salts for Athletes”