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    Petzl Nao is what I have for a backcountry trip next month. Pretty cool system that adapts to reflected light to save battery life. It is rechargeable or will accept batteries. I purchased a small solar panel to charge my headlamp, GPS, and camera should it need it. Beats packing a weeks worth of batteries around and then packing them out after they die. The set up isn't cheap but once you have it there is no need to ever pack batteries.

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    I would say the 1 NOT to get is the cheap one from Cabelas that I got and spent the night on a mountain in Idaho because it went out.
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    I've used Princeton tec and Petzl, but my current favorite is zebralight.


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    I've been running a Petzl Tikka XP for several years, in fact I can't even recall when I bought it. Dependable and always works well. Uses two AAA batteries, I typically use a couple lithium batteries. I am sure there are better models now, but it has woke well for me for the very thing you need yours for.
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    Here is a nice review on a few different headlamps.

    http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/headlamp-reviews

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    I used to use a smaller Petzl head light, but have recently switched to the Streamlight Protac. My hunting partner bought it for me after I made him lead the way 5 miles back to the truck, because his Streamlight was throwing funny shadows everywhere in front of me, it was so much brighter than my light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdub24 View Post
    Here is a nice review on a few different headlamps.

    http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/headlamp-reviews
    Thanks for the link tdub. Good information there!

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    Primos Top Gun: 6 hours @ 150 Lumens and 12 hours @ 85 Lumens. Runs on 2 AA batteries, the same as my GPS. I like it so much I own three of them

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    Petzl zipka. You don't see too many of these, but I am really happy with the performance and the super compact size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I like my CR123 Princeton tec, but I am also very impressed with Zebralight headlamps. They have AA models, but the rechargeables are really eye-opening. Like turn night into day eye-opening.
    So this thread has got me looking for a headlamp for my wife.

    BB…the Zebralight single battery AA models looks really great. The reviews I have been reading all are very positive. They are bright, lightweight, rugged aluminum case, waterproof, and good battery life. Do you know much about these? For us, the main use would be hiking out at night. For now, I'd like to stay with the single AA battery rather than the 18650 battery, since I am using AA's in everything else. So far the Zebralight H52W looks the best, because it has a spot beam and higher lumen output than some of the other models.
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