Camping Gear Spotlight:Best HeadlampsWhen looking for a new headlamp, there are a few features that are the most important to me. It is important to have the look that I want, as well as a comfortable fit. I don’t like the large battery packs that some of these have, but a few of these models have a great small battery pack that can be clipped on your belt or backpack, which makes the headlamp itself much lighter. Since you can encounter weather while fishing, hunting, camping, or hiking, it’s important for my headlamp to water resistant, and would be even better to be waterproof. Being rechargeable is a must, not only to be better for the environment, but to be better on the pocket book. Last but not least, it’s important to have a high level of lumens, or light output, so that your headlamp can be as bright as you need it to be. The more lumens a headlamp has, the more it will cost, but with cost also comes quality and durability as well. NITECORE HC35 2700 Lumen USB Rechargeable 21700 HeadlampA powerful upgraded L-shaped headlamp equipped with 4 x CREE XP-G3 S3 LEDs with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. The HC35 has an ultra high performance specially designed for outdoor applications, with the 100 foot wide range flood optic system it ideally covers the field of view of human eyes. A single switch controls 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes. Powered by the next generation 21700 battery, the HC35 has a really long runtime of 1,200 hours with consistent usage of 50 days on ULTRA LOW. It is recommended to be powered by the included NL2140HP 21700 Li-ion battery (4,000mAh) while compatible with 1 x 18650 battery or 2 x CR123 / RCR123 batteries with the included 18650 battery magazine. It is all weather applicable while IP68 rated, 2 meters submersible and 1 meter impact resistant. •LED: 4x CREE XP-G3 S3 LEDs•Brightness: 2700 Lumens•Battery: NL2140HP 4000mAh 21700 •Rechargeable: Yes•Waterproof: YesNITECORE HC65 HeadlampUSB Rechargeable Headlamp•LED: CREE XM-L2 U2 LED •Brightness: 1000 lumen•Battery: 1x 18650, 2x CR123A, or 2x RCR123•Rechargeable: Yes•Waterproof: YesNITECORE HC60 HeadlampUSB Rechargeable Headlamp•LED: CREE XM-L2 U2 White Light•Brightness: 1000 lumen•Battery: 1x 18650 or 2x CR123A•Rechargeable: Yes•Waterproof: YesNITECORE HC30 HeadlampUSB Rechargeable Headlamp•LED: CREE XM-L2 U2 White Light•Brightness: 1000 lumen•Battery: 1 x 18650, 2 x CR123A•Rechargeable: Yes•Waterproof: YesNITECORE NU32 HeadlampUSB Rechargeable Headlamp•LED: White LED, Red Auxiliary LEDs, High CRI Auxiliary LEDs•Brightness: 550 lumen•Battery: Built In•Rechargeable: YesDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.