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  1. #1
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    I need some advise please

    Good morning all . I found out the hard way my head lamp has stopped working . Just asking what is being used by the HBC members .

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  3. #2
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    Re: I need some advise please

    Petzl Actik or Black Diamond seem to work fine for me.....

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    Re: I need some advise please

    Check out Fenix. They have some great lightweight options. I have been using the HM50R and love it! That being said I came from an old clunky Petal that I had for 10 years and still works great just not as bright as today's units.
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  5. #4
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    Re: I need some advise please

    Fenix is the best headlamp I’ve owned. It’s aluminum housing not plastic. I’ve had the same one for 7 years.

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    Re: I need some advise please

    Fenix for sure. Crazy bright, I find mine gets great battery life, and super solid.

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    Re: I need some advise please

    I've owned a bunch of fancy headlamps but for the past several years I've used nothing but Costco cheapos. They all have the same brightness and battery life, I don't see the reason to spend a bunch of dough. I think the last set I bought from Costco were about $29 for three, including batteries. One in the truck, one in my day pack and one in my big pack. When I'm not using them I turn one battery around so they can't be accidentally turned on to drain the batteries.

    The only exception is I bought one rechargeable headlamp off Amazon that I leave in my truck. My biggest complaint with headlamps is a 50% battery-- too new to change but too old to last while a big animal is processed. My rechargeable one is almost always at 100%.
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    Re: I need some advise please

    I've been using Fenix hl50 for two years now and they discontinued it but it's awesome takes one double A battery and now using ultimate lithium and It Last Forever I keep looking for more but the ones that are available the price is way too high but if you can find one for about $70 that's a good price

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    Re: I need some advise please

    Quote Originally Posted by albravo2 View Post
    I've owned a bunch of fancy headlamps but for the past several years I've used nothing but Costco cheapos. They all have the same brightness and battery life, I don't see the reason to spend a bunch of dough. I think the last set I bought from Costco were about $29 for three, including batteries. One in the truck, one in my day pack and one in my big pack. When I'm not using them I turn one battery around so they can't be accidentally turned on to drain the batteries.

    The only exception is I bought one rechargeable headlamp off Amazon that I leave in my truck. My biggest complaint with headlamps is a 50% battery-- too new to change but too old to last while a big animal is processed. My rechargeable one is almost always at 100%.
    I always carry two in my pack....

  10. #9
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    Re: I need some advise please

    Princes Auto, cheap runs forever all the light I need.

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    Re: I need some advise please

    Another vote for Fenix. i bought mine from "Fenix Frank"

    been using for many years now with rechargeable batteries. 10/10 would buy again, but haven't needed to as its lasted 2x longer then any petzl i have owned.
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