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Petzl Tikka XP2 CORE Headlamp Review

Petzl Tikka XP2 CORE Headlamp

As many companies look to reduce the carbon footprint of their products, rechargeable batteries are making their way into more and more outdoor technologies.  The Petzl Tikka XP2 CORE headlamp takes an already great headlamp and adds Petzl’s CORE USB-rechargeable battery pack providing excellent battery life and eliminates the wasteful use of disposable alkaline batteries. Fit of the Petzl Tikka ...

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I hate to admit this, but I didn’t know the name LED LENSER (pronounced “led” lenser, not “L-E-D” lenser) before testing this product; now that I do know the name, I think everyone should. I have a passion for gadgets and tools that not only work well, but are rugged enough to take a beating no matter what activity I’m ...

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Primus PrimeTorch 1010 Review

Flashlights often don’t have much of a wow! factor to them as they seem to go overlooked by headlamps and lanterns.  I’ve been testing out the Primus PrimeTorch 1010 flashlight and if you are looking for an AMAZING flashlight, this is the one.  I remember back in the old days when Mag Lights were all the rage, but watch out ...

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp Review

When buying a headlamp, many people think all they need/want is a light that turns on and off with maybe a few light settings.  As technology is changing our lives with facebook, iPods, smartphones, etc; it’s also changing how we play outdoors.  I’ve been testing out the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp and while it might look basic from the outside, ...

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Mammut S-Lite Review

Whether you’re out backpacking, car camping, hiking, or doing a 24 hour running stage race, a good quality headlamp can sometimes make your break your adventure.  I’ve recently been testing out the Mammut S-Lite headlamp for my own adventures and have been very pleased so far.  Compared to traditional headlamps, the Mammut S-Lite is lighter, more compact, but still packs ...

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Snow Peak Hozuki Lantern Review

Whether you’re enjoying a good book or a game of cards in your tent or hanging out with friends around the campsite, it’s nice to have a good light.  For camping, there are different lights for different uses. There are headlamps that work nicely on your forehead when you want direct light on an object or area.  For lighting larger ...

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Kelty Lumapivot Lantern Review

One of my favorite camping products of the season so far is the Kelty Lumapivot Lantern.  With exception to a full moon, there is not a whole lot else on the market that can pack as much light as the Kelty Lumapivot Lantern.  I recently went camping up in Golden Gate State Park for my first camping trip of the ...

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Energizer Solar Carabiner Crank LED Light Review

Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, having a reliable light source is definitely something you want to put on your list of gear to bring.  I’ve been testing out the Energizer Solar Carabiner Crank LED Light for a number of camping trips where I was far away from civilization and buying a set of batteries was not really an option.  Since this light does ...

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Mammut TR1 + Ambient Light Set Review

When looking for a headlamp, a few things come to mind that are important me when finding the right one.  I want it to be easy to use, lightweight, at least 3-4 LED’s to provide good lighting, and with the new Mammut TR1 with ambient light set, I might just have to add a new criteria to my list.  During ...

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Petzl Tikka Plus2 Review

The Petzl Tikka Plus2 is a great headlamp option whether you are looking to use it for hiking, backpacking, camping, running, cycling, or all your other active adventures.  The Tikka Plus2 delivers a powerful 50 lumens of white light and can reach out to 35 meters at its high output level and last for 55 hours.  In its economic or ...

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