Flashlights are great, but there are times the light is needed while keeping both hands free to work. I have this need when I am hunting and cooking barbecue. Whether hunting early morning or finishing an evening hunt, a headlamp comes in handy while walking or dealing with gear. The ThruNite TH20 LED Headlamp ($29.99) fits the bill.
The ThruNite TH20 LED Headlamp puts out up to 520 lumens in turbo mode. The light is made of aircraft grade aluminum which is great for durability as well as heat dissipation. It works with a Li-ion 14500 750mAh battery or simply one AA battery. I am using the latter and have had great performance.
The light quickly attaches to your head using the adjustable strap. I like the single strap design and when fitted properly is quite comfortable. The inside of the strap is soft and helps avoid any skin irritation while wearing it. The light itself is attached via a small rubber slot of which a spare is included.
Using the TH20 is simple. Tap the power button on the end of the unit to turn it on and off. Power will be set at the last used level. To change lighting levels, simply hold the button down. The light will either be getting dimmer of brighter. Hold for a few seconds when it reaches turbo mode to enter the SOS mode. I found the button hold easy to use to get my light set the correct amount. When I barbecue it is usually full blast, but if I’m sitting in a hunting blind early in the morning it will be on the dimmest setting.
The light is bright, comfortable and well made. Many similar products include a light with a plastic housing making them easily broken. The ThruNite TH20 is made to last a long time and survive camping, hunting, or any other use you need. I highly recommend the light if you are in the need of a light solution that keeps your hands free. Heck, I even use it if I run outside after dark to check the pool filter or take out the trash. Great thing is, it will be working for many years to come.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I like: Comfortable to wear yet bright and rugged
What could be improved: Nothing at this point