Headlamps are one of the most convenient ways to carry a flashlight hands-free when you are in the dark. Most headlamps have a single focussed beam that aims light directly in front of you, but that’s not the case with the Liteband PRO 1000 Headlamp; it provides a 210º beam, shining a light on everything directly in your path and on both sides. Wondering if this might be an even better lighting solution, especially when walking or working outdoors at night, I asked a long-time headlamp wearer, my husband Kev, to give the Lightband PRO 1000 a try.
There are many times I find myself needing to see in dark conditions. Working on my Jeep and golf cart, hunting, fishing, or smoking meats in the dark. It seems to happen a lot, and having two free hands is always a must. The cure for that is a headlamp, and I recently got to check out the Fenix HM65R headlamp.
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.
If you’ve ever gone outside to grab a couple of logs for the fireplace at night, then you know it’s not practical to bring along a flashlight unless you have a third arm. Outside of a superhero-grade nuclear spill, your best chance for gaining spare appendages is to use your head — wear a Maxxeon WorkStar 620 Technician’s Rechargeable Hands-Free Headlamp.
I’ll admit that the first time Kev slipped his headlamp on to go do something outside in the dark, I smirked. Why not just carry a flashlight? Why go out of your way to look like a coal miner or a caver? I’m being facetious, of course. I totally understood why he would want to be able to do things outside handsfree, but there’s no getting around the fact that wearing a headlamp makes you look a little silly. Only, you are the one getting the last laugh. If you have a headlamp on, it’s like you’ve grown an extra…