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Five Best Camping Headlamps For Your Night Camp and Fishing Needs

Updated on September 28, 2010

We need flashlights during camping because these can serve us as our guides when darkness sets in on the outdoors. Without it, we can’t see our way around and we can’t feel safe staying in dark and unfamiliar places where we are foreigners. In some ways, flashlights give us our sense of securities and peace of mind because they can serve as our guides in everything that we want to do.

The significance of flashlights is very much considered by those who go on camping trips as light is essential. There are sorts of them you can bring with you on the outdoors. Lots of them have features for brighter light, longer life and easy handling – all for more convenient camping. And since we’re talking about lighting convenience, then we have to include camping headlamps. These are lamps worn on the head for convenience when you need your two hands during your night hiking, hunting, fishing, and video taping. Also, some people do want to observe animals and things around the campsite so headlamps can be very usable because you need your two hands to secure yourself while holding on to something.

There may be lots of lamps out there for camping – flashlights and emergency lanterns – but camping headlamps can serve in lots of different ways. They are more useful when you need light without having to hold on your light source like flashlights. With headlamps, you can light your trail while hiking in the evening or jogging very early in the morning. You can also go fishing at night with them instead of using a lantern so you light up the areas you need to see without having to bother about moving or adjusting your light source.

Here are some of the best headlamps for your convenience and they are carefully selected for every camper’s needs. Professional campers loved these gadgets because they can serve well with their purposes that are too many.

Petzl E49P TacTikka Plus 4-LED Headlamp, Black
Petzl E49P TacTikka Plus 4-LED Headlamp, Black

Petzl E49P TacTikka Plus 4-LED Headlamp, Black

If you’re planning to go camping near streams or lakes, this headlamp might inspire you. This hardy, three-AAA-battery-powered, 4-LED headlamp is specially made with fishing in mind. It’s got three levels of illumination to cater to how much light you need. This also allows you to save your battery energy, although you can have it running up to 150 hours. With the batteries already included, this headlamp weighs only 78 grams so you don’t have to worry if you’re cutting on backpack weight. Its light weight also makes it more comfortable to wear, especially on long periods of time when you’re out fishing, night hiking or night biking. The adjustable, elastic headband also adds more convenience you can be sure this headlamp won’t slip down your face even when you are trekking or hiking on rough terrains.

Streamlight 61052 Septor LED Headlamp with Strap, Yellow
Streamlight 61052 Septor LED Headlamp with Strap, Yellow

Streamlight 61052 Septor LED Headlamp with Strap, Yellow

With the Septor headlamp, your days of head lighting-related stiff necks are over. This headlamp could have been made on a person’s head with its construction specially designed to fit perfectly and to reduce neck strain. You can tilt the head up to 90 degrees to focus the light instead of adjusting your neck. The Septor provides superior illumination with seven LEDS that can last up to 100,000 hours, each protected by polycarbonate lens to withstand strong impacts. This way you get more freedom to move and do anything without the apprehension of breaking your lamp. You can also adjust the illumination to save on energy. You can use just one LED for short range lighting like when you’re fixing something during a night in camp. For medium-range lighting, you can use just three of the LEDs. For maximum illumination, use all of the seven. This headlamp has an adjustable, water-resistant strap that can fit anyone.

Dorcy International 41-2098 145-Lumens 3AAA LED Plastic Headlamp with Batteries
Dorcy International 41-2098 145-Lumens 3AAA LED Plastic Headlamp with Batteries

Dorcy International 41-2098 145-Lumens 3AAA LED Plastic Headlamp with Batteries

LED technology allows you to have powerful lights that last long. These are ideal when going outdoors since you’ll be away from electric sources. LED lights are popular among campers because of their reliability and durability. These features are included in this headlamp powered by three AAA-batteries. Its LED bulb never needs replacing and can illuminate up to 10 feet with 145 lumens. This is very useful when it comes to night camping or biking since you’ll need to see a lot of what you’ll be passing through hands-free. You can also count on it if you’re going fishing because this headlamp is water-proof. You also don’t have to crane your neck much with this since you can tilt the light to focus it on whatever you’re busy at. The adjustment is very good in that the light doesn’t hit your eyes too. Make your camping trip more convenient with this fits-all dependable headlamp.

Fenix 7 Level 225 Lumen LED Headlamp
Fenix 7 Level 225 Lumen LED Headlamp

Fenix 7 Level 225 Lumen LED Headlamp

This headlamp is just what you need for your camping trip: strong, enduring, flexible, waterproof and lightweight. The Fenix headlamp features a Cree XR-E LED (Q5) that can illuminate up to 120 meters or 390 feet with 225 lumens. It can last up to 210 hours depending on how much illumination you use. You can adjust the lighting to four different levels. Starting at the least, a lighting of 7 lumens can last up to 210 hours, a lighting of 50 lumens will last up to 22 hours, 120 lumens will go up to 7.5 hours and a maximum of 225 lumens can be emitted for three minutes. This headlamp also has three flash modes: strobe, SOS and warning flash. The strobe can be used for five hours, the SOS can be used for 50 hours and the warning flash can last up to 44 hours. Remember, we’re talking about a headlamp here and that’s a lot! Whatever comes your way on your camping trip, be sure you have this headlamp with you. It’s reliable and easy-to-carry. It could save your life too.

Princeton Tec Corona 8 LED Headlamp
Princeton Tec Corona 8 LED Headlamp

Princeton Tec Corona 8 LED Headlamp

This is for you if you want to flood a dark camp area with bright light. In fact, many campers see this headlamp as the brightest and have the most efficient area light among its kind.  It has a very durable nylon head strap and an emergency flashing signal modes so it has versatility on its own. It has 8 super bright wide angled LED that are virtually unbreakable and have a life span of 10,000 hours. These LED lights are some of the products proudly represented by Corona. The good thing about this headlamp it is can allow you to use the number of LED you want so you can control the brightness which makes it handy during your work, hiking and any personal activity. You can make it dim as your night light, make it a little brighter as your reading light when camping and very bright when walking in the dark. When it comes to comfortability, this headlamp is superb because its general quality and workmanship bring about the best of Corona. So if you want an excellent bright headlamp, don’t think twice in choosing this perfect lightsource.  


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  • Camping with Kids profile image

    GA Andereson (Gus) 

    7 years ago from Maryland, USA

    Great headlamp choices. I have a single-band Petzl and can't believe how I fumbled along without one for so long. Sure makes nighttime around camp a lot easier.


  • Outdoor Guy profile imageAUTHOR

    Outdoor Guy 

    8 years ago from Ansel Adam's Country

    Thanks Chris. Well, I really chose the ones that are very popular and very efficient. I like these lamps a lot too.

  • Christopher Price profile image

    Christopher Price 

    8 years ago from Vermont, USA

    Good Hub with well done comparisons.

    I own a Surefire StylusPro Penlight and it is a great little flashlight, well worth the price.

    With the combination of variable light intensities to conserve power and the tilting head. I'd bet the Septor headlamp would be equally worthy of consideration.




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