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Aix sponsa
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Ideas for woods headlamp Reply with quote

I didn't get any geocaching items for Christmas. I think that others in my life hope that if they ignore this malady it will wane and disappear. Tout le contraire, so it's off to the Internet mall for me. I'm looking for a very good headlamp to use when looking for caches in the woods and for skiing or biking at night if I cache a bit too late. I'd like to pay a sale price of under $50. Any suggestions. Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that everyone likes their cheap headlamp that they got off Woot.com last year. It was a cheap headlamp that I think sells for around $20. It was a Garrity 1 Watt Pivoting Luxeon LED Headlamp. I know that I am happy with mine and I have recommended it to others.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlamp that I use I got at Menards I belive it was $20.
It uses 2 or 3 AAA batterys.
also If I remember corretly it was made by energiser. It has 3 leds and it also has red leds.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheaper is better. About $20 sounds better than under $50. I'm after the best bang for the buck. Durable and something that is multi-purpose. I borrowed a petzl once. I'm not sure which model. It was nicer to use than my Mini-maglite!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheaper the headlamp the bigger the batteries. They can get a little uncomfortable and heavy. Mine has the giant battery pack in the back and gets annoying at times.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
I think that everyone likes their cheap headlamp that they got off Woot.com last year. It was a cheap headlamp that I think sells for around $20. It was a Garrity 1 Watt Pivoting Luxeon LED Headlamp. I know that I am happy with mine and I have recommended it to others.


I agree - I love mine!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the design of the Garrity may have changed. Do you have one with the over the head strap and would it matter? Also, the lights are not within a circle but in a modified v-shape. Would that change your decision if you were buying a Garrity today?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aix sponsa wrote:
It looks like the design of the Garrity may have changed. Do you have one with the over the head strap and would it matter? Also, the lights are not within a circle but in a modified v-shape. Would that change your decision if you were buying a Garrity today?


This appears to be the same model as the one I bought from Woot:

http://www.garritylites.com/page567.html

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.garritylites.com/page230.html
Looking for a headlamp this appears to be the new replacement or businesses are just out of the other style. Does anyone ever use the red lights? I guess which one I decide on depends upon the use of the red lights.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I found one place to buy it. Maybe I should wait to see if more become available and at a better price.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aix sponsa wrote:
http://www.garritylites.com/page230.html
Looking for a headlamp this appears to be the new replacement or businesses are just out of the other style. Does anyone ever use the red lights? I guess which one I decide on depends upon the use of the red lights.


The red ones are, in my opinion, only good if you're trying to save your night vision. I've used mine a couple of times just to try it but don't see any useful value in it myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aix sponsa wrote:
http://www.garritylites.com/page230.html
Looking for a headlamp this appears to be the new replacement or businesses are just out of the other style. Does anyone ever use the red lights? I guess which one I decide on depends upon the use of the red lights.


If you cache with others at night the red light is a must. You'll blind the other people otherwise when you turn your head.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedysk1 wrote:
If you cache with others at night the red light is a must. You'll blind the other people otherwise when you turn your head.


Ahhh - that makes sense. We don't have enough caching population up here to make that on my radar. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs. Mizzou wrote:
The cheaper the headlamp the bigger the batteries. They can get a little uncomfortable and heavy. Mine has the giant battery pack in the back and gets annoying at times.


you have also carried a giant club, I mean flashlight if I remember correctly
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an Energizer 6-LED headlamp a couple of years ago and love it. It cost me about $20 and came with the 3 AAA batteries that I am still using (I'm sure they're almost done but they keep going). It isn't very heavy at all and is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I would definitely buy another for the price and quality. They sell them at Target, Wal-Mart and most department stores with a sporting goods department.

http://www.energizer.com/products/flashlights/outdoor-lights/Pages/batteries-lantern-headlamp.aspx
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