we wanted to like this coollooking light, but the lack of features compared to many cheaper units cost it points, along with the poor runtime and durability results. It’s not rated for submersion (though it handled a 1-second dip), and the plastic feels flimsy—the first drop onto a hard floor popped open the housing and sent batteries flying. The forehead plate and crisp headband are hardedged and uncomfortable. The headlamp does come with a longer-running Usb-chargeable lithium battery (the eponymous “Core”) that you can use in lieu of AAA batteries. This helps justify the higher price, as it would ultimately save cash on batteries over time.
price: $59.95 score: 69.2