HC65

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

Built from im­pact-re­sis­tant and wa­ter­proof alu­minum with a flex­i­ble poly­mer strap mount, the HC65 feels re­as­sur­ingly tough. The 1,000-lu­men turbo mode cuts through dark­ness, but a va­ri­ety of low-out­put modes make this head­lamp just as ef­fec­tive for close-up tasks. Un­screw­ing the switch end of the body re­veals a built-in mi­cro-USB port for easy recharg­ing; a blue LED blinks to in­di­cate bat­tery level or charg­ing sta­tus.

PROS:

We’re se­ri­ously im­pressed by the level of features and build qual­ity at this price.

IPX8 wa­ter­proof to 2-me­ter im­mer­sion, im­pact-re­sis­tant to 1 me­ter

CONS:

Heav­i­est of the 12 head­lamps Full-presses of the switch pro­duce a re­as­sur­ing click, but half-presses re­quire just a light touch. We ques­tion the long-term dura­bil­ity of this con­trol scheme. Cap must be re­moved to ac­cess USB port, and could eas­ily be mis­placed

CLAIMED MAX BRIGHT­NESS

1,000 lu­mens

CLAIMED MAX RUN­TIME

800 hours

WEIGHT WITH BAT­TER­IES

5.7 ounces

BAT­TERY TYPE Recharge­able 18650 (one, in­cluded) or CR123A (two, not in­cluded)

OUT­PUT MODES Spot turbo, high, medium, low, ul­tralow, strobe, SOS, or flash­ing; white flood light; red con­stant-on or flash­ing

MSRP

$75

URL

www.nitecore.com

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