Once you have the best tactical head torch you never want to go back. They free up one of your hands, and they always shine at whatever you’re looking at because they’re strapped to your head.
Considering the number of beatings this thing is going to get in caves, attics, tunnels, this flashlight has to be tough. So we’ve picked out the brightest and toughest head flashlights available. They all come with convenient straps that you can attach to your head or a helmet. Check out our descriptions too – they’re there to shine a light in the right direction!
#1 Princeton Tec Remix LED Headlamp
There’s a ton of options, but I picked up the multicam version because of it’s Red LED’s. However they’ve got tons of options (around 10!) for different colors, bands, and power ranges. The torch itself is super easy to use and lightweight, but totally bright enough to use around the house/garage, or outdoors at night. It’s not going to give you the brightness of a streetlamp, but it’s more than enough for standard residential use.
#2 Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp
This advanced, 350 lumens head torch from Princeton Tec has 5 lighting modes, ranging from Ultrabright high to Ultrabright flash, to Maxbright low, up to 120m beam length and up to 200 hrs burn time. Durable and waterproof to 1m, it’s also equipped with a battery power meter and Heatsink technology which prevents overheating. It’s compatible with alkaline, lithium, and rechargeable batteries and ideal for camping, caving, climbing, paddling and work. Moreover, it was UL Safety Rating approved.
#3 PETZL – TACTIKKA Headlamp
The Petzl Tactikka Core Pro Headlamp is one of the best tactical headtorches available, ideal. In addition to a bright, white beam, the Tactikka Core Pro preserves your night vision with a strong, red light setting. Coming in a lightweight, compact design, the Tactikka is a modular addition to your kit.
With a striking output of 350 Lumens, the Tactikka can fire out to a range of more than 300 feet. Three AAA batteries power the Tactikka for a total of 160 hours, and the Petzl Core Rechargeable Battery can keep the Tactikka charged up and ready for any mission. Hunters, Hikers, Anglers, and Travelers will find great use from this headtorch.
#4 PETZL – TACTIKKA + Headlamp
This headlamp is designed for tactical use. It’s durable and low profile. With 250 lumens, you won’t have to worry about it not being bright enough. You can also choose from muted color options.
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