I had asked once before about the best headlamp for caving. The little RiverRock one from Target just doesn't cut it. Anyways, I never got one at the time because I was still recovering from a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery. Long story short, I hope to be able to go on a trip later this month. At the time of my original question it seemed that the Apex was the overwhelming favorite. My main requirements were good light output and flat regulation for as long as possible, and moderately priced (the $65 for the Apex will be a tough sell to the wife as it is). From what I could gather there hasn't been anything along in the last few months that is likely to have dethroned it. I just wanted to confirm that that is, indeed, the case.