My first post- long time reader and admirer of the skills and knowledge here. Usually I manage to find what I need but struggling this time.
Essentially I'm looking to take one half of the AF02 and fit it to one half of the original clamp on the Fenix headband.
Why? Well- I'm trying to get a bit more light for running- currently I use an LD20 in the Fenix headband. I was going to buy an HP11 but I think the torches are better and I've not seen a headlamp that does what I want.
In order to get more light, I'd like to go with rechargeable 18650 batteries- I have it in my head that rechargeable CR123's aren't that good so that's the logic there.
Trouble with all the torches that use 18650 batteries is that they are all 25.4mm diameter which doesn't fit the Fenix headband.
However, I have come across the EagleTac D25LC2 Clicky which is 23mm and will fit although the clamp wont be flush closed. The only issue is I'm not that excited about the operation of it with all the twisting.
I also looked at the PD32 which i quite like but I do fancy a step up in performance with a Klarus XT11 or similar. Using that and my LD20 the weight would be the same as the HP11 anyway- more or less.
As these bodies are too big for the Fenix headband, I've been looking for options- I saw the thread about the Twofish Lockblock but not sure how it would hold while running in the way depicted ie velcro'd around the existing clamp. My own idea was to get a bit of 18-20mm plastic pipe, mount that with the Fenix headband clamp and then use the Twofish Lockblock on that.
Worried about it slipping round I looked for other clamps and found the Fenix AF02 clamp. So, back to original point, does anyone know if you can unscrew the top half of that and then attach that to the fixed half of the Fenix headband clamp which can be unscrewed? It would be a much simpler solution and look much better.
That way you could use torches up to 28mm- though a 28mm diameter body may require a large neck
Anyway apologies for rambling on but some background info there for context- any alternative options gratefully received.