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    Default HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    hello all ,
    I am new to the site and was hoping to get some advice on a headlamp suitable for fishing and camping ....I am in Australia and would be using it on dusk for fishing / getting back to the car from the river /using around camp / working on my car etc . I have done quite a bit of research however I am unable to come up with what want . I have looked at the black diamond revolt and was turned off by a review that said they were uncomfortable to wear for long periods plus having to modify non black diamond rechargeable batteries to enable them to be charged . I was also looking at the zebralights but none of them seem to have a red light . I dont want to shine a bright light into the water when I am fishing as it scares the trout away

    These are the things I am trying to cover
    * light weight and comfortable
    * reasonably long battery life ( say 4-6 hours )
    * rechargeable via USB
    * no rear battery pack / self contained
    * headband does not really matter , would rather not have the strap over the top of my head if possible but not a deal breaker
    * red light for preserving night vision
    * does not need to be super bright / just good light

    I tried searching previous threads about this but the earliest ones I could find were 2010 . Can anyone with more knowledge than me suggest something good quality without a massive price tag ?
    Thanks in advance Matt

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    Default Re: HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    Hiya Matt. If you don't need loads of power then petzl e-lite might be the one. It's easily switchable between white and red light, and you can also make it come on in red.

    Zebralight do make a dedicated red light, however I can't remember the model..but it is on their site.

    Other than that, rear battery Fenix's might be an option for more power. But...rear battery...sorry...

    Edit...just thought of Fenix HL35....

    I can't think of any USB rechargeable ones though.
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    Default Re: HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    I think that Petzl TIKKA R+ might be a good choice for you.


    It is USB rechargeable, light, compact, programmable, have red light...
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    Default Re: HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    Thanks guys i appreciate the replies . Can anyone who currently owns one comment on the battery life of the petzl r + ?

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    Default Re: HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    I will add that UV LEDs and even some blu LEDs can fluoresce fishing line making it easier to see in the dark if that helps any.
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    R+ will work as advertised - 10 hours of runtime in reactive low mode - trail tested
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    Sounds good , thank you for your help

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    Default Re: HEADLAMP SUITABLE FOR FISHING AND GENERAL USE

    Ended up going for the petzl reactik + , seems like a pretty good light . Not the cheapest but the best all round for my needs with comfort and weight . Thanks again for the replies

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