Originally Posted by estarzinger
I have about a dozen different models, but actually use Princeton Tec Remix lamps. They do have red lights, and are small 'all in one' units (not seperate back battery
My PT was specifically purchased for winter mountaineering. This is why it has the large back of the head
triple AA battery pack that I fill with Li batteries. Great robust head lamp just not well suited for the boat. But, I did not buy it for the boat.. As I mentioned PT has a broad line up and other models I am sure are much better suited to boat use. I think they build one of the most robust mid priced head lamps out there.. For what I do every day, and the abuse my lamps take, a mid to high priced head lamp makes little sense. The Energizers fit the bill for that and represent a tremendous value... If I wreck one, I don't care, because a replacement is only $19.00....
I think I will check out the PT Remix!
Regardless, compared to 15 years ago, we are in 7th heaven for headlamps. Even the least expensive LED head lamps blow away the best of the incandescent head lamps from just 15 years ago..
I have a pile of the top end Petzl's with the chest pack, to keep the battery warm in winter. They used that silly flat 4.5V Duracell that was very hard to find. In one three day weekend of winter mountaineering I could chew through 3 of those Duracell packs at a cost of about $12.00 each!!!!! Today I can't even get those batteries so those old, expensive, Petzl's are technically antique junk..........
Today, with LED and three AAA's, I can go an entire three day weekend and still have many hours left over after the trip.... Costs me about $3.00 in Li batteries for LED vs. $36.00 for incandescent....
Saw you out there this summer...