The 10 Best Headlamps For Runners

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This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in April of 2017. Don't have time to jog during daylight hours, or just prefer getting your exercise in under the cover of darkness? If so, remember to take one of these runners' headlamps with you, which keep you visible on busy roads and ensure you get back home safely. We've selected budget-friendly options as well as robust, feature-laden models that seem to do just about everything but tie your shoes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Black Diamond Spot

2. Petzl Tikkina

3. BioLite HeadLamp 330

Editor's Notes

March 04, 2019:

Selecting just the right headlamp is tough, but we've made sure to keep some models that take away the biggest common problem: bouncing. These include the Princeton Tec Remix, the Black Diamond Spot, and the upgraded version of the Petzl Tikkina. Unlike many, these have a slim, small profile, allowing them to remain in one place and not jump up and down. We also added another Petzl model, the Reactik+, although this won't be for every user. Why? Because it has many high-tech features that not every runner will care about or want to pay for. It's rechargeable, though, which is a plus. At the other end of the spectrum, we added the Vitchelo V800; this is not the most durable of the bunch, but if your nighttime runs are limited, it might be fine to keep on hand. Finally, we removed the Heimdall Headlamp due to concerns about availability and replaced the Black Diamond Sprinter with the BioLite HeadLamp 330, which is lighter and, currently, easier to find.

4. Princeton Tec Remix

5. Petzl Reactik+

6. Foxelli USB Rechargeable

7. Petzl NAO

8. GoMotion Corebeam Lightbelt

9. Coast FL85 Dual Color

10. Vitchelo V800

Melissa Harr
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