Instead of rigging up a complicated system of helmet mirrors to light the trail, just stick the Petzl MYP RXP Headlamp on your dome. With ll different lighting modes ranging from a modest 20 lumens all the way to a staggering 370 (in boost mode), it has the ability to provide the right amount of light for hiking, trail running, or hanging out around camp, and it can burn for up to 50 hours before the batteries need replacing. The MYO ships with 3 AA alkaline batteries, but it is also compatible with lithium, Ni-MH, and Ni-Cd cells, so you can opt for rechargeable options if you prefer (they also provide a longer burn time than the included batteries). Before the juice runs out, the MYO warns you when the batteries are 70% and 90% discharged, too, so you’ll always know how much time you have left.
In addition to the multiple brightness modes, the MYO also lets you choose between Constant and Standard lighting. In Constant lighting, the brightness does not gradually decrease as the batteries drain; it then switches to reserve mode, which broadcasts three lumens for 50 hours, when the batteries near the end of their lives. Standard mode dims as the batteries die, but gives you a longer lifespan if serious brightness isn’t as essential. The MYO also comes with an optional top strap for extra stability, and uses a water-resistant construction that lets you hike or run in the rain without zapping yourself.
11 different lighting modes
Wide and focused beam options
Constant lighting mode
Standard lighting mode
Battery life indicator light
Included top strap
Compatible with alkaline, lithium, Ni-MH, and NI-Cd batteries