If you’ve ever been caught out in the tree stand after dark or like the excitement of night hunting, a headlamp can make the experience a lot easier. We researched and reviewed some of the top headlamps around to help you up your game so you can take down more game! But before jumping down to our reviews, take a look at the specs listed below to get an idea of what to look for in a headlamp for hunting.
Brightness: Measured in Lumens, brightness is a big deal! For reference, a 40W incandescent bulb puts out 450 Lumens.
Battery Life: The brighter the headlamp is, the shorter the battery life--but that can still mean 6+ hours of run time!
Rechargeable: Some headlamps have rechargeable batteries with cable chargers, while others use replaceable batteries.
Waterproof: When it starts to rain or you need to wade through the water, you want a headlamp that can handle water!
Weight: No one likes a headlamp that slides down your forehead, so we focused on finding lightweight options.
Warranty: The amount of time a manufacturer warranty lasts is a good indicator of the product’s overall quality.
Now that you know how to choose the best hunting headlamp, let’s get into some reviews! If you’re in a hurry, our top pick and budget pick are the must-read options. But if you’ve got the time, we recommend comparing the other great headlamp options we found to find the best one for you! Don’t let the dark slow you down!