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Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
head lamp / hat combo on 07/27/2008 10:47:50 MDT Print View

I permanently sewed my little headlamp to my hat.

I like the PETZL e+Lite (0.8 oz with the band removed). There is a simple metal wire that is used as an attachment system. But, it's awkward. It feels like it takes some angst with my fingernails to get it on a hat, and it's really hard in the dark.

And - I have a really simple lightweight pile hat, (1.2 oz). Now, for a mere 2 ounces, I have both forever connected.

Here's my nerdy gimmick. I clamped the light on the hat, and then sewed it in place. Now it's permanently attached to my hat. Easy!

If it's dark enough to need a light, I don't need my sun at with a brim. If it's cold enough to need my hat, it's probably dark. I never have to search for a tiny lamp in my pack (But, I still need to search for my hat)