I am looking for another usa made headlamp besides surefire. Suggestions? Thanks.
Princeton Tec headlamps claim to be "Made in USA" or at least "Assembled in USA". They cost a lot less then Surefire lights too.
Don't know about that. The Byte clearly says made in China. Not sure on the other models.
Yeah, the Byte is but according to REI the EOS LED and Remix are US made:http://www.rei.com/product/775558/princeton-tec-eos-led-headlamphttp://www.rei.com/product/804211/princeton-tec-remix-headlampMaybe they're moving/moved production to China?
Edited by SeanBa on 05/05/2011 22:53:31 MDT.
Maybe thats why my Eos rocks and the Byte I bought is a piece of crap going back to REI.
Princeton Tec Remix with white and red LEDs. I love mine. Good for when the Petzl e-Lite is not enough.
PT Scout, EOS and Quad are all in my packs.The little Scout is my fav for summer backpacking.
I will look into the eos. I am a little surprised no body has mentioned surefire here and else where on the forum.
How does the eos do around camp too? does it give a good throw? Any other suggestions?
The Surefires are not inexpensive, and not so light. I would be surprised if anyone here was carrying one.
Throw is what the EOS does best...I have the old version and it's still awesome.
It weighs about 3oz, has variable output from 1-100 lumens and is a great performer. The MSRP is $140, but you can find them cheaper, and its built like a tank. Surefire also has great customer service/returns policy if anything goes wrong.
I really want a light too that has great flood ability for reading and around camp too.
I've been using the Minimus for a while now and really like it. It works great year round in any type of conditions. However, the biggest reason I keep using it is the beam. The flood and center spot angles and intensities in the beam are perfect for hiking. I have an EOS as well, but prefer the beam of the SF.
very interesting to hear. Would you be able to do a mini review of both? What eos do you have? Thanks.
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