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Justin R
(5150Bronco) - F

Locale: Bay Area, Ca.
What "USA made" headlamp you use? on 05/05/2011 01:18:16 MDT Print View

I am looking for another usa made headlamp besides surefire.

Suggestions? Thanks.

Sean B
(SeanBa) - F
Princeton Tec on 05/05/2011 22:16:55 MDT Print View

Princeton Tec headlamps claim to be "Made in USA" or at least "Assembled in USA". They cost a lot less then Surefire lights too.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Princeton Tec on 05/05/2011 22:42:34 MDT Print View

Don't know about that. The Byte clearly says made in China. Not sure on the other models.

Sean B
(SeanBa) - F
Yup on 05/05/2011 22:49:24 MDT Print View

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-headlamp

http://www.rei.com/product/804211/princeton-tec-remix-headlamp

Maybe they're moving/moved production to China?

Edited by SeanBa on 05/05/2011 22:53:31 MDT.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Yup on 05/05/2011 22:53:23 MDT Print View

Maybe thats why my Eos rocks and the Byte I bought is a piece of crap going back to REI.

Ryan C
(radio_guy) - MLife

Locale: OH & AK
Re: What "USA made" headlamp you use? on 05/05/2011 23:09:12 MDT Print View

Princeton Tec Remix with white and red LEDs. I love mine. Good for when the Petzl e-Lite is not enough.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
YEP! on 05/06/2011 00:41:43 MDT Print View

PT Scout, EOS and Quad are all in my packs.

The little Scout is my fav for summer backpacking.

Justin R
(5150Bronco) - F

Locale: Bay Area, Ca.
thanks. on 05/06/2011 00:46:20 MDT Print View

I will look into the eos.

I am a little surprised no body has mentioned surefire here and else where on the forum.

Justin R
(5150Bronco) - F

Locale: Bay Area, Ca.
any other suggestions? on 05/06/2011 00:52:19 MDT Print View

How does the eos do around camp too?

does it give a good throw?

Any other suggestions?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: What "USA made" headlamp you use? on 05/06/2011 06:20:07 MDT Print View

The Surefires are not inexpensive, and not so light. I would be surprised if anyone here was carrying one.

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
EOS on 05/06/2011 08:47:13 MDT Print View

Throw is what the EOS does best...I have the old version and it's still awesome.

James Connolly
(jamespjc) - MLife

Locale: TX
Surefire Minimus on 05/06/2011 08:54:13 MDT Print View

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.

Justin R
(5150Bronco) - F

Locale: Bay Area, Ca.
Re: EOS on 05/06/2011 11:45:43 MDT Print View

I really want a light too that has great flood ability for reading and around camp too.

Russell Adams
(russ_outdoors) - F
minimus on 05/06/2011 22:54:55 MDT Print View

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.

Justin R
(5150Bronco) - F

Locale: Bay Area, Ca.
Re: minimus on 05/07/2011 00:18:12 MDT Print View

very interesting to hear. Would you be able to do a mini review of both?

What eos do you have? Thanks.