6.5 miles tonite w/ intervals.
Originally Posted by Michigan Planner
For those of you who run with headlamps and
in cold weather, which ones have you had the best luck with? The few that I've had over the years always seem to die very quickly on cold days. Of course, I am a cheapskate and buy the least expensive one at the store, but it may be time to upgrade.
I think anything will lose battery life in the very cold weather. Looking for a headlamp rated with a bright enough lumen and long burn life is the key. If you want long life and very bright, the Black Diamond Icon is hard to beat due to having 4 AA batteries, but you sacrifice weight. It's pretty heavy. I still think my earlier post about the Princeton Remix is one of the best headlamps for the money. I wore one tonite and ran some intervals and had no problems seeing very well.
There is a real good review of the lamp in the customer reviews section of Running warehouse / Princeton remix. Uses 3 AAA batteries. Here's a snippet of the review:Maxbright Low: Here’s where the Remix gets good. The Maxbright LED. While Princeton Tec calls this a ‘narrow’ beam, it really isn’t much narrower than the Ultrabright 3-LED pattern and casts a beam plenty wide enough for running. It will light up a 6ft wide trail in front of you, a full road lane, or two- depending on how far out you’re looking, and the step up in lighting from the Ultrabright level is noticeable and pleasurable. You get a big jump in your ability to see (from 3 seconds ahead to 5 seconds ahead), for not much reduction in available burn time (61hrs to 51hrs). The color of the Maxbright LED, while still very white, is warmer than the very blue/white Ultrabrights. The distance spec on this level is 51m, which is a very nice step up from the Ultrabright High of 29m. Getting to this setting is easy, as it just requires holding down the button for 3 seconds – and you’re there. Each headlamp will have its own ‘go to’ setting. The one that you prefer and always use. For the Remix… Maxbright Low is it.