Gear Review: Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

September 30, 2013  |  In Gear Reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , , ,   |   1 Comment

Ultralight Headlamp
Princeton Tec Vizz
$50, 3 oz. (including three AAA batteries)
Max burn time: 160 hours (dimmable white LEDs), 150 hours (red LEDs), 110 hours (brightest mode)
princetontec.com

With backcountry headlamps getting lighter yet brighter, choosing among the sub-4-oz. options out there gets a little overwhelming. The Vizz stands out for hiking, backpacking, trail running, and climbing not just for its low weight and impressive brightness, but for versatility and remarkable ease of use: You don’t need a Ph.D. in electronics to operate the Vizz. I used it numerous days this summer on backpacking trips in Sequoia National Park, Washington’s Glacier Peak Wilderness, and Idaho’s White Clouds Mountains—including hours of hiking in the dark—a hut trip in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a pre-dawn start on a dayhike in Mount Rainier National Park, and camping at Idaho’s City of Rocks.

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One Response to Gear Review: Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

  1. Zardoz   |  April 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I love this light and use it for backpacking, peak bagging and alpine caving. The vizz has worked without any issues for over six months of use.

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