Streamlined no-bounce design, rechargeable battery, and quality light output.
Middling battery life.
When it comes to choosing the best headlamp for the task, running is a distinct category. With such a dynamic sport, you’ll require light-weight lamps that are near your face, and won’t change when you move. Some headlamps have been designed for running (like those in the Black Diamond Sprinter below) Our favorite model in 2022 would be BioLite 330 with all-around features into a compact and lightweight design. Its 330 lumens be able to reach as high as 75m in spot-mode as well as 3.5 minutes of runtime when running at the high setting is enough to meet the needs of most runners (plus it’s USB-powered, so the BioLite can be recharged easily through USB).
Our top feature of BioLite BioLite is its non-bounce design that combines the strap and light into one unit that is low-profile for an elegant headlamp that fits directly on your forehead. Placing the battery at the rear is also helpful in keeping the sleek design, and it’s extremely light overall, at just 2.43 ounces. It’s important to remember that serious racers, trekkers who are tackling ultradistances may require longer battery longevity (or the flexibility to utilize standard AAA batteries). If you’re in this category, you should check the innovative, but costly Iko Core below. It’s not as good as the ease of the 330. It’s simply a great headlamp for you to have in the home and at the campsite. We’re also big fan of BioLite’s 200 model also: It’s not as powerful or durable however, it’ll cost you just $20 and tip the scales with only 1.8 pounds.