Petzl Myo XP

The Myo XP is a headlamp featuring a 3Watt Luxeon led powered by 3 AA batteries in a rear battery compartment. The battery compartment is connected to the head by a bulky cord with a coil for expansion.

The lamp can be moved vertically within a holding bezel, it comes with a flip-up diffuser lens that converts the spot beam into a very floody beam for close work, reading and indoors operation. The lamp has a battery indicator that indicates level of charge of 30% or higher, 10% and less than 10%. There are 4 output types for the LED: high, med, low and blink all activated using the switch. Next to the regular switch you can find a boost button that will give you momentary 50% additional output to the maximum beam, the boost mode will operate for 20 seconds only.

The run time goes from 70 hours in high mode to 170 hours in low mode. The LED is not regulated so as the runtime increases the light will seem dimmer and the total runtime for usable light is probably a lot less than the advertised total runtime.

The light is water resistant and quite solid the headband does not have an extra strap to go above the head so it may be a little unconfortable if you are used to other headlamps with more support. It is a very bright headlamp with useful lower levels for long runtime and a difuser filter for close work and reading.

You can read more in Petzl's website or order from REI for $70.

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