The Petzl Myo 5 headlight
combines the best features found in hands free lighting. Manufactured with a
high intensity Xenon bulb on top of 5 white LED bulbs, all in a compact and
water resistant package. The engineers at Petzl designed this headlight to meet
the demands of those seeking long-range lighting and extended battery life.
The Myo 5 has three lighting
levels; an optimum level which is ideal for night hiking, a maximum level for
climbing or moving quickly on technical terrain and an economy level for reading
and setting up camp. One navigates from one setting to the next by turning the
rotating bezel switch. In order to conserve battery life it is best to use the
Xenon bulb only when necessary, using the LED bulbs as your primary light
Having the Xenon bulb feature
is a needed addition to what has become an almost essential piece of equipment,
the LED headlight. The Xenon beam is adjustable and adds the luxury of long
The Myo 5 headlight weighs in
at just 138g, not including the batteries. It operates on 4 AA alkaline
batteries (included) and when the batteries get low the system switches to a
reserve power mode, maximizing the remaining burn time and letting you know it
is time to change the batteries.
This headlight is ideal for
backpackers, adventure racers, climbers and mountaineers. However, those who
enjoy cold weather adventures should note that some feedback has shown the
rotating bezel switch can be challenging to operate when wearing gloves.
A reader added 2 excellent points:
You might mention that the
rotating gear bezel is MUCH EASIER to operate when wearing gloves/mitts than the
teensy little buttons on most lights. You might also add the weight savings and
superior cold weather performance of LITHIUM AA BATTERIES
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