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  Petzl Myobelt 5 headlamp Review By the Everest GearGal


The engineers at Petzl have outdone themselves with this one. The Myobelt 5 headlamp has all the great features of the Myo 5, only on steroids.  Because the Myobelt runs on 4 C batteries it offers a longer battery life then any other headlamp in the Myo family. To refresh your memory, the Myo series was created to accommodate those needing to alternate between long-range lighting and extended battery life. Hence, they incorporate both LED lighting and a Xenon bulb.

I know what you’re thinking. Who wants to carry 4 C batteries on their head, right? No worries, there is a remote battery pack that not only reduces the weight on your head, but also slips under clothes or into the top of your pack to protect the batteries against the cold. 

The Myobelt 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 source. The Xenon beam is adjustable and adds the luxury of long distance vision. When the batteries are almost completely out of juice, the system switches to the reserve power mode (proximity lighting). 

The Myobelt 5 weighs in at 173 grams without the batteries and comes with a spare Xenon halogen bulb. It is an ideal choice for backpackers, adventure racers, mountaineers (although it can be challenging to rotate the bezel wearing thick gloves), or anyone who participates in an endurance sport.  

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Millet One Sport Everest Boot Expedition and mountaineering boot for high altitude and extremely cold conditions. The Everest has conquered all 14 mountains over 8,000m and also the Seven Summits- and has now had a makeover to ensure continued peak preformance. With a newer sung, Alpine Fit, and even lighter Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

 

A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 






 

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