REVIEW OF THE FENIX HL60R HEADLAMP
In this article I review the Fenix HL60R, a headlight that Fenix sent to me to do a review on.
Before I start, I want you to know that, despite having received this product, I’m an objective reviewer. I always test the received product extensively myself. I only post a review when I’m positive about the product. I test the products on several criteria, including; usability, features and quality. When the products don’t meet my expectations or criteria, I send it back to the company where it came from.
A headlamp on journeys is always useful, it keeps your hands free in the dark to keep doing what you want. Free hands are not only a luxury, it can also be a real lifesaver in many occasions.
There are many different lights in all price ranges. When you just need a lamp occasionally a cheap lamp might do the job but if you are using it often you should consider to be more demanding.
In my opinion, a headlamp which is used often should be easy to use with one hand, should be ergonomic, should have modes that meet different situations (brightness, red light), should have an adjustable light-angle and shouldn’t be too big or too heavy. Also the run-time, battery-indicator and charge functions shouldn’t be forgotten. If you are using your light in bad weather, also the water-resistance is important.
In this review you can read all about the Fenix HL60R, a headlamp which is developed for mainly climbing, cave exploration and to use in the backcountry. It is USB rechargeable and has five brightness levels with a maximum output of 950 lumens and red light mode. Its alloy is made out of Type III hard-anodized aluminium and is water resistant. Find out what I think of this headlamp in the review below.