There’s no better way to get through these cold, dreary winter days than thinking of the warm weather that’s right around the corner. If you love exploring the great outdoors, you probably can’t wait for the peak hiking, backpacking and camping seasons of spring and summer — and there’s no better time to start planning your future adventures than right now.
If you’ve ever gone wandering around outside when it starts to get dark, you know how essential it is to have a source of light to safely illuminate your way back home. Throw any one of these five outdoor lighting accessories into your pack before your next big trip out into the wild and explore with a sense of ease.
With an ultra-wide, 180-degree light, this headlamp lets you see more hands-free.
Keep your hands free for clambering up rocks and navigating your way through brush with this H2 Headlamp. It features a wide LED light that wraps around your forehead plus an IPX7 waterproof rating that makes it perfect for rainy days. There are three different brightness settings: high, low and flash — and it’s so lightweight at just 4 ounces you can wear it without even noticing it’s there.
Find it here for $36.99.
The outdoors can get pretty rough on your gear, but these ultra-durable lights can keep up.
Tough and tactical, these Viper flashlights boast both a 1000-lumen output and near-indestructible design. There’s an adjustable zoom that allows you to switch between a wider flood light and precision beam, depending on what terrain you’re navigating — you can even signal for help in a rescue scenario, or use the tactical head to ward off attackers or shatter glass.
Find it here for $29.99.
A little moisture won’t dampen this light’s ability to illuminate your path.
Whether you’re camping or need an all-around solid option for an emergency kit, this 1TAC TC800 Tactical Flashlight Kit is sure to do the trick. It features an IP65 waterproof standard and an ultra-durable build that’s , tough enough to endure anything from storms and accidental drops to the usual scratches and wear and tear from corrosion.
Find it here for $33.99.
Not a fan of headlamps? Get the same hands-free visibility with this belt light.
If you’re not into headgear but still want to keep both hands free, this H2 Belt Light is the perfect pick for runners, night-hikers, and campers. This IPX7 waterproof light belt is built with an ultra-comfortable 1.5-inch elastic belt, and won’t emit that discombobulating bouncing light effect of a single-beam light. Instead, it provides a consistent broad spectrum of light that lets you access your full peripheral vision.
Find it here for $41.99.
There’s hardly a situation this comprehensive flashlight kit isn’t prepared for.
Get peace of mind in any situation with this 1TAC TC1200 Tactical Flashlight. This kit is ready to go with a 10 Watt, high-powered flashlight, a portable rechargeable battery, a battery wall charging station, a car charging adapter, an AAA battery holder, a light holster, a lanyard, and a high-grade protective case.
Find it here for $79.99.
Prices subject to change.