Petzle NAO Headlamp

Headlamps have come a long way since the days of a metal concave mirror, leather strap, and a candle. And it would seem–lately–they’ve started to get pretty darn sophisticated (with price tags to match).

Excuse me sir. You might have Wall-E’s EVE on your head…

…ah wait, no. It’s just a headlamp.

I’ve never been shy about voicing my pro headlamp stance. They free your hands and provide much needed conveince in times of need. But could they be more still?

Meet the Petzl NAO headlamp. Aside for it’s looks, the NAO’s most notable feature is it’s hands-free automatically adjusting light intensity. Thus freeing the user from the aggravation of readjusting to:

  • A wide low beam when viewing objects up close.
  • A narrow intense beam when viewing at distances.
And if your feel the need to tinker with the settings, you can download software to modify/tinker with the functionally.

Battery life is rated at 4hrs 40min of use in high reactive mode or 8hrs in low reactive. It does this with included AAA rechargeable lithium ion batters.

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Petzle NAO Headlamp

By |2016-10-15T00:09:06+00:00October 12th, 2012|Friday Survival Gear Reports|2 Comments

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  1. Lee October 12, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I bought the Petzl Tactikka XP Headlamp. Could not be happier. Small, water resistant and comes with different slide across beam colours. And it was cheap.

    • Aaron Frankel October 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Cheap and works well is always a nice combination. Thanks for the heads up, Lee.

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