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I recently relocated from New York City to my home state of Minnesota. After our first October snowfall, I was promptly reminded to locate the winter gear that I’ll be using for the next five months. Most critically, this meant unearthing my beloved headlamp beanie by Night Scope. In a past life, I was a high-school — and then Division I — distance runner pounding out over 50 miles each week. When my teammates weren’t around to join me on runs, I opted for the next best thing: my mom. Before the final season of my collegiate athletic career, she gifted me this hat to use during colder, darker training days. I think she had gotten tired of holding a flashlight while biking next to me for countless freezing miles. Led Waterproof Headlamps
Chinese Led Headlamp While nothing could ever replace my mom’s company, this ingenious hat has kept me safe — and my noggin toasty — in below-zero, sunless stretches. (I refuse to run on treadmills.) The headlamp lies flat across your forehead, making it comfortable and easy to click between three brightness settings using the central button. The LED light also has enough spotlight range to illuminate a few feet in front of me and doesn’t interfere with my vision. Not to mention, this is way better than wearing a headlamp on top of a hat (or on top of one of those earmuff headbands) because it’s less conspicuous, very lightweight, and much more secure.