"Buy this and you'll have more friends than if you don't"
On a site like this it's probably a universally shared experience: Coming back to camp from the woods with a high beam jutting from your forehead dumb and eager to see your pals who're now holding their hands in front of their eyes begging you to go away so the blindness can stop. The socially compatible red LED solves that issue lickety split. And the battery can chug along on that red setting for 90 hours minimum. That's incredible. Especially since you get a RECHARGEABLE battery here, and one warrantied for 300 cycles. When away from camp, set this guy to "react" mode and, yes, you'll run through the battery just less than 30-times faster, but for that tradeoff you'll get ample light for any task and make the most of that battery. I couple this with a solar charger (Brunton) just in case.
from Bloomington, IN but originally from Algonac, MI
I originally bought this headlamp for trail running for which its works well. The reason I am so impressed with this lamp is because of the other usefulness. I recently had to rappel off a climb in the dark where the tikka r + provided exceptional light while facing the wall and then adjusted when I looked down to insure my ropes were clear of trees and flakes. I didn't have to take a hand off the rope which saves time and is safer. The lamp then provided great lighting while hiking over, around, and down water covered rock and to the trail. Best of all when I get to the campground I can switch to red light so as not to awaken or offend my fellow dirt bag climbers.