Waterproof, bright, durable, innovative and intuitive … what more could you ask for in a headlamp, right?

We were pleased to give Princeton Tec’s best-selling Vizz headlamp a try, and we are certainly impressed with the upgrades that went into this latest version.

Brighter and more user-friendly than ever, the Vizz now boasts 550 lumens in an improved one-touch interface. It features a runtime of 90 hours which translates to a solid four days of adventuring.

Interestingly enough, all Princeton Tec outdoor headlamps shine red when first turned on. Nice change from blinding folks with a beam of super bright white light, right?

That said, you may choose from a Maxbright LED that delivers spot beam for longthrow illumination; a pair of white Ultrabright LEDs that deliver a flood beam; and two red Ultrabright LEDs ideal for close-range lighting while keeping your (and everyone else’s) night vision intact. All lighting is dimmable.

You can lock the Vizz when it’s not being used to prevent it from being turned on accidentally (don’t you hate it when that happens?!). Plus, a translucent switch lets you know when the batteries are getting low.

The Vizz weighs in at 3.2 ounces (92 grams) and runs on three AAA alkaline or lithium batteries and comes with a lifetime warranty.

MSRP: $49.99princetontec.com