When it comes to nighttime hunting, a headlamp is an absolute must have piece of equipment.
Regardless of your skill as a hunter: if you can’t see it, you can’t kill it.
We’ll take a look at the best headlamp for hunting available on the market today.
We’ve chosen the 6000 Lumen LED Headlamp from MSForce, which scores a 4.6 out of 5 from our experts, making it one of the most top rated in its category.
Best Headlamp For Hunting at Night Reviewed
3x Super bright LED’s
Standard headlamps have a single lamp in the center of the forehead which whilst useable does have its limitations. With the MSForce Waterproof Headlight, you get 3x the power thanks to the twin side supporting LED’s.
Not only does this give you 3x the brightness, but you also get a wider field of vision, which as any avid hunter knows is crucial when game slips off to the side of the trail.
A standard single LED headlamp wouldn’t provide the necessary coverage to see these close encounters, but with an additional, albeit a smaller LED light to both the left and the right of the main lamp, you are sure to spot anything that’s lurking.
6000 Lumens with 100,000 of Life
6,000 lumens sounds like a lot, and it absolutely it. The 3 LED combined provide light that will enable you to see up to 200 years away, which is no easy task.
Along with 100k hours of life expectancy from each LED bulb and you’ve got a hunting headlamp that can literally last you a lifetime. The life expectancy of the bulbs can also increase depending on the brightness setting you use most.
With four options to choose from using the flick of a switch, you can get up close and personal cleaning your rifle, and instantly switch to distance using the floodlight setting which can literally light up an entire field or woodland.
The 4 options we have are as follows. 1) Single LED Battery Saver Mode, 2) Medium brightness using 2 LED’s, 3) Ultra-bright mode using all 3 LED’s and 4) Flashing strobe mode to attract attention should you need it.
90 Degree Rotation
Most headlamps in this category require far too much head movement in order to see your entire field of view.
However, with the MSForce hunting lamp, you have the ability to rotate the beam up to 90-degrees, meaning you can see where you are walking without having to tilt your head down.
This is invaluable when hunting since any unnecessary head movement away from the direction you are stalking can mean the difference between a successful hunt and missing the shot.
When not in use, the headlamp can also come in handy around camp as all 3 LED’s will rotate in either direction (up or down), meaning it can be rested on a table or backpack to shed light on the camp area for everyone to use safely.
Features and Specifications
- One Green 5mm LED, Three White 5 mm LEDs and a C4 Power LED
- Equipped With a Low Battery Warning Indicator
- Impervious to Shock; IPX4 rated for water resistant operation
- Offers 3 Levels of Lighting and Up To 63 hours Continuous Run Time
- Includes both elastic and rubber head straps
- Lumens: 6000
- LED’s: 3
- Batteries: 2X 18650 rechargeable batteries
- Light Modes: 4
- Material: ABS, Aluminum
What Customers Are Saying
Whilst this will take some getting used to, having those additional LED’s provide greater flexibility and a superior light quality than you will get from a single fixed LED headlamp.
Our team gave the MSForce Waterproof Hunting Headlamp and whopping 4.6 out of 5 stars. The fact that it is robust, waterproof and provides ample options for multiple tasks give us the confidence to recommend this product to you.
Who Should Buy This Product?
Whilst this product is suitable to those that hunt, be it deer or coyote, it is also perfectly aligned with a number of other activities such as fishing, hiking, running and camping, not to mention for tactical reasons such as bugging out in the middle of the night or simple tasks like heading into a dark basement to fix a breaker or grab an extra dining table chair for grandma.
Who Shouldn’t Buy This Product?
If you have a smaller head or are petite, this headtorch may feel a little too large for you liking. In that case, we recommend you opt for the single LED Streamlight 61070 BuckMaster.
Commonly Asked Questions
Is this headlamp charged via USB or wall socket?
The MSForce headlamp comes complete with 1x wall socket and a USB charger should not be used since that would apply the incorrect voltage and you risk damaging the batteries.
How long will a full charge last?
Depending on the light setting used (see above a description of the 4 settings available) you are looking at around 6-8 hours of usage which is plenty for a night hunt.
Does this headlamp come with a Red Light?
This particular model does not have a red light
Is the head strap adjustable?
Yes, the head strap is elasticated and adjustable so it will fit over hard hats, caps, beanies etc.
Do all 3 LED’s have to be on at the same time?
The main center LED has the option to be on by itself, with the 2 smaller lights off. The next setting allows for the 2 sidelights to be on at the same time (these cannot be on independently of each other). The last option is to have all 3 on at the same time.
To wrap up or review of the MSForce Headlamp lets remind ourselves what we are looking for in a hunting headlamp. It must be robust and waterproof, with the flexibility to shed light in an array of angles and directions and also be able to fit over hats and caps. This headlamp ticks all of those boxes and more.
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