Looking to upgrade my headlamp in prep for Oil Creek. Have the old Black Diamond Icon, which is good, but not bright enough for running like a maniac on technical trails. The new version is a lot brighter, but also heavier (uses 4AA). Looking at Princeton Tec Apex Pro or Petzl Myo RXP as alternatives. Thoughts? Anyone use these?
I have the MYO RXP and I can't imagine ever needing a brighter light. Battery lasts through the night (3xAA). You have to be ok with having a 3xAA battery case on the back of your head, but it's not so bad. Def try it on first though. I like that it's regulated and I like that you can flip up the diffuser and choose between beam/flood. I like that there is a few programmable settings too. I rarely use it on full blast.
Good to hear. I was leaning towards the Myo RXP b/c it is regulated. The P-Tec doesn't have the battery life (and $$$ batteries). My old BD Icon is run on 3 AA, so I imagine the Myo RXP will fit about the same.