Surefire Minimus tactical headlamp

By » Fri, June 22 2012
MinimusVision 450x349 Surefire Minimus tactical headlamp

Batteries included! (img by SureFire)

Flashlights. Always handy. Hands. Always busy. Headlamps! The more tactical, the better. Seriously, if you don’t own a headlamp, reconsider your inventory of illumination. You never know when you’re going to be infiltrating a missile silo, and it pays to be prepared.

SureFire is a big name in weapon lights, so these headlamps definitely have a tactical pedigree. Running on a CR 123 battery the Minimus has between 1.5-50 hours of runtime depending on what you set its variable brightness to, from 1-100 lumens. It’s water- and shock-proof and has a wide beam lens that projects white light to match your field of view. It also has a red light option if you’re just going to switch it on so that you can preserve your night vision. The beam has 90 degrees of rotation. The Minimus even has an SOS beacon setting with a several-day runtime. It weighs 3.3 ounces and includes a headband if you don’t have a helmet. These really are kings of the headlamp world, ($111).

SureFire also makes a Minumus that runs on AA batteries, ($140) and the Maximus, which runs off an internal rechargeable battery and has a variable output up to 500 lumens, in case you wanted a headlamp that can start a fire, ($185).

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