BioLite is all about rethinking the design of everyday items. This time they took on the humble headlamp and created one that is actually wearable — no giant knob sticking out of your forehead (I see you laughing, Brits).
So what makes the BioLite HeadLamp so great? It’s made from a 3D-molded housing that integrates the electronics directly into the fabric. The result is a super thin front that sits flush to your forehead and won’t bounce around.
The power source sits on the back of the head, creating a more balanced, weightless feel while negating the classic slippage problem found in other head lamps. Lastly, smart moisture-wicking fabrics keep you cool and dry and won’t rub you the wrong way.
The HeadLamp offers up 330 lumens of light and can be toggled between four lighting modes via the simple push of a button — dimmable white spot, dimmable white flood, red night vision, and strobe. The light panel tips up and down with one hand so you can direct your light where you need it.
The rechargeable Li-ion battery should last around 3.5 hours on max power or up to 40 hours on minimum brightness. The entire HeadLamp weighs only 69 grams so you can wear it all day without getting the dreaded headlamp headache.
BioLite is running a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders on the HeadLamp. For $49 you can get your own HeadLamp in time for Christmas this year — it comes with a stuff sack that doubles as a diffused-light lantern. The HeadLamp comes in four different colors — teal, grey, grey, and yellow.