After months of using my Dorcy headlamp as just an everyday flashlight, the opportunity finally came to give it a real test. I headed off on the Florida Trail with the Dorcy 41-2093 as my do-everything light.
Winter is the best time to hike in Florida. Cooler, and often with less bugs. But with winter comes shorter days. After a long day of hiking, by the time dinner is finished and the dishes are clean, it’s dark. And I mean dark!
So doing any last minute set up or planning for the next day is all done by headlamp. And then again, in the morning packing up and getting an early start, on goes the light.
For years I had been using a nice little “mini” light. I’d attached a small clip and it served me well. Being a hand held light, using both hands was nearly impossible, and holding it in between my teeth just wasn’t comfortable. But what finally ended our camping time together became the “special” batteries. First, they weren’t easily available at any of the local places. And then when I found them online, I could buy a new light for less than a set of batteries.
So welcome to my new Dorcy headlamp, with 42 Lumens with ten LEDs. With two brightness settings, I’ve used it in close quarters and hiking in the dark searching for trail markers. The light panel easily swivels making ajustments quick and simple. I use the red and green lamps writing in my journal, or looking for things with out sacrificing my night vision. If I could change one thing, it would be on how to switch to the red and green LEDs. With my eyes closed to protect my night vision, I must remember to click the switch three times to get past the white LEDs. But it is doable.
It’s a comfortable lamp that works well, won’t break the bank, and operates on three easy to find AAA batteries. Learn more about Dorcy headlamps at dorcy.com or take a look via Amazon.com, below.