MyoBelt 5


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title MyoBelt 5
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By neoday
Page Type Nov 26, 2003 / Nov 26, 2003
Object ID 888
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The longest-burning, most-adjustable light in the new Myo line-up!

Technical specifications :

Maximum range 100 m (Xenon halogen bulb), 15 m (5 LEDs with 3 power levels)

Supplied with spare 6 V Xenon halogen bulb

Operates with 4 C alkaline batteries (included).

173 g (without batteries).Ideal for mountaineers, adventure racers and endurance competitors who require reliable light and maximum battery life

Tailor light to match your activity: bright xenon halogen bulb has an adjustable focus and its far-reaching beam is great for route finding

Five LED bulbs cast even, white light that's perfect for close-in, around-camp lighting; LED bulbs drastically conserve battery life

Regulated circuit ensures maximum performance throughout battery life; three lighting modes offer high, medium and economy light settings

Rotating bezel switch scrolls through lighting options; lockable on/off bezel switch won't accidentally turn on in your pack

Four C-cell batteries supply up to 10 hours of bright halogen light, or 160 hours of soft LED light (batteries included)

Remote battery pack improves performance in cold conditions and removes battery weight from headband

Adjustable-focus beam with unique tilt, directional mechanism holds either a broad or focused beam just where you need it

Spare xenon halogen bulb stored in special housing on the side of the headband; three-strap headband securely holds the headlamp in place

Water-resistant construction keeps the headlamp burning in full-on inclement weather


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neoday - Nov 26, 2003 10:02 am - Voted 5/5

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I picked mine up after I had a older BD moonlight die. Can you say "280 hours of good light!" I wanted something that has a separate battery pack so I could use it in cold weather. I have gone on numerous summer hikes and the battery pack fits nicely in my pack, in my pocket, or leashed to my shoulder strap on my pack. Not having a battery pack makes this a VERRY light weight on your head. It is amazingly comfortable with or without a helmet- you almost forget you are wearing it. I also love the halogen/LED combo. It is helpful in route finding, spotting a lost trail, or if your head lights go out on your car (or if you just want to turn them off for an exciting ride). Battery life is way more than any other on the market.

All in all, if you can spare the expense, it is an amazing light. Try the MyoBelt3 if you want something a bit smaller.

bennovak - Aug 19, 2004 2:24 am - Voted 5/5

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By far the best headlamp I have owned. It provides plenty of light options, even the low powed options are suitable for night hiking. The high beam provides more then enough light for just about any activity. It is quite comfortable as well. I do a lot of trail running at night and this is the first headlamp I have that does not bother me, It is quite light and stable. The only problem I find is that the headband can get itchy.

The Defiant One - Mar 28, 2005 8:06 pm - Voted 4/5

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I really love this lamp. I had previously been going back and forth from halogen to LED headlamps, then i found this and solved the delima.

The price is a bit high and so is the weight compared to LED only lamps, but it's hard to compare to those.

I love being able to keep the batteries warm, and having the option of the different types of light. LEDs are great for camp and nice weather Halogens are great for snowstorms and worse.

I trust this lamp when conditions are unknown, when i know i'm not gonna need something so large, i carry my BlackDiamond moonlight

A great product, well built and designed.

Derek Franzen - Jun 26, 2005 8:53 am - Voted 5/5

MYO Belt 5
This is the best mountaineering headlamp I've used. I like the remote battery pack (fits in my Patagonia's chest pocket) and makes the headlight very light to wear on the head.

Three brightness settings, one halogen two LED, are easy to switch between; the halogen is quite bright and focusable. This light uses four "C" size batteries (heavy) but lasts much longer then the "AAA" powered headlights.

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