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PMI MYO 5 Hybrid LED Headlamp
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PMI MYO 5 Hybrid LED Headlamp


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: PMI MYO 5 Hybrid LED Headlamp

Manufacturer: Petzl

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: WildMan21

Created/Edited: Jan 3, 2005 / Jan 3, 2005

Object ID: 1215

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Whether you're getting an alpine start up the trail or looking for the next rappel station, MYO offers power and control to find your way in the dark. You can tailor light to match your activity: bright xenon halogen bulb has an adjustable focus and its far-reaching beam is great for route finding, while the LED bulbs cast even, white light that's perfect for close-in lighting. These nearly indestructible LED bulbs drastically improve and conserve battery life.
Regulated circuit ensures maximum performance throughout battery life; three lighting modes offer high, medium and economy light settings. The rotating bezel switch scrolls through lighting options, and a lockable on/off bezel switch won't accidentally turn on in your pack. Spare xenon halogen bulb is stored in special housing on the side of the headband.
Water-resistant housing excels in rainy and snowy conditions, while the ergonomic design feels light and secure on your head, and the wide straps adjust to fit over helmets and bulky winter hats.
New coiled wiring eliminates snagging and strain on electrical connection points. Headlamp powered by four AA batteries, which are included.
Performance specifications supplied by manufacturer. (Information taken from www.rei.com).


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WildMan21Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

This headlamp has proved its weight in gold, as nothing is worse than finding trails in the dark or setting up tents by the light of a campfire thirty feet (or in bear country 200 feet) away. I have used this headlamp for finding trails, reading at night, setting up camp, and cooking in the winter after the sun has gone down. It has withstood the most vigorous weather, from snow and rain to 100 degree temperatures. It has held up through it all, and although it is expensive, I would highly recommend it.
Posted Jan 3, 2005 5:00 pm

awagherUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This headlamp rocks. Super bright focusable highbeam and a range of adjustment settings on the energy saver. The lowest is good enough to hike at night with. Not too heavy and works well with my helmet.
Posted Mar 29, 2005 7:53 pm

bustinminsUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Quality construction, focus beam and multiple brightness settings make this my first choice when I'm going to be route finding or snowshoeing. If you're looking for rap anchors on a multi-rap descent or searching for a hard to find route - this lamp is a perfect choice. It also comes in a "Belt" version for those operations in extreme cold. I own both and have been very happy with both lights.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 10:16 am

The North FaceUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

My opinon is that the Petzl Myo 5 headlight combines the best features found in hands free lighting. Manufactured with a high intensity Xenon bulb on top of 5 white LED bulbs, all in a compact and water resistant package.

The Myo 5 has three lighting levels; an optimum level which is ideal for night hiking, a maximum level for climbing or moving quickly on technical terrain and an economy level for reading and setting up camp. One navigates from one setting to the next by turning the rotating bezel switch. In order to conserve battery life it is best to use the Xenon bulb only when necessary, using the LED bulbs as your primary light source.

Having the Xenon bulb feature is a needed addition to what has become an almost essential piece of equipment, the LED headlight. The Xenon beam is adjustable and adds the luxury of long distance vision.
Posted Dec 18, 2005 3:43 pm

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