Petzl’s MYOBELT XP looks like it could be a good cold weather headlamp. This single 3-watt Luxeon LED headlamp weighs 220 grams. The light will throw a beam out 65 meters for 20 seconds in boost mode. Even in normal high output mode the MYOBELT XP will throw a beam 45 meters. The headlamp further distinguishes itself with its use of a remote battery pack. The battery pack, which contains the 3 AA batteries that power the headlamp, weighs 220 grams. This leaves just the 75 gram headlamp resting upon your head.
The MYOBELT XP uses its sole LED for all functions. In boost mode the headlamp throws its brightest beam for 20 seconds before reducing power to the next level to avoid overheating. The light can be focused from a spotlight to flood light. There is also an emergency strobe option.
The remote battery compartment can be attached to a belt with its clip or placed in a warmer location to help conserve battery power during cold weather use. The battery pack weighs, with its compliment of 3 AA batteries, 145 grams.
- The MYOBELT XP throws a beam 65 meters for up to 20 seconds at a time when run in Boost Mode.
- In normal high output operation the headlamp can throw a spot to wide angle beam up to 45 meters.
- Battery life: up to 70 hours in Maximum (45 meter beam) Mode; 90 hours in Optimum (35 meter beam) Mode; and 170 hours in Economy (20 meter beam) Mode.
- Weight: Total: 220 grams; headlamp 75 grams; battery pack (with batteries) 145 grams.