NEBO MYCRO 500+ HEADLAMP & CAP LIGHT
STILL LOOKING FOR THE IDEAL HEADLAMP BUT STRUGGLING TO FIND SOMETHING WORTH THE MONEY?
This particular brand, NEBO, specialises – and I mean specialises – in products of the illumination variety. I’m talking headlamps, flashlights, work lights, lanterns and pocket lights. For trail runners though, hands-free is what’s we’re after and NEBO’s Mycro 500+ is what you want when it comes to delivering 500 lumens of brightness that puts the light right where you need it.
Reviewer: Kate Dzienis
Who Dat? Trail Run Mag editor & senior journo
Experience: Running for more than a decade
Type Of Runner: Mindful
All my headlamps in previous years have had batteries required, but this little beauty is a rechargeable wonder with up to 3 hours of run time. And when I say small, I mean it’s the perfect size without compromising the power that comes from it (2.85” long and 1.2” high), with two modes to choose from – spot and flood light, each with its own set of detailed usage; in spotlight mode, you can go from Turbo (500 lumens, 30sec intervals, 90m) and High (200 lumens, 1hr, 60m) to Medium (100 lumens, 2hrs, 42m) and Low (30 lumens, 3hrs, 23m), whilst in floodlight mode you’ve provided High (200 lumens, 25min, 24m), Low (50 lumens, 1hr, 11m) and Red (25 lumens, 35min, 8m).
Raining? Not a problem-o. It’s water and impact resistant.
What I do love about the NEBO Mycro 500+ is that it comes with a cap clip so instead of sliding the headlamp through the strap and using it that way, it’s now easier to wear if you like having a hat – simply slide it off the strap and clip it onto the very front of your visor/bill. The integrated tilt makes this even easier whereby it’s just a case of adjusting the light up or down to suit your preference.
Whilst out on my winter early morning runs, the Mycro 500+ didn’t feel like it was pushing or digging into my forehead when I used it in its strap configuration, but to be honest I absolutely love the cap clip as I’m a hat user.
Definitely a go-to product for illuminating the trails and making early morning, late evening or night runs feel a lot safer.
RRP $79.95 AUD