The Petzl Bindi Headlamp : a minimalist’s dream. It might be small but it is fierce

On a dawn patrol mission we left the Petzl Bindi Headlamp on for two hours after the sun came up. It was still burning strong.Laurie Kain

The Petzl Bindi Headlamp is Petzl’s new ultra-light weather-proof USB rechargeable minimalist headlamp with a maximum 200 lumen burn time of two hours. We’re fans of several of  Petzl’s lighting options, but at 35 grams, the Bindi is a sure favorite of ultrarunners, fastpackers, climbers and anyone else looking to shed weight but not sacrifice performance. It’s also an all-around terrific option for urban runners, dog walkers and commuters who do their rounds after the sun goes down. Light enough to disappear and wait for emergencies, the Bindi has three lighting modes, two lock settings to avoid accidental power loss, five power settings, red-lighting for sensitive night vision and a strobe that can run for 33 hours.