Headlamp, shmeadlamp.

It's time for another gear update because, well, I got some more gear that I'm in love with. This weekend I visited the hardware to check out the clearance sale, look at hardware for my tub faucet project that is terribly overdue, and general family togetherness time in one of my favorite places. When I was perusing the camping and clothing section I stumbled upon an amazing invention entitled the Powercap 3555.

This picture looks like an alien insect, it's less threatening in real life. 

This picture looks like an alien insect, it's less threatening in real life. 

 

I saw it and realized that this is just what my winter running has been missing. I've been hesitant to run with a headlamp because the few times I've tried it either bounces off my head completely or really hurts after a few minutes.  After trying it on I quickly decided it had to be mine. I ran a quick (haha not) 1 mile tonight after work with the dog around the neighborhood to test it out. It was super bright and really comfortable, perfect for cold, dark night running. 

Before: looking a little nuts. 

Before: looking a little nuts. 

 

After: Still looking nuts, but you can't see me because this light is so BRIGHT! 

After: Still looking nuts, but you can't see me because this light is so BRIGHT! 

It makes weeknight evening running a little better and I swear Mira liked being able to see the path in front of us. I can't look directly at her though, I think it blinds her. Sorry girl. Anything that increases my visibility while running in the dark that isn't bulky or adding extra weight is good in my book. We'll see how it does on longer runs, I'm worried it might get a little too warm since the hat is really cozy as-is. It's advertised for uses that I probably won't partake in - hunting, fishing, home repair - I don't really like to do those things in the dark.  

What's your favorite night or winter gear this year? 

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