A sleek design and ease of use are the hallmark characteristics of this new headlamp from the folks at UCO Gear. The Air has a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The large dial that dictates the intensity of the beam is easy to manipulate with gloves on — save the cold hands for headlamps with those tiny buttons. The Air weighs a minuscule 1.5 ounces, so it’s a great choice for gram-counting backpackers. The lamp gives off 150 lumens. ucogear.com. $35

Author: Jeff Howell is a contributor to Terrain Magazine