Lucky Bums Kids Headlamp Review

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Welcome to day 5 of the 12 Days of Outdoor Christmas.  We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday, and are now 100% ready to think about Christmas (I know, we jumped the gun on that one).

Today we’re featuring another awesome company with a great story – Lucky Bums.  It all started when owners Julie and Jeff were unwilling to give up their adventurous lifestyle just because they had kids.  Instead, they became determined to share their love of the outdoors with their kids.  They soon realized that it can be incredibly difficult to find good quality gear for kids.  Finally when their son was 18 months old, they took matters into their own hands.  After looking all over and not being about to find a decent ski harness, they made their own (with an awesome handle to save parents backs).   Now that’s some persistence!  If you ski, you’re sure to have seen their black and red harnesses on TONS of kids.  Soon, Lucky Bums was born and they evolved into an awesome resource for kids gear.  Honestly, they now carry everything from sleeping bags, and backpacks, to sleds and helmets.  It’s amazingly refreshing to find so much great kids gear in one place.

When Lucky Bums agreed to send us some headlamps to review, we were thrilled.  Actually, my first thought was “good, now I can get my headlamp back from the kids”.  For those of you who use headlamps, you understand what I’m talking about.  What kid wants a flashlight when they can run around with a cool headlamp, see where they’re going, and still use both their hands.  Well, these headlamps did not disappoint.

The first thing that I noticed is that they are almost identical in design to my own headlamp.  The headlamp that I got when we went to Africa 6 ½ years ago, and has never once had a problem (none of our other headlamps have lasted this long).  I love it when I can find high quality gear for the kids that is also fun for them (what little girl would not love a hot pink headlamp?).  Overall, I think the reason why I love this light so much is that it is simple.  There is one switch for the light.  Push it to the right and you have a normal light,  and push it left and you have a red night-vision light.  Easy-peasy.  Also, if you want to change the angle of the light, it’s a piece of cake to tilt it down.  I mean, if a 2 year old can do it, anyone can!

-Simple design
-Easy on/off switch
-170 degree adjustable light-Highly adjustable strap – I can wear it just as easily as Chloe
-Padded back so that it’s more comfortable and the light doesn’t slip off your head
-LED lights so they last longer
-1-hour auto-shutoff feature for when the kids forget to turn it off

-The battery compartment comes off by pushing a button.  Although it’s a tight one, I’m sure that one day, Mason and Chloe will get sneaky and get the batteries out (but that actually might be better than having to search for a screwdriver each time you need new batteries…)

Overall, this is a great headlamp.  We love how simple and functional it is, without adding too many bells and whistles.  Based on my experience with my own similar headlamp, we think that these lights will last for years.  To buy your own, go here.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Lucky Bums has agreed to give one of their headlamps away to one of our readers.  Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1.  Leave a comment telling us one outdoor activity that you’d love to get involved in with your family (again, you must answer the question to win).

For an additional entry:

1.  Subscribe to our blog (using the button on the upper right sidebar) and leave a comment that you did (or that you already do)

This giveaway will be open until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 7th


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