Biolite Headlamp 200 Review

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BioLite has been an innovator in off-grid energy solutions since 2008, manufacturing products from electricity generating wood camp stoves to solar lighting and now they are offering their second model in the headlamp category, the BioLite HeadLamp 200. It is a light weight, ultra-thin USB rechargeable light that was designed with the objective of “fitting so well, you forget you’re wearing it.”

The Biolite HeadLamp 200 features a single integrated rechargeable battery and multi-functional light. It is a reliable adventure kit essential that provides up to 200 lumens of light, has 4 separate light options (White Spot and Dimming, White Strobe, Red Flood and Dimming, Red Strobe), water-resistant IPX4 performance, a fully downward adjustable light, and up to 40 hours of run-time on Low and up to 3 hours on High.

Biolite Headlmap 200 Fit

The Biolite HeadLamp 200 incorporates three core attributes that provide for an incredible fit – it has a wide headband flush front, it is lightweight, and has smart fabrics. The Headlamp 200 is built with Biolite’s proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction, which delivers zero bounce and a totally optimized fit. The moisture wicking fabrics in the headband keep everything cool and dry when exertion levels increase, while at the same time protecting the electronics from sweat. Thanks to the lightweight build of only 50 grams, the wide headband and low profile housing, it achieves that barely there weightless feel that is the pinnacle of any headlamp fitting.

Features of the Biolite Headlamp 200

  • Ultra-light: coming in at only 50 grams.
  • No battery pack or cords: all power is integrated into the front
  • Maintains BioLite’s award-winning ‘no bounce’ design
  • 200 Lumens of Light
  • 40 hours on low, 3 hours on high
  • Red Night Vision Included
  • USB Rechargeable

  1. On/Off/Dim/Lock Button
    Switch between modes, press + hold to dim, and lock HeadLamp to prevent accidental contact
  2. White Spot Lens
    Use for task lighting or illuminating your path, up to 200 Lumens
  3. Red Flood Lens
    Great for preserving night vision
  4. Recharge Via Micro-USB
    Leave the alkalines at home and recharge using BioLite gear or an outlet
  5. Articulating Front Bezel
    Angle your light to where you need it
  6. Moisture-Wicking Smart Fabric
    Keeps your forehead comfortable and dry during activity
  7. Easy-Adjust Clips
    Slides to fit head sizes from children to adults with helmets

Final Thoughts on the Biolite Headlamp 200

Biolite takes a lot of the design features that made their 330 lumen headlamp a runaway success, and offer it in a more affordable package, yes with fewer lumens, but at over a 25% weight reduction. The no bounce fit, ultra lightweight feel, intuitive controls, and USB rechargeability make the price tag worth every penny. The Biolite HeadLamp 200 is ideal for anyone looking to stash away a light source in their hiking kit, trail running pack, vehicle, or anywhere space proves to be tight! For more information on the Headlamp 200 or other Biolite products, visit or

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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