Whether you’re backpacking, hiking, or camping, having a reliable light source is key. Flashlights and lanterns are great, but if you are looking for a hands-free solution, headlamps are the way to go. The biggest advantage of a headlamp over a lantern or flashlight is that you can use it hands-free. The functions and convenience of headlamps make them the perfect tool for your next outdoor adventure. One of the best things about modern headlamps is that there are many rechargeable options, meaning you don’t need to add the weight of batteries to your outdoor gear. Take a look at our list of the best rechargeable headlamps.

What are the Best Rechargeable Headlamps?

Fenix’s best rechargeable headlamps include the HL18R-T, the HM50R V2.0, the HM60R, the HM65R-T, and the HP25R V2.0. These rechargeable headlamps are versatile, lightweight, and incredibly bright. Whether you use one of these headlamps for backpacking, camping, or even work, you’ll always have the best and brightest light.

We think that the best rechargeable headlamps are:

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Easy to Use
  • Bright
  • Rechargeable

The best rechargeable headlamps on the market:

Fenix HL18R-T Rechargeable Headlamp


fenix HL18R-T headlamp


Featuring a micro-USB port for go-anywhere charging, the Fenix HL18R-T Headlamp delivers a maximum output of 500 lumens, beam distance of up to 269 ft (82 m) and a runtime of up to 300 hours. Powered by the included rechargeable 1300mAh Li-polymer battery pack, this headlamp can also run on AAA batteries if needed. The HL18R-T features the patented SPORT headband system which allows wearers to adjust the fit with one hand. Separate switches control three brightness levels of spotlight, floodlight, and SOS. The HL18R-T is IP66 rated rain/splashproof and at 2.23 oz (excluding battery) is lightweight enough to be one of the best rechargeable headlamps for runners and hikers.

HL18R-T Specs

  • Max Lumens: 500
  • Beam Distance: 269 ft (82 m)
  • Run Time: 300 hours
  • Battery: 1 Rechargeable 1300mAh Li-polymer battery pack
  • Waterproof: IP66, dustproof/rain/splashproof

Fenix HM65R-T Rechargeable Headlamp


Fenix HM65R-T Rechargeable Headlamp


The Fenix HM65R-T Rechargeable Headlamp features independently controlled spotlight and floodlight modes. Sporting Luminus SST40 LEDs, this headlamp produces a combined maximum 1500 lumens of neutral white light. The HM65R-T is USB-Type C rechargeable and the included 3500mAh battery can power Low mode for up to 300 hours. Made from a magnesium alloy for incredible durability and impact resistant up to 2 meters, the HM65R-T is perfect for any activity where bright hands-free light is needed.

HM65R-T Specs

  • Max Lumens: 1500
  • Lighting Modes: 6
  • Beam Distance: 558 feet (170 m)
  • Run Time: 300 hours
  • Battery: One included 18650 rechargeable li-ion battery or two CR123A lithium batteries
  • Impact Resistance: 2 meters

Fenix HM50R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp




The Fenix HM50R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp is the perfect headlamp for hands-free light in a variety of spaces and applications. It boasts a detachable right-angle flashlight and can blast a maximum of 700 lumens. This headlamp is easily rechargeable via the USB-Type C port and sports an external battery level indicator so users will never be surprised by a low battery. The HM50R V2.0 has 6 different lighting modes that can easily be accessed by the switch on the side of the light. This headlamp is IP68 rated dustproof and waterproof for up to 2 meters. If you are looking for a lightweight, durable, and long lasting headlamp, the Fenix HM50R V2.0 is exactly what you need.

HM50R V2.0 Specs

  • Max Lumens: 700
  • Lighting Modes: 6
  • Beam Distance: 377 ft (115 m)
  • Run Time: 120 hours
  • Battery: One included 16340 rechargeable li-ion battery
  • Impact Resistance: 2 meters

Fenix HP25R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp



The Fenix HP25R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp sets the standard for high-performance rechargeable headlamps. With 10 lighting modes including a 1600 lumen spotlight that can reach up to 951 ft (29 m), the HP25R V2.0 is built to tackle every lighting situation. The included 21700 li-ion battery is USB-Type C rechargeable, and the separate lamp and battery compartments create a balanced fit. The 60° tilt lets you direct the beam as needed, making this light one of Fenix’s best rechargeable headlamps.

HP25R V2.0 Specs

  • Max Lumens: 1600
  • Lighting Modes: 10
  • Beam Distance: 951 feet (290 m)
  • Run Time: 800 hours
  • Battery: One included 21700 li-ion battery
  • Impact Resistance: 2 meters

Fenix HM60R Rechargeable Headlamp


fenix hm60r reachargeable headlamp


The Fenix HM60R Headlamp is great for outdoor adventures offering an independently controlled spotlight and a floodlight. With a maximum of 1300 lumens reaching 394 ft (120 m), the HM60R is a bright tool that can handle every lighting need. This headlamp is powered by the included 18650 battery, is USB Type-C rechargeable, and features an easy-to-use switch for changing lighting modes. It’s completely dustproof, as well as impact and water-resistant up to 2 meters. The HM60R also features a stride frequency sensor, making it a great headlamp for runners.

HM60R Specs

  • Max Lumens: 1300
  • Lighting Modes: 9
  • Beam Distance: 394 feet (120 m)
  • Run Time: 300 hours
  • Battery: One included 18650 rechargeable li-ion battery or two CR123A lithium batteries
  • Impact Resistance: 2 meters

Best Rechargeable Headlamps

Ultimately, all of these headlamps are a great choice for your next rechargeable headlamp. Contact us via our chat if you have any questions. We’d love to help you find the perfect rechargeable headlamp for your next adventure.