June 2014 Gear Guide

Light the Way

Headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns have been a part of waterfowling's pre-dawn routine since their invention. Finding the right light, or lights, for your hunting scenarios makes everything easier on you and your gear.

Cabela's – XPG RGB II

Cabela's XPG™ RGB II Headlamp offers a weatherproof housing that is rugged enough to withstand the punishment provided by an avid waterfowler.


  • Puts out red, green, blue, or white light
  • Three tri-colored LED bulbs
  • One Maxbright Cree LED
  • 125-lumen white beam
  • White-light run time is 28 hours
  • Run time on RGB settings is 61 hours using three "AAA" batteries
  • Weight: 2.9 oz. (with batteries)

For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Streamlight – ClipMate® USB

Free your hands for other tasks with this USB-rechargeable clip-on light that attaches to your pocket or hat. No need to worry about finding a cord to charge it, as it features a built-in USB charge tab. Features a white C4® LED and a 620-630nm red LED.


  • Multiple modes: 
    • C4 LED for white light:
      • White C4 LED – High: 70 lumens; 500 candela; runs 3.5 hours
      • White C4 LED – Low: 10 lumens; 50 candela; runs 24 hours
    • Red LED preserves night vision:
      • Red LED – High: 0.5 lumens; 9 candela; runs 16 hours
      • Red LED – Low: 0.2 lumens; 3 candela; runs 65 hours
  • Lithium Polymer cell fully recharges in-product in 2.5 hours; rechargeable up to 300 times
  • Charge indication LED: LED steady red – charging; LED blinking red – charged
  • IPX4 water-resistant; 1-meter impact resistance tested
  • Remove the tethered USB cover to expose the charge tab for charging via USB source or AC wall adapter
  • Polymer housing makes the light extremely durable, abrasion resistant, and lightweight
  • Push-button switch cycles through low, high, and off; turn light on then press and hold button to change from white to red LED
  • 3.2 in. (81 mm); 1.9 oz. (53.8 grams) with battery
  • Limited lifetime warranty

For more information, visit www.streamlight.com.

Energizer® Weatheready™ Emergency Weather Station

This lantern, radio, and emergency charging station in one uses eight "AA" batteries or the featured hand crank to serve multiple purposes in the boat or duck blind. The LED lantern folds out for 360 degrees of 100-lumen light.


  • Emergency alert with AM/FM radio
  • Area lantern
  • Dual power settings
  • USB port
  • Easy-to-read digital display

For more information, visit www.energizer.com.

GoLight – Wireless Remote Control Hunting Spotlight

Mount this remote-controlled spotlight on any boat or ATV to spotlight up to a half mile. Designed to withstand weather, the GoLight runs off a 12-volt power source and offers a suction-cup mount or a permanent base shoe.


  • 400,000 candlepower
  • Light beam rotates through 370 degrees horizontal and 135 degrees vertical
  • Universal cigarette-lighter power source
  • Remote control features a dual speed and 150-foot range

For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Petzl – Myo RXP 2 Programmable Headlamp

Petzl's Myo RXP 2 Programmable headlamp offers lighting versatility and a wide range of useful adjustments. This durable, efficient headlamp makes a valuable addition to any blind bag.


  • Three lighting levels can each be programmed
  • Wide-angle lens flips up and down
  • Headlamp includes 3 "AA" alkaline batteries
  • Provides IPX4 water resistance

For more information, visit www.petzl.com.

Gander Mountain Tri-Light LED Headlamp

Gander Mountain's Tri-Light headlamp has three LED light options: white, red, and green. Offering up to 26 lumens, this headlamp is a rugged option for waterfowlers constantly on the move.


  • White LED with up to 26 lumens
  • Red LED for night vision
  • Green LED for reading maps or signaling
  • SOS flashing frequency

For more information, visit www.gandermountain.com.

Coleman® CPX™ 6 1,000-Lumen Lantern

Coleman's newest lantern, the CPX 6 1,000-Lumen, boasts as much power as their trusty fuel models. They do offer a rechargeable upgrade, but the four "D"-battery power source is sufficient for most outings.


  • Runs on four "D" batteries (not included)
  • Upgradeable with the CPX 6 rechargeable power cartridge
  • Itematix Remote Phosphor technology runs 30 percent more efficient
  • 11.5"H x 6.2"D

For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.