Nitecore NU25 360L Headlamp w/ Zpacks Pro Headband
The Nitecore NU25's ultralight weight, features, and form factor have made it a staple in the outdoor community for years. It features multiple brightness levels, simple controls with separate buttons for red versus white light, and a built in rechargeable lithium ion battery. The NU25 is one of the most versatile and compact headlamps available.
We've taken this feature-rich headlamp and included our custom-made Zpacks Pro Headlight Headband; providing added comfort at a weight savings of a half of an ounce compared to the stock headband (also included).
- Ultralight body
- Includes exclusive ultralight Zpacks Pro Headlight Headband which provides added comfort and reduces the total weight by half an ounce.
- IP66 Water and Dust Resistance
- Convenient two-button control to minimize button pressing / cycling.
- Low, medium, and high white light controlled by one button
- Low, medium, and flashing red light controlled by a second button.
- Turbo Mode - Temporary extra bright light (While the light is on, press and hold the white light button for 1 second).
- High CRI Mode - High Color Rendering Index Light for photography (While the light is off, press and hold white light button)
- Red LED helps preserve night vision while map reading, and nigh time trips to the privy, and flashing red can be used to signal for help.
- Built-in 610mAh li-ion battery offers 5 hours of runtime on High and up to 160 hours on the low setting
- Lockout function (press and hold both buttons)
- Built-in power indicator (press and hold the red light button - 3 flashes over 50%, 2 flashes below 50%, 1 flash below 10%)
- Built-in micro-USB rechargeable battery
- Includes micro-USB charging cable
- Red and Green indicator lights let you see when then the unit is charging and when fully charged
Headlamp: .99 oz (28 g)
Pro Head Band: .39 oz (11 g)
Turbo - Output 360 Lumen | Runtime 30 min
High - Output 190 Lumen | Runtime 5 hr
Mid - Output 38 Lumen | Runtime 8 hr
Aux High CRO - Output 20 Lumen | Runtime 6 hr 15 min
Aux Red (High) - Output 13 Lumen | Runtime 7 hr 25 min
Aux Red (Low) - Output .9 Lumen | Runtime 68 hr
Red Caution Light - Output 13 Lumen | Runtime 13 hr
SOS - Output 360 Lumen
Beacon - Output 360 Lumen
LED: CREE XP-G2 S3 LED
Battery Type: Built-in 610mAh li-ion
Peak Beam Distance: 88 yds (81 m)
Peak Beam Intensity: .1650cd
IP Rating: IP66
Impact Resistance: 1.5m
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Hello David, We used similar hacks ourselves and found that while it was functional it wasn't very comfortable. While we enjoying being masochists in our efforts to save weight, in this particular application we focused on achieving a low weight while maintaining comfort as the juice simply wasn't worth the squeeze for the minimal extra weight savings.
Merino Wool Sleeping Bag Liner
Keep your sleeping bag clean on those extended adventures with our 100% natural and renewable Merino Wool Sleeping Bag Liner. Made with Gostwyck Ultrafine Merino, the liner provides unparalleled next-to-skin softness.
Super breathable and moisture wicking, our liners are great for keeping that funk out of your bag. They are also perfect for an extra level of protection when staying in hotels, hostels, or refuges along the Tour du Mont Blanc.
Zpacks Minimalist Trekking Pole
When weight is at a premium, our Minimalist Trekking Poles allow you to navigate the most rugged of terrain without sacrificing performance or function. These stripped-down, foam handle, trekking poles are made from ultralight, ultra-strong carbon fiber, and feature a sturdy twist locking mechanism.
In addition to being one of the lightest trekking poles available, our Minimalist Trekking Poles were specifically designed to be used in the set up all of our Plex tents; excluding the Altaplex.
6 oz / 144 g
Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole
These things are sweet. Light as a feather, and stiff as a board. I love the additional grip down low under the handles. Adds way more versatility on steeper grades.
– Jesse B., ★★★★★
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In addition to being fantastic trekking poles, they can also be used to set up all of our Plex tents excluding the Altaplex.
8 oz / 205 g
Zpacks Lotus UL Umbrella
It was great at blocking the sun and flexible in the wind. I used it for hours in a rain storm yesterday and it was so light I barely noticed I was holding it that long. I plan to bring this umbrella everywhere.
– Julie C., ★★★★★
Take cover from brutal sun and intense downpours with our Lotus Ultralight Umbrella. We worked hard to develop the world's lightest backpacking umbrella. Weighing in at just 6.8 ounces it is perfect for beating the heat or helping you stay dry in a storm while still being durable enough to stand up to the abuse of a thru-hike. This umbrella will have your back rain or shine!
7 oz / 192 g
Zpacks Inflatable Pillow
Pillow was lightweight and perfect height. A good option for a lightweight pillow.
– Linda M., ★★★★★
Relax after a long day of adventure with our inflatable pillow. Designed for ultralight hikers looking to save weight without compromising comfort, our pillow inflates with only a breath or two and features a comfortable crescent shape perfect for back and side sleepers alike.
*This Item is Non-Returnable if Removed from Packaging*
2 oz / 40 g
What an incredibly handy little thing! I’m one of those folks that hate hydration reservoirs inside my pack. I needed a handy way to attach a bottle to my pack’s shoulder strap and this is it. It holds bottles securely and allows easy access. Genius!
– John S., ★★★★★
Tired of bending over backwards to reach your water bottles? Our Aquaclip Kit allows you to to clip a water bottle to your backpack’s shoulder straps or belt so you have it easily accessible up front. It will fit any small water bottle with a standard size neck. The bottle can be popped in and out easily on the go. We find that it carries the weight of a 500 ml (16.9 fl oz) bottle well.
This clip is not designed to carry heavier water bottles. If you're looking to carry a larger bottle, like the 1L SmartWater bottle, we recommend our Water Bottle Sleeve instead.
The Zpacks kit includes one AquaClip, two One-Wrap® Velcro bands for securing it to the daisy chain on your shoulder straps, and a rubber end cap so that the clip cannot slide out of the velcro.
Check out more of our Backpack Add-Ons.
1 oz / 12 g
Ultralight Travel Toothbrush
Reasonably light. Tooth paste tube easily refills off a bigger tube with a little thought and allows me to brush my teeth twice a day for a week.”
– Brian J., ★★★★★
Make sure you have fresh clean teeth to lift your spirits without weighing down your pack. This ultralight, compact toothbrush includes an extension handle, a mini toothpaste tube, and a handy carrying case all for less than an ounce! If that is still too heavy carry only the parts you need.
The included toothpaste tube holds enough for a week or more if used sparingly. When it runs out, pinch the air out, butt it up tight against a normal toothpaste tube, and squeeze more in to re-fill it.
These are not returnable once the packaging is opened, unless there is a defect.
1 oz / 20 g
Foam Sit Pad
On my first backpacking trip with this item we had some very wet weather and I repeatedly found uses for this very light but super practical sit pad. It’s comfy to sit on but was also handy for kneeling on when dealing with wet gear or having a clean/dry place to put things on. Everyone in my family wants one now!!”
– Brandie L., ★★★★★
When it is time to stop for a meal or to relax and take in the views, our Foam Sit Pad will give you a dry, comfortable seat anywhere. This ultralight foam sit pad folds down small so that it is easy to pack. It fits nicely in the base-straps on our backpacks, or in an exterior pocket. You can pull it out on breaks to keep your butt dry and padded, or tuck it into the foot of your sleeping bag for padding under your feet at night. It is blue on one side and black on the other.
1 oz / 28 g
Lightload Towel (3 pack)
Lightload towels are the lightest, and most useful pack towels available. They come packed in a small cylinder, and unfold to about 12.5" x 22.5" (32 x 57 cm). They are super absorbent, and very quick drying. Imagine a name brand paper towel, except that these are cloth, reusable, hand washable, and biodegradable.
Don’t forget your towel!
1 oz / 14 g
Sewing Repair Kit
Great item to add to your repair/ditty bag/possibles kit. In a pinch the needle can be converted to a fishing hook. It could also be used for an emergency suture if you don’t have butterfly bandages or superglue to seal a laceration.
– David G., ★★★★★
Be prepared for any mishap and keep your gear in good shape until the end of your thru-hike with this handy sewing repair kit. This kit is perfect for repairing your backpack, clothing, or any other gear items that need a touch up while on trail.
Make sure to order some repair tape for the ultimate field repair kit set up.
1 oz / 10 g
Blue Mini-D Carabiner (4 pack)
Nice to have some lightweight, small carabiners when hiking. Strung a line and used them to hold gear.
– Leon H., ★★★★★
At exactly one tenth of an ounce each these are the smallest and lightest carabiners around. They are perfect for clipping items to your pack, hanging your food bag, and many other uses. They are strong enough for almost any backpacking application, but are not meant to support a human's weight.
If you need a spot on your gear to clip it to, add a Stick on Loop.
1 oz / 3 g
Nitecore NU25 400L Headlamp w/ UL Headband
The Nitecore NU25's ultralight weight, features, and form factor have made it a staple in the outdoor community for years. Now updated with USB-C charging, a longer run time, more lumens, and a lighter headband the Nitecore NU25 continues to push boundaries.
It features multiple brightness levels, simple controls with separate buttons for red versus white light, and a built in rechargeable lithium ion battery. The NU25 is one of the most versatile and compact headlamps available.
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