Many people do and we have seen all kinds here over the years. Headlamps are relatively durable, not too expensive, and useful in a variety of situations. You’ll appreciate having one when:
- You walk to the restrooms during the night
- You are trying to find something in your camper in the dark
- You know you left your glasses by the camping chair but it is dusk and hard to see
- You have to go out and see what the scratching noise is outside your tent.
- You need to use both hands in a low-light situation
- Seeing and being seen if you’re riding your bicycle at night
They can range from $10 to over $100 so doing your research is a good idea. Some things we’ve seen to be helpful for our campers who use them are the lamps that have simple switches. It won’t help if you have to fumble around with a complicated switch in the middle of the night.
If it comes with a white light and a red light you may find that you love it. Oftentimes you can use the red light and maintain much of your night vision rather than the bright white light stripping it all away.
Some are waterproof and offer multiple modes such as low, medium, high, and strobe, and in a set complete with a car charger, AC charger, and batteries. You can see an example of this here > TOTOBAY Zoomble
Here’s an example of a headlamp with 5 adjustable modes from 165 to 40 Lumens and red light standard or strobe > CAMPEE Ultra Bright
Once you decide your needs you can narrow your search in choosing just the right headlamp for your trip. You’ll probably find them to be very useful even after you are home. Most people really love them once they get used to using them.