It sure is nice to bring along a few creature comforts: even when you’re headed way out there.
Helix Backcountry is a compact, lightweight lantern which puts out a bright beam that’s easy on the eyes – perfect for around camp or in your tent. Helix Backcountry has a “swipe” control surface that is free of buttons and gives access to a dimmable white mode, plus a dimmable red mode for low profile use.
The collapsible globe and folding legs help Helix Backcountry to shrink in size when it’s time to pack it away. The lantern design even incorporates several hanging options via the top and legs. The globe can be removed to make a more focused spot beam.
This light is designed for area illumination, and disperses light in a 360 degree pattern to light up a campsite or other area.
Dimmable LEDs provide the precise output needed for a given task, and help conserve battery power for maximum efficiency. Sometimes we use the word dimmability, which isn't exactly a word yet, but we're very fond of it and have faith it will become one.
Lights rated IPX6 have a high level of water resistance; generally they can take quick dunkings, some precipitation and even a strong spray of water. (Although, we've never found lighting products to be all that good at water gun fights.) If water enters the housing of the light, please remove the batteries and dry everything out.
The highest quality LED available. Princeton Tec’s Maxbright LED is extremely bright and efficient. This single LED emits a smooth, powerful, white light useful for a wide range of tasks. Princeton Tec uses collimators or reflectors with the Maxbright LED depending upon the application. Must yell "MAXBRIGHT" when saying term out loud.
Multiple settings on many of our products give you the flexibility to adjust your light’s brightness to illuminate greater distances or to conserve battery power, depending on your needs.
Product is controlled by the touch of your finger: swiped to the left. Or maybe the right. If you have a fingerprint, this may be the product for you.
The Ultrabright LED is bright and efficient. The smooth, white, wide-beam light emitted by Ultrabright LEDs is ideal for close to mid-range tasks. Ultrabright LEDs are usually grouped together to offer a more powerful light source. Advances currently underway will continue to improve the efficiency and brightness of Ultrabright LEDs. "Ultrabright" can also be yelled when using the term in conversation, but not nearly as loud as "Maxbright".
Planning to cover some ground and travel light? Maybe it’s the destination – or maybe it’s all the steps between. Either way, lights in this category will help you find your way (or enjoy right where you are) when the sun goes down. (Especially if something goes bump in the night.)
Sleeping under the stars and getting away from it all. Whether you need some light to bustle around the RV after lights out, set up your nomadic home for the night among the pines, or enjoy some campfire time with friends, family (or yourself), these products will serve you well. (Maybe even in a van down by the river, we don't judge.)
Difficult jobs in dangerous locations that don’t give you much control over your environment. Products in this category are durable and dependable, making one less thing for you to worry about – leaving you to focus on the important task at hand.
Tree stands, duck blinds, jon boats, bass boats, streamside, dockside, backcountry camps – examples of places that have a tendency to be most productive around dawn or dusk. Check out these products to help you make the most of those hours. Also, if this icon is to scale, that is one big bass.
Men and women protecting and serving in all different ways – these lights strive to be as tough, bright and reliable as the people who count on them.
Light is an integral part of survival – whether you’re headed off the grid or experience a loss of power – having your own source of light at hand helps to keep you safe.
Does your job require work in less than ideal environments? Sometimes you need a little extra light, sometimes you need a primary light – and sometimes, that light needs to not only be bright, but be rated to work safely in hazardous conditions.
The mountains are calling! If you have alpine aspirations, you need a light that will help you thrive in the most demanding environments. These rugged, cold-weather lights are designed to help you reach the summit. (Or shovel your car out of the driveway.)
Jobs that start before the sun rises, end after it sets – or are in dark spaces, large or small. You need a light that is going to work as hard as you do, in whatever conditions are thrown your way.
1 Maxbright LED (dimmable)2 Red Ultrabright LEDs (dimmable)
3 AAA Alkaline
5.4oz / 155g
Helix Backcountry colorways
Helix Backcountry (and green Rechargeable) fully collapsed and fully open
Helix Backcountry (and green Rechargeable) in various hanging options, plus globe removed