Armytek Wizard Pro Headlamp Review

A headlamp is a really useful piece of equipment for treasure hunting, and for about four months I used a Thrunite TH-10 for that purpose, you can read my full review on that here. I can still recommend that light to anyone, but I wanted something with a wider beam and fully waterproof so I ended up buying yet another light: The Armytek Wizard Pro.  I bought it as a Christmas present for myself and have used it frequently since. Now that the days are getting longer and it has seen some good use I want to write a review of it with metal detecting and camping in mind. Following you will find a couple of benefits I found it offers:

  • It’s fully waterproof down to 3 meters, just like the AT Pro I use to detect. While the majority of my detecting happens on land it gives me great piece of mind not to worry about getting my gear wet so almost everything I own is either waterproof or held in a waterproof box like my phone and wallet.
  • The beam is wide which lets me search for surface finds better.
  • It’s bright. Apparently it’s the brightest single 18650 battery light out there, and I can vouch for the fact that it’s damn bright.
  • Speaking of 18650 batteries I would never buy a light without one again. They are the future, and the future is bright, has more capacity and runtime.
  • It can be worn as a headlamp, held in the hand or strapped to a backpack / belt with the included belt clip. I use it hand held with the clip most of the time so I can clip it to my belt or my jacket if I need both hands.
  • It has a magnet on the tailcap. I LOVE MAGNETS. Seriously though, it has come in handy at several occasions when I had to repair my bicycle or the like.
  • It looks like it’s from The Last of Us. Don’t judge me, but that was at least 50% of why I bought it.

I can’t really find any drawbacks, the only one I can think of is that it needs 18650 batteries which I have not yet seen in a store and have to order online. That being said I bought a pack of three and only ever need one, one is definitely enough to last throughout a night.

The charger I bought from Thrunite  also doubles as a powerbank to charge my phone and camera gear which I find very useful.

So overall I think if you are a treasure hunter or camping / outdoor enthusiast this light is great because it does everything right and is fully waterproof so you never have to worry about getting it wet.

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