BUT requires you to buy the entire headband unit. I’m looking for something similar where I can just purchase just the plastic holder that I can then replace several of my existing holders using my existing elastic. Does anyone know of a manufacture that sells something similar?
The olight headband made for the h2r will take just about any 18650 headlight with the clip still in place. (Tube type right angle). It’s a big wide pretty comfortable setup. I would say it’s the best one out there. I don’t know if it’s discontinued but you can still find them in various places.
Here’s an idea for infrequent use. Go to The Big box store in the plumbing section and get a foot or so of what’s called clear PVC reinforced tubing. 3/4 ID is about 1 inch OD. Cut one piece long enough to comfortably go through the two rubber bands on your current holder. Cut another much smaller piece that looks similar to the skillhunt clamping thing. Drill a hole through both of them and mount the little piece on top of the bottom piece that’s in the rubber bands. Use a very small panhead bolt and nut to connect them. Maybe even a plastic bolt and nut. 1/4 inch? I just did a test fit of that size in a rubber band type mount and it works pretty damn good size wise although the piece of tubing I had is slotted so I actually let it overlap and get slightly smaller in the rubber bands but it’s pretty secure in there. The stuff is somewhat flexible, rubbery in feel but will grip a headlight pretty damn secure. With a foot or two of it you can experiment with different sizes on the small top piece. And obviously you’ll have to convert all the sizes to your down under measurements.
You can’t buy the bracket separately, but it’s so decent. There’s a cut out so you can keep the clip installed, which is very handy. The HB3 has a place to attach a thick oring to keep it more secure or hold smaller lights more tightly. I mention this headband on so many headlamp reviews .
Tkx Oli for the detailed DIY option. Good idea on using the poly pipe. I’ve got Blueline which is thick and maybe ideal. I’II keep your suggestion in the back pocket as I’ve too many other projects on the go ATM
Funtastic, yep best I’ve seen. Might have to bite the bullet and order 1 to try it out….or 2 as the postage is the same and only $12 extra for a total of $38. Just hate having to waste the other new good quality headbands that came with the Sofirn HS40’s
I have Convoy H2 with Nichia 219b 4500k headlamp that comes with a headband, but the headband doesn’t have overhead “strap” and hence not strong enough for the weight. Hope this one will fit and be more comfortable. It looks very well made and sturdy.
The Olight H2R looks good however any clip on the torch will interfere with it.
I’II order the Skilhunt HS3 as it has a gap behind the headband “clip and go” to accommodate the clip on the torch without interference or requiring the user to remove the torch clip every time (see 3rd photo in the link below).
For me, this design ticks all the box’s….easy universal design to to clip in and remove in a split second without any fuss and without having to remove the torch clip.
Thanks for the link Funtastic…but that’s to the design with the loops that I’ve already got and want to get rid of!! the correct link is Skilhunt HS3 Headband
Hold on, I just had a quick look at the HS40 and the vertical lines in the knurling may stop it rotating in the holder. The Convoy H2 is similar and that bracket falls into that space preventing the light from rotating. Unfortunately, I don’t have that model to know whether the groove is as deep as the H2
Could you please confirm, by “it” you meant it’s Skilhunt HB3 (lol NOT HS3 - I’m a little confused between these 2!) that fits Brinyte at 26 mm? Another question: light doesn’t pop out of HS3 easily?
You seem to like it so much my trigger finger is itchy.
Yes, the HB3 bracket fits the Brinyte HL18, Sofirn SP40, Cyansky HS5R, Wurkkos HD15, Armytek C2 Pro Nichia. Anything on the smaller side you use a thick oring, it has a placement for it just like the Armytek models.