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  • #1459

    Lili
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    So, several people advised me on getting a headtorch, in case you get stuck climbing outside and its suddenly got dark, but as I have no experience with headtorches at all, I was hoping to get some advise? (also cause the one I was advised to get, was sold out 🙁 ) Even if it’s just on what to look for. Mind, I drop things, a lot, so if it will break if it bumbs into something, its no good to me.

    And, since other forums covered basic trad gear and helmets, anything else missing for trips such as peak and gola?

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  Myles.
    #1460

    Stephen
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    I’ve seen people wearing this recently…I have yet to try it out, but it seems decently priced and will probably meet your needs.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/petzl-tikkina-2013/

    #1461

    Jonathan
    Keymaster

    +1 cracking headtorch, bombproof, more than capable for most in the lumens department  and the batteries last forever.

    #1463

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Thats a good value head torch. Had one for 3 years and it did me grand. upgraded to the Petzl Tikka which is class but a lot more expensive

    #1464

    Stuart90
    Moderator

    petzl have introduced an updated version and is definitely worth the extra fiver

    http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/petzl-tikkina-2014-headtorch-AC210106?loc=sub

    if you mention you re in qubmc in cotswolds you will get 15% off that.

    these https://www.alpkit.com/products/manta are also good if not as nicely designed.

    #1471

    Anna-Clare
    Participant

    I can vouch for the updated petzl Stuart mentions. Got it recently and I love it. Really bright!

    #1472

    Dynosteve
    Moderator

    This is the one I have:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1800Lumens-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-HEAD-Bicycle-Light-HeadLight-headLamp-UK-Charger-/141028399601?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item20d5f299f1

    Apart from being stupidly bright it has the added bonus of being rechargeable and comes with a plug. It is however slightly bulkier than any of the petzls but for £16 id def recomend it.

    #1475

    The Club Cat
    Participant

    1,800 lumens? Some of us like having retinas…

    #1476

    Stephen
    Participant

    Grew’s option is the other headtorch I had in mind. It’s very popular with night orienteerers, though as he says is slightly more bulky.

    #1483

    Myles
    Keymaster

    Retinas… seared, like, tuna steaks

    #1484

    Jonathan
    Keymaster

    My other head torch puts out 355 lumens… And it came with a safety warning. oO

    #1485

    The Club Cat
    Participant

    Just noticed it’s advertised as a ‘cycling head torch’. It’d be a miracle if you didn’t get run down for wearing one of them.

    #1493

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    would say go for the petzl. its  a lot more practical than the ebay one. the ebay one has a discharge time of 180 minutes so you wouldnt want to either forget to charge it or go walking at night for too long where as I have changed my battery in the petzl tikka once. also. its too bright to climb with if you accidentally end up climbing in the dark.

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