- March 28, 2014 at 20:42 #1459LiliParticipant
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?
March 28, 2014 at 21:04 #1460StephenParticipant
- This topic was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Myles.
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.March 28, 2014 at 21:31 #1461JonathanKeymaster
+1 cracking headtorch, bombproof, more than capable for most in the lumens department and the batteries last forever.March 28, 2014 at 21:36 #1463tprebsKeymaster
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 expensiveMarch 28, 2014 at 21:39 #1464Stuart90Moderator
petzl have introduced an updated version and is definitely worth the extra fiver
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.March 29, 2014 at 11:42 #1471Anna-ClareParticipant
I can vouch for the updated petzl Stuart mentions. Got it recently and I love it. Really bright!March 29, 2014 at 12:49 #1472DynosteveModerator
This is the one I have:
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.March 29, 2014 at 20:42 #1475The Club CatParticipant
1,800 lumens? Some of us like having retinas…March 29, 2014 at 20:55 #1476StephenParticipant
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.March 30, 2014 at 14:25 #1483MylesKeymaster
Retinas… seared, like, tuna steaksMarch 30, 2014 at 14:31 #1484JonathanKeymaster
My other head torch puts out 355 lumens… And it came with a safety warning. oOMarch 30, 2014 at 15:17 #1485The Club CatParticipant
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.March 31, 2014 at 10:40 #1493tprebsKeymaster
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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