Good Quality Headtorch for off road

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May 2012
1:10pm, 11 May 2012
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Cavey
My Petzl has done me fine.

I remember a South African fella saying that he ran by the light of the moon because headtorches threw an unnatural light that cast shadows on stuff on the floor and made missing your footing more likely.

He ran into a bramble bush and nearly ripped his ear off during the long stage of the MdS.
May 2012
1:19pm, 11 May 2012
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Maclennane
Petzl Tikka's an awful thing - not enough light, seems to run out of batteries quickly despite what it says, and has an odd shadow in it, so it feels like you're running in Buddy Holly glasses.
May 2012
1:21pm, 11 May 2012
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jacdaw
Ther was another thread here... http://www.fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=48512&page=1
May 2012
1:23pm, 11 May 2012
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Lumsdoni
Cavey - that's brilliant.

Mac - that's my experience, although, I liken it to running in a scuba mask. I shall now sing Buddy Holly medleys and think of you whilst running alone in the dark.

TMI ?
May 2012
1:24pm, 11 May 2012
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Maclennane
Just as I intended.
I have previously gone to take my glasses off when running with it. I have never worn glasses.
May 2012
1:34pm, 11 May 2012
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Lumsdoni
LOL. Strange the other thread didn't come up when I searched, but thanks to all.

Think I'll go with the LED Lenser H7R.
May 2012
1:36pm, 11 May 2012
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Bru-Bru
Not an ultra runner but I use a headtorch for kayaking, among other things. My Petzl was OK but it died after only light abuse and the batteries never lasted long. I then got a Fenix one which has much better light but I find it a bit too clunky and heavy. Search for the perfect head torch goes on.
May 2012
1:49pm, 11 May 2012
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2 Flat Feet
I have the Lenser which is fab. And rechargeable. But you will need to recharge if you use it on full beam.

For TR, frankly, it would be great as you can almost turn it off on some bursts and use it full on in the woods.

But the Alpkit Gamma, for the cost, is almost as good, easy to sue and very very bright, buy three like I did and save cash ;-£
May 2012
1:52pm, 11 May 2012
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2 Flat Feet
Easy to "use"

Clunk
May 2012
2:05pm, 11 May 2012
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Lumsdoni
Thanks 2FF, I've gone for the Lenser, as I have no issue recharging after use, and also it uses AAA batteries as well.

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