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Head Torch

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Oct 2012
12:54pm, 11 Oct 2012
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posty john
Can anyone help me buy telling me which head torch to purchase as the dark nights are nearly upon us?
Oct 2012
12:56pm, 11 Oct 2012
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Puddington Lots of advice there, I think :-)
Oct 2012
12:56pm, 11 Oct 2012
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Depends how much you want to spend as there are roughly lots available.

Petzl tikka xp2 just got good reviews in Trailrunner mag. About £40 for it I think.
Oct 2012
12:58pm, 11 Oct 2012
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Pretty impressed by my LED Lenser H7 (though the battery compartment cover doesn't fill me with confidence, it hasn't caused me any problems).
Oct 2012
1:00pm, 11 Oct 2012
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The Alpkit one i have (gamma?) is good value - about £15 from memory.
Oct 2012
1:03pm, 11 Oct 2012
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Derby Tup
Alpkit Gamma for 15 quid (if they have stock), H7 is better if you can pay more, Hope if you want to go out regularly off-road
Oct 2012
1:14pm, 11 Oct 2012
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Northern Exile
I bought one of the Alpkit Gamma headtorches (DTs right, they come in and out of stock quickly) and for the money they're pretty good, they even have a red LED at the back. Don't expect miracles though, they're not that powerful and for a bit more money you can get a better light. I've got a Petzl Myo XP and it's seen good service, however what I really want is one of these:

Given the iron grip my wife has on my wallet, I suspect I might be wanting one for a while yet :-(
Oct 2012
1:47pm, 11 Oct 2012
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I have an XP2.
It's fine for a smooth-ish surface, but I found it a bit lacking for more difficult stuff. The lenser was recommended to me, there is a h7 and h14. The 14 is more powerful, but both were recommended.
I haven't bought one yet though.

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