/ Torch for running
MyoXP is around that, perfectly functional.
I've got the LED Lenser HR7, really happy with it.
I have a couple of Myoxp, which are fine, but to be honest, I now prefer my cheap Alpkit Manta headtorch - does the same job for £15, money left over for batteries!
Can't fault it for the price and plenty bright enough for normal night runs on trails.
I've got one of those and would second the endorsement - it's very good.
I used an alpkit for years which is fine for non technical trails. I tried a Cree eBay special last year for around 15 quid. Lasting so far, stupendously bright. Bulb unit a touch heavy after an hour or so.
alpkit gamma gets my vote
I'd tend to agree - I got them for the kids, and am very impressed (particularly for £15) - great one to start off with. If you later decide you need to upgrade, it's the perfect spare torch to leave in the bottom of a rucsac/in the car/by the back door.
The Alpkit Gamma is 88 lumens and the Manta packs 120 lumens (it's £17.50 now) and slightly different design - but I've never heard anyone say a word against either at the price. As Carolyn says, a great first headtorch.
Love the Alpkit Gamma too. Can't be beaten esp. for the price.
I ran 20 miles in the dark last night with a cheap Vango LED torch, great for trails where you know where you are going, plenty enough light to see your foot placings. Useless for seeing into the distance though when you miss the stile. Will be watching this thread with interest!
Standard Petzl Tikka has served me well....
I've been through a few headtorches over the years for night-time fell running in the Peak (mostly). Trails completely dark so need a decent beam to make safe progress. Have used;
(a) Petzl Myo XP - good enough beam, great fit, good battery life but beam a little narrow [without diffuser, with diffuser it's too wide and dim].
(b) Alpkit Gamma - not bright enough for my needs, shame really as it's a great bit of kit for the price.
(c) Lenser H7R - awesome! powerful beam, highly adjustable beam width, infinitely adjustable brightness, rechargable. However, I had to make a top strap (it didn't come with one, maybe this has been changed by now?). Also, it's not the most comfortable to wear.
(d) AyUp (MTB lights) worn with headband attachment - too bright! everything washed out hence difficult to run with.
So, Lenser H7R for me (at the mo...)
I have a MYO XP and really like it. I've also run with a set of Gemini Duo mtb lights and find them too bright. Good for night orienteering but just for jollying over the hills completely unnecessary.
I admit I am a bit of a geek, but Zebralight's H600 MkII solved all my needs (albeit at a bit higher price than your budget).
1090 lumens when you need them, solid package and fast battery change (without removing the torch from your head) convinced me.
It has the inconvenience of having to buy a charger and few 18650s, but the light you get from this beast is simply astonishing!
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