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Topic - Torch for running

Robyn Vacher - on 02 Sep 2014
I want to do some trail running in the dark this autumn. What torch would you recommend - no more than about £50 if possible. Is head torch best? Thank you.
IainRUK - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

MyoXP is around that, perfectly functional.
J Brown - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

I've got the LED Lenser HR7, really happy with it.
Moley on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

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.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/manta

tony on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to J Brown:

> I've got the LED Lenser HR7, really happy with it.

I've got one of those and would second the endorsement - it's very good.
SteveRi - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

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.
ow arm - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

alpkit gamma gets my vote
Carolyn - on 03 Sep 2014
In reply to ow arm:

> 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.
Moley on 03 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

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.
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cbonner - on 03 Sep 2014
In reply to Robyn Vacher:

Love the Alpkit Gamma too. Can't be beaten esp. for the price.

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