/ Powerful head torch for night navigation and biking
As far as I can see most models are either designed to be mounted on a bike helmet (no use for mounting on a head or climbing helmet) or have a battery pack at the back that would be fine on a head or climbing helmet but would interfere with a bike helmet.
Is there a unit available that would be suitable for both applications?
P.S. "but the nights will soon be drawing in"...classic
Can I reccomend anything by Petzl. Their aftersales support through the uk distributor is top notch service... ;)
Two contrasting (no pun intended) uses there. A light that is good enough for night biking is going to be way too bright to read a map - you'll need shades!
The Hope models (I've a Vision 2) are quite flexible: you can mount the battery on the head harness or use the extension lead to put it in a pocket or sack when the weather's cold or you are on the bike and using the helmet mount.
I have two lights for biking, one is a very compact magicshine MJ-838 which my wife also uses for running (you can buy a seperate head torch strap) and she straps the battery pack to her arm. She says it works very well and it would also be good as a single light on the bike.
There may be upgraded versions now. And they are good value.
fenix hp11 less than £50 277 lumens
petzl ultra has about 350 lumtens IIRC but is about £200 more
Elsewhere on the site
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more