/ 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
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