/ Head torch for night navigation

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gable2uk - on 03 Jun 2012
Im after a new head torch to do some night navigation any ideas?
Flat4matt - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk:
Alpkit gamma. Cracking bit of kit. Different coloured leds, ideal for night navigation!!!
butteredfrog - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk:

Somthing with a spot is useful, handy to have a bit of range when looking for features.
alasdair19 on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk: the most powerful one you can justify, worth having your assessment in june too.

was blown away by a mates BD space shot perhaps though they've probably brought out a better one now.
sbc_10 - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to alasdair19:
>..... they've probably brought out a better one now.

Yes I'm sure I saw an advert for the new Icon with 200 lumens.
In fact here it is
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/lighting/icon-headlamp

kestrelspl on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk: It depends on how much night navigation you'll be doing. I used a petzl tikka 2 for the night nav on my ML with no problems, if it's something you want to do frequently though you might want something a bit more powerful like the myo xp.
highclimber - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk: LED Lenser make a few good head torches. Another good idea is to have a mediocre head torch and a really powerful handtorch like the LED Lenser P7 or similar so you're not blindin everyone when you're talking to them.
dazmac - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to gable2uk: I have the BD Icon, used it on my ML night nav in fowl conditions and was glad I had it would have struggled with a tika or ion rain on glasses on map and on compass. some have described these as only good for reading a book in a tent.

if i was getting myself down any light would be ok if I had a group with me I would want as much light as possible
Martin W on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to dazmac:
> (In reply to gable2uk) I have the BD Icon, used it on my ML night nav in fowl conditions

If you hadn't had such a good head torch I guess you might have had to chicken out...
dazmac - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to Martin W: The advice I got from freinds and instructors was make it as easy as possible for yourself on the assesment ie good head torch, I had a spare ion i had borrowed of a mate as backup.
Taurig - on 03 Jun 2012
In reply to Martin W:
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> If you hadn't had such a good head torch I guess you might have had to chicken out...

At the very least he'd have to duck under some cover to read the map...

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