/ Running Headtorch
Zero personal knowledge but the new Petzl Nao seems a very lust worthy running head torch.
I've got a Petzl Tikka (1, not the newer 2) which is great - really powerful light if you're going through woods etc, but pretty light.
The Nao looks like it might be much heavier
Hope Vision 2 seems popular amongst fell runners. Not cheap though.
What sort of running? Fell, trail, unlit roads.
I do a fair bit on the fells at night in winter, I have used the Alpkit Gamma, Petzl Myo XP and Silva X Trail. The Gamma is great although perhaps a little underpowered, the Petzl is good if you get one without the connector faults, the Silva has a stronger beam, but gets through batteries quite quickly.
I am not a fan of the very powerful lights such as some of the Hope head torches, as running in a ball of super bright white takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it for me. This winter I will be running with the Silva with the Gamma as a backup.
If your running on non-technical terrain a self contained torch will be adequate and more reliable than one with a separate battery pack. There's plenty out there to look at, the most prominent being from BD, petzl and silva and all good.
If you want something for more technical terrain the more powerful torches come with a remote battery pack (either at the back of the head or loose), the silva trail runner is good value, also the petzl RXP and black diamond icon are popular.
There's loads of information about, you can't really go wrong with most of the decent brands these days.
Alpkit Gamma the best value medium brightness headtorch.
If you want to move to something brighter then I'd recommend the LED Lenser H7R - very powerful on full beam ( 160 Lumens ), but can be turned down when not needed on full, still pretty cheap, rechargeable battery ( but can also take AA so you can carry spares )
I've got a Fenix HP11 which was relatively cheap compared to similar units, and looks a little ungainly, but is absolutely brilliant in use. Easily bright enough to run over technical ground on full power, but obviously dims to a reasonable level too.
Not until the price comes down massively!
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