/ Which head torch- mountain biking/running/ climbing

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mugglewump - on 14 Dec 2013
As per the title, any advise on a powerfull head torch for the above activities would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to spend not much over 150

Cheers
dixmarra - on 14 Dec 2013
EvanDavies - on 14 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:

Any preference over battery powered/rechargable? The Silva Runner or Trail Speed models look good, i've been thinking about them myself. I've heard good things about the Petzl Nao and you actually get a relatively decent ratio of lumens to price if you want to look at it that way.
I currently use a Mammut X-Shot which is OK but the highest setting (200 lumens) is only a 30 second boost mode which isn't great for longer technical sections. Also, the brightest mode is quite a concentrated flood which doesn't give me as much field of vision as I would like. It's worth looking at how the lumens are used (i.e spot or flood) and which would suit your needs best
mugglewump - on 14 Dec 2013
In reply to EvanDavies:

Cheers for that, I would prefer rechargeable. The review above was interesting
Run_Ross_Run - on 14 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:

Silva runner.
Enough said really.

Will be getting one in the new year

Cambridge-Climber - on 14 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:I've been using the Silve Pave (slightly lower rated than the new Silva Trail Speed Elite at 550 Lumens) on my helmet and a Lezyne Megadrive on the bars. Very pleased with both.

I'm hoping to get a Tikka RXP for christmas, for my slower moving activities. I'll let you know how I get on with it, they look very good and I've always been happy with Petzl build quality and warranty.

peebles boy - on 14 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:

http://www.candb-seen.co.uk/

http://dx.com/c/flashlights-lasers-999

Both sites take a "bit of navigating" but some cheap knock offs of high brand stuff. Have heard good things about:
http://dx.com/p/fandyfire-ym-03-3-x-cree-xm-l-t6-4-mode-1200lm-white-bicycle-flashlight-black-silver...

Though shipping takes a while from States.

Cheers,
Gordon
Graham T - on 15 Dec 2013
In reply to peebles boy:

Have a look at ayup lights. Not the brightest on a bike but perfectly usable and you can now get a set with a really good head band.
AlanLittle - on 15 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:
My advice if you want information from really hard core lumen freaks, is not to waste your time on a climbing forum but instead find a fell running or mountain biking website and ask there. Horses for courses.
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markk - on 15 Dec 2013
Mountain Llama on 15 Dec 2013
zephr - on 15 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:

I agree with run ross run.
Silva runner. Expensive, but brilliant.
http://testedtodestruction.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/silva-runner-headtorch.html
In reply to mugglewump:

We have a comparison review of some of the best head torches which is due to be published on Tuesday next week.

Alan
mugglewump - on 15 Dec 2013
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:
Great, thanks!
ads.ukclimbing.com
Kai - on 16 Dec 2013
In reply to mugglewump:

I have a Mammut X-Sun.

It is insanely bright. Rechargeable. Well built. Not criminally heavy.

http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/232000380_v_9144/X-Sun.html

If you really need super bright, this is a great option.


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