/ Which head torch- mountain biking/running/ climbing
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
Cheers for that, I would prefer rechargeable. The review above was interesting
Enough said really.
Will be getting one in the new year
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.
Both sites take a "bit of navigating" but some cheap knock offs of high brand stuff. Have heard good things about:
Though shipping takes a while from States.
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.
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.
I agree with run ross run.
Silva runner. Expensive, but brilliant.
We have a comparison review of some of the best head torches which is due to be published on Tuesday next week.
I have a Mammut X-Sun.
It is insanely bright. Rechargeable. Well built. Not criminally heavy.
If you really need super bright, this is a great option.
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