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Petzl builds gear and develops techniques for rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, aid climbing, canyoning, caving, and via ferrata. Petzl is also known the world over for its innovative and line of LED headlamps.

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2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of the updated QUARK on hold. So here it is...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley
The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these two triple-rated ropes.

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear
They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

A wild night out in Storm Callum  © Dan Bailey
A wild night out in Storm Callum  © Dan Bailey

Petzl TIKKID Children's Headtorch

With its kid-friendly features, the TIKKID is ideal for younger users. Just don't expect to see far with it, says Dan Bailey


Latest News

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The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern ...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl
Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

World's Best Belayer  © Petzl
World's Best Belayer  © Petzl

The Best Belayer In The World

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move...

Enhanced Protection  © Petzl
Enhanced Protection  © Petzl

Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top....

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.

ERGONOMIC Action 2  © Petzl
ERGONOMIC Action 2  © Petzl

Competition WINNER - Win A Pair Of New Petzl ERGONOMICs

Developments in technology and design allow Petzl to offer tools for all disciplines. From glacier travel, to pushing the limits of modern ice and mixed climbing. The new QUARK, NOMIC and ERGONOMIC are the latest tools from Petzl and...

Competition WINNER - Win A Pair of Petzl's New QUARK Ice Tools

Petzl have redesigned their ice tools to bring you the QUARK, NOMIC & ERGONOMIC. Win a pair of QUARK's in our competition.

Petzl Rope Competition  © Petzl
Petzl Rope Competition  © Petzl

Competition WINNERS - Win Your Choice From Petzl's Rope Range

Whether you are looking for a single, a half/twin or a rope with multiple certification (single and...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 4 New Petzl Harnesses!

With a complete range for mountaineering, climbing, canyoning, caving and children, Petzl harnesses always meet...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Petzl BOREO Helmets

Durable and very versatile, the BOREO helmet is suitable for a wide range of activities including climbing,...

Petzl ACTIK CORE thumb  © Petzl
Petzl ACTIK CORE thumb  © Petzl

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 New Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamps

Petzl's new ACTIK CORE is a rechargeable, compact. multi-beam headlamp with red lighting,...

Petzl Reatik+  © Petzl
Petzl Reatik+  © Petzl

Competition WINNER - Win A New Petzl REACTIK+ Headtorch

Petzl Tikka XP Competition  © UKC Gear
Petzl Tikka XP Competition  © UKC Gear

Competition WINNERS - Win a Petzl TIKKA XP

Petzl Triplle Comp photo  © UKC Articles
Petzl Triplle Comp photo  © UKC Articles

WINNERS - Win a Petzl Headlamp, Bouldering Pad & Gripmas

Petzl Sitta Competition  © Petzl
Petzl Sitta Competition  © Petzl

WINNER - Win 1 of 2 Petzl SITTA Harnesses


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