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Group Test 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.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches

John McKenna tests two higher end models from Alpkit's extensive torch range. Which did he prefer for all-round mountain use,...

Exposure Headtorches

Made in the UK, these units are small, rugged and very powerful. But is this the perfect mountain torch? Dan Bailey has reservations

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

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

This mini torch packs a punch that belies its tiny weight, says Dan Bailey, while the decent burn time means it's not just for emergencies


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Mpowerd: New Luci Colour String

Solar, colourful and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun, and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space.

Luci MPOWERD - Thank You!

Traditionally these "Product News" articles are used to promote the latest, greatest new products, however on this occasion we thought we'd do something a bit different, take the opportunity to explain a couple of things, but most of all to say THANK YOU!

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 for...

Exposure Lights launch new HT1000 & HT500 Head Torches

Exposure Lights will be a new name to many, but the introduction of their HT1000 and HT500 Head...

All new range of head torches from Alpkit

See our new range of 6 headtorches available now so you can make the most of shorter winter days.

Luci Lights

First Ascent is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of "Luci Lights" - lightweight, compact, waterproof, inflatable solar rechargeable...

New Alpkit Arc Headtorch

Arc is a powerful 190 lumen, 154 g head torch with a quick change battery pack, new to the Alpkit range. 


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