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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

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Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Lights

Solar powered torches used to be a joke, but thanks to advances in technology Dan Bailey has now seen the light. These camping lanterns from MPowerd are actually pretty darn good.

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch

Weighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it also has everyday uses, says Hugh Simons.

Petzl ACTIK Headtorch

Tough, reliable and simple to use, the ACTIK packs a lot of power into a compact body. For general climbing and hillwalking use, it's all the headtorch most of us need, says Dan Bailey.

Edelrid Asteri Headtorch

Edelrid have recently joined other hardware brands in releasing a range of headtorches. With its balance of output and burn time, and...

Petzl REACTIK+ Headtorch

The REACTIK+ features Petzl's clever reactive lighting technology, but its wizardry doesn't end there. With the new MyPetzl Light app...

Head Torches / Head Lamps

In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you are...

Petzl E+Lite Emergency Headtorch

Dan Bailey road tests the new improved Petzl E+Lite, and reckons it's the best mini emergency headtorch he's seen.

Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Luci Lights

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

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. 

Reactive Lighting and Burn Time

Headtorch performance, and the associated figures, is something of a minefield and it's not easy to wade through all the information and make an informed decision. In this article, Martin Bergerud of Lyon explains some of the science behind Reactive...

Alpkit Manta Head Torch

The Manta is a headtorch with integrated battery compartment. The dimmable 100 lumen Cree L.E.D. delivers a bright beam, the width...

Alpkit Glowe Lantern

Lightweight 170 lumen 120gm backpacking dual function lantern and torch.

Alpkit Trinity Lantern/Torch

New - bright 190 lumen dual-function LED lantern/torch.

Petzl CORE - The Rechargeable Battery

Petzl introduces the CORE: the rechargeable battery for the TIKKA2 / ZIPKA2 line of headlamps! The goal: more light and less...

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