Alpkit Gamma Headtorch

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There’s not much outdoor kit you can get for under twenty quid these days but the Alpkit Gamma will open up endless adventure opportunities and give you a fiver change as well.

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Running (for what seems like forever) on three AAA batteries the Gamma offers several lighting options; the main beam from the XPC Cree LED  has two varied light levels plus a flashing option. Whilst at the adventurous end of helmet light usage it copes fine for emergencies and low speed riding although the squarish central spot and dimmer halo takes some getting used to. For camping and general mooching this isn’t such an issue.

Three smaller LED’s  are selectable, via the main button, which give further options of low level white, green, red an flashing red for close up work where battery time is more important. The rear battery pack also features a red/flashing red light strip which is a useful feature where being seen is important.

Overall

It’s small enough to pack in your Camelbak as a ‘just in case’ back up light, is perfect for bike packing, bivvy trips and just about everything else too. You’ll probably find yourself buying more than one. Bargain.

 

Review Info

Brand:Alpkit
Product:Gamma
From:www.alpkit.com
Price:£15
Tested:by Dave for 6 Months

Comments (0)

  1. Great little light. I have one with strap removed zip tied to my commuting lid and the angle of dangle tilt adjuster allows it to be pointed just right where I’m looking. With battery bit at back it balances nicely.

  2. It was great until I changed the batteries and the case broke.

  3. I’ve got one of these too. Cracking little thing, had it a couple of years and used for multiple fell runs, camping etc. Fits on to my met helmets with the head strap if you let the straps out to full extent.

    Only fault: doesn’t run on rechargeables. Environment fail.

  4. eh, mine runs on rechargeable fine.

    Loving mine too 🙂

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