- Alpkit head torch replacement, which?
The battery case on my Alpkit head torch has just broken, so need to get a new head torch.
I used it for running on the moors at night, and liked its compact size and the rear light. Plus the fact it was dirt cheap.. 4 ish years ago…
What’s best these days, is it another Alpkit?
TaPosted 5 years agostuartie_cMember
I’m on the zip-tie fix as well. All good until you need to replace the batteries and don’t have a knife and a new zip-tie…
Also looking for a cheap replacement is as good but without the only flaw in an otherwise excellent design, however I’m not keen on spending £130 on one which needs an OS…Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMemberBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
If you want something running orientated and don’t mind spending a little more, the Silva X-Trail and Runner models work really well ime. They have a mix of spot and wider-angle beams which gives you more perspective and works really well for running. The Runner model is brilliant, but also three-figure expensive… 😐Posted 5 years agoohnohesbackMember
You could reuse zip ties. What you need to do is get a tiny knife point and slip the point under the plastic ratchet tooth. Lift gently up and put some slight tension on the zip-tie strap pulling backwards (does this make sense to you?) the strap should release and be ready for reuse.Posted 5 years agonbtMemberturtleheading wrote:
Whats the run time on the alpkit torches?
Could you realistically use them for mtbing?
not really, not bright enough to give enough throw to light the trail at MTB speeds. I used mine for commuting duties as there’s a 150 yard long pitch black tunnel – it’s ok with a Gamme in summer, but when the evenings get dark the gamma isn’t enough for the rest of the commute so I go to proper lightsPosted 5 years agoohnohesbackMember
This might explain my earlier post better.Posted 5 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Whats the run time on the alpkit torches? Could you realistically use them for mtbing?
Not unless you’re going pretty slowly on smooth tracks, no. The bottom line is that the Gamma is an ace value for money buy in a ‘plenty bright enough for most things’ sort of way, but headtorches are mostly lagging well behind bike lights in terms of brightness, even when you get up around the £100 mark.Posted 5 years ago
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