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  • Gary_M
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    Just bought one of These for £8ish on a whim as going camping again this weekend and current headtorch is a bit under powered. Anyone got one? I’m not expecting much for the money but thought it was worth a punt.

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    I have no idea, but the alcohol is good so ive clicked on buy it now and will hold you personally responible if there’s a problem.

    Gary_M
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    I think you should blame the drink rather than me 😉

    If it’s rubbish I’m thinking of the led lenser h7.

    Anyone got either?

    jonba
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    What about the alpkit offering? They’re not exactly bastid powerful but they are cheap/reliable. Good enough for night time walks and finding stuuff in your tent.

    Gary_M
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    What I currently have is probably comparable to the alpkit in terms of brightness. I wanted something a fair bit brighter so I’ll see what this is like. Been dispatched already so service is quick anyway.

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    If it is owt like the zoomable torch from DX then it should be pretty good .
    might just get one to mod upto 1000lumens 😀

    Gary_M
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    Yeh that’s what I thought trout. If I have 1000 lumens in my tent it’ll probably go up in flames 😉

    Premier Icon Mattbike
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    I’ve got one they’re great for the money. they’re bright and the quality is ok also.

    Gary_M
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    That’s good to hear.

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    It arrived this morning. Seems spot on for the money, even came with batteries!

    Jamie
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    So how much brighter than the Alpkits are they? And has anyone used them for running?

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    I’ve not had any experience of the alpkit lghts but they are 88 lumens and the above head torches are 300 lumens.

    I go night riding in the winter with a 300 lumen torch so bright enough for that.

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    The bit with the light on (minus the alu cooling bit) and battery compartment looks very similar to the LED Lenser I had. The hinge has a piece of plastic with detents to keep it in different positions which fatigued and broke.

    Perhaps not such a big deal if it’s on a headtorch that only costs 8 quid, although with a bigger heavier lump attached to it, it may have an even more limited life.

    Jamie
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    I go night riding in the winter with a 300 lumen torch so bright enough for that.

    It’s more how much it moves about, as the Alpkit also has a strap over the top and hinge that adjusts the light in stages, so doesn’t bob around like a lunatic while running.

    Gary_M
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    I’ll be picking mine up from the PO in the morning so I’ll report back after a nights camping. Doubt it’s 300 lumen though.

    Don’t like the extra strap over the head, looks a bit special needs.

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    Used mine while camping at the weekend. Excellent headtorch, bulkier than wor lasses Petzl headtorch, but much, much brighter. Well worth the £8

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