- running (with some offroad) headtorch, can i do better than alpkit gamma?
The Alpkit Manta looks better than the Gamma, but I bought myself one of these for £15Posted 4 years ago
Part of my normal running route is on a completely unlit shared footpath/cycle track. I used an Alpkit Gamma which was great for the price and really comfortable. It’s just bright enough to pass the cow pat/dog shit avoidance test (at my slow speed anyway). Work issued me with a LED Lenser H7r which I now use instead, it’s much brighter and probably better if running off-road, the ability to adjust the beam is good. It’s not as comfortable and could do with a strap over the top like the Gamma (imho). It also feels a bit cheap and plasticky considering its rrp, especially the tilting bracket on the front. Having said that, it hasn’t let me down. I’d recommend both tbh. The h7r comes with 3x 900mAh batteries and a usb charger that plugs into the torch, but the connection can be a bit temperamental and if you’ve already decent batteries/charger there’s not much advantage over the standard H7. If I was into serious night time trail running I’d probably get a lighter Petzl/Silva with a built in LiPo battery, much more expensive though.Posted 4 years ago
The H7r is pretty cheap on Amazon at the moment Linky £32. I don’t think you can go far wrong with a Gamma though (I wouldn’t have bothered upgrading) proving the terrain isn’t too rough.
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