What’s the current headtorch de jour – or de nuit?

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  • What’s the current headtorch de jour – or de nuit?
  • Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Between the last Scout and Guide camps, my darling children have misplaced both our headtorches, so what’s the current preferred model, as both ours were 3-4 years old.

    After battery power rather than chargeable, suitable for camping and night hikes, rather than running. And at a price that won’t make me cry if it doesn’t come back from next weeks expedition.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    Alpkit? Start at £13 at the moment.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Alpkit are just down the road, so that works for us!

    Spin
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    Hard to go wrong with alpkit for that kind of usage.

    FunkyDunc
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    For £25 this is a very good torch. In terms of performance it’s nearly there with a Petzl Nao which is over £100 more

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/onnight-710-black-and-orange-id_8370255.html

    wrightyson
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    Still rocking two alpkits in the wrighty household from a recommendation on here many years ago.

    CraigW
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    Fenix headtorches are good. Depends on how bright it needs to be, and how much you want to spend.
    I think USB recharging is a lot more convenient than AA batteries nowadays.

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    I’m really impressed with our Alpkit one. I’m going to buy another.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    Have a couple of alpkit ones, both really good.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Decathlon running ones, cheap and work well.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Tried the Alpkit etc then took a punt on this 18650 powered head torch given i had a few 18650 batteries and its been ace and all for £4.30 delivered…

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112879263204

    Takes 2 batteries but found it happily ran off one

    tjagain
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    I have petzel tikkas – a few years old now but I cannot fault them

    Obviously, this one ….

    Who wants to look like a coal miner when you can look like Iron Man.

    Kalenji running torch fom Decathlon

    footflaps
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    Alpkit Viper is my favourite…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    My Alpkit Gamma is quite frankly rubbish. If you drop it the battery pack breaks. I’m on the second battery pack and that is held together with tape.

    Millets do one for a third the price and it is a lot brighter. Also, if your kids lose it or break it was only £4.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Alpkit maybe, Tesco ones are perfectly good. Black Diamond if you’re feeling flush.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’m a fan of Led Lenser, not least because their customer service is superb.

    I had a LL head torch which developed a fault – the cable between the lamp and the battery frayed – so I dropped them an email expecting nowt as I’d no receipt and no memory of where or when I bought it beyond “it’s a few years old.” They said, sure, send it back and we’ll take a look. A few days later I received a brand spanking new one as a replacement, the next model up from the one I’d returned.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Who wants to look like a coal miner when you can look like Iron Man.

    Kalenji running torch fom Decathlon

    To be fair, that chest one is brilliant for running, gives a really good perspective on the road ahead.

    For the Op’s usage this one may be better. I use it a lot and like it.
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/onnight-210-trail-head-torch-id_8503712.html

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Thanks everyone. Alpkit Quark to the rescue for this next week’s expedition – we went through several Gamma battery boxes when they were first released, don’t know if the later versions have improved.

    Fwiw – rechargeable are great but not if you are on a 3 week trip away from sockets, hence we’ve always had a battery powered one as well

    footflaps
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    Not tried the Quark yet, so far I have a collection of Manta, Prism, Gamma, Viper and Blips!

    The only ones I don’t use are the Prisms, which I keep meaning to put on Ebay…

    https://www.alpkit.com/lighting

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