- What’s the current headtorch de jour – or de nuit?
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.
ThanksPosted 1 month agoFunkyDuncMember
For £25 this is a very good torch. In terms of performance it’s nearly there with a Petzl Nao which is over £100 morePosted 1 month agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
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.Posted 1 month agoCougarSubscriber
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.Posted 1 month agolungeSubscriber
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.Posted 1 month ago
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 wellPosted 1 month ago
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