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kaizen Fri 15-Nov-13 21:30:04

Petzl vote here too- great for running in dark lanes in the winter, and use it when my bike light has gone bust. Careful of blinding any oncoming cars though grin

cathpip Fri 15-Nov-13 21:19:30

Another vote for petzl, mine is about 3 years old and I go out regularly running or dog walking at night, not fallen down a hole yet. smile

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Nov-13 21:14:35

I am a long term head torch user, have been climbing mountains,running and cycling in the dark for decades.

I used Petzls for years, but bought a Alpkit one a couple of years ago because it is a lot cheaper and I had lost my head torch. It looks great, functioned great for about a year then packed up. I replaced it with a Silva an it's going strong a year later still. It was an ex display one so cheap oath, but I will probably stick to Petzls in future if I am paying full price.

CantStopEatingCheese Fri 15-Nov-13 17:30:26

Another vote for petzl here. Both me and DH have had ours for years and they still work fine. They have LED's so batteries last for years.

brainwashed Fri 15-Nov-13 16:23:17

I have an alpkit one that I love. Has a rear red light too and steady glow and flashing modes. I love running in the dark!

manyhands Sun 10-Nov-13 07:38:56

I use a silva one which is fine and much cheaper.

quoteunquote Wed 30-Oct-13 12:24:31

sorry don't know why the above link was dollars,

but all climbing shops will have a range, shop around, get the best one you can.

quoteunquote Wed 30-Oct-13 12:21:11


are by far the best head torch going I would only buy petzi, We as a family climb, hill walk, sail, surf, kayak, and all use them, very reliable, great service, well worth the money, personally I wouldn't risk a cheap head torch if it is for any night time activity.

INeedSomeHelp Wed 30-Oct-13 08:26:51

My boot camp instructor has suggested I buy a head torch for trail running in the dark evenings.
Can anyone suggest a decent one? I don't really know what to look for and there are loads on Amazon.
I don't want to spend loads of money but it needs to be reliable. Thanks

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