Best dog walking torch recommendations

(16 Posts)
cyclingwife Wed 11-Dec-19 20:35:03

Hi, I'm wanting to buy a torch each for two teenage boys who are about to get a puppy after Christmas.
Any recommendations, they live in a rural area with no street lighting.
Or will just any cheap torch do?
Thanks

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dementedpixie Wed 11-Dec-19 21:35:03

What about head torches and that would leave a hand free

Whitney168 Wed 11-Dec-19 21:37:36

After years of experience of walking dogs in the dark LOL, I recommend this:

www.amazon.co.uk/Thinsulate-Rechargeable-Headlamp-Shining-Charges/dp/B081T1B5M1?psc=1?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&psc=1&source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&tag=mumsnetforu03-21

Honeyroar Wed 11-Dec-19 21:38:42

I’m rural, no streetlights nearby, with dogs and horses. Last Xmas someone bought me a beanie hat with a rechargeable light in it. It was life changing- so great to be able to use both hands and the light is so bright. Less bulky than a head torch too.

Whitney168 Wed 11-Dec-19 21:39:30

Snap, Honeyroar!

Honeyroar Wed 11-Dec-19 21:39:49

Haha, snap @whitney. Although cheaper on eBay.

Honeyroar Wed 11-Dec-19 21:40:28

Snap again!😀

I’ll stop now!

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StillMedusa Wed 11-Dec-19 21:48:03

I wear a beany with a rechargeable light in it...
brilliant..hands free and perfectly wearable when the light isn't on!

www.amazon.co.uk/Oumeiou-Lighted-Rechargeable-Headlamp-Multi-color/dp/B01MRXBPAF/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&crid=273PR1CJ50CAI&keywords=beany+with+light&sprefix=beany+with+%2Caps%2C169&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1576100815&sr=8-3

LochJessMonster Thu 12-Dec-19 14:11:24

I use this headtorch, USB rechargeable.

www.alpkit.com/products/qark

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Thu 12-Dec-19 14:45:18

Another one for USB Rechargeable head torches! You want both hands free, especially when it comes to picking up poo

RoombaSavedMySanity Thu 12-Dec-19 14:49:25

I also use a rechargeable head torch - makes a big difference (though those beanie hats look good too).

TildaKauskumholm Thu 12-Dec-19 14:56:03

Headtorches are great, but please tell them that when they meet another human being on their walk, it's REALLY annoying and blinding to have the fecking thing pointed at your face.

sillysmiles Thu 12-Dec-19 15:27:15

I use one of these.
www.amazon.co.uk/Lenser-LED7298-H7R-2-Rechargeable-Head/dp/B00FYVF62C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?psc=1&s=sports&crid=SU4JY9OUKK6V&keywords=led+lenser+head+torch&sprefix=led+len%2Csports%2C141&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFRQlQ5TTdRNUZRMFUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxMjgxODFCSllFUUc3VlBNOVgmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDg2MTQ1OTE4S0RUNU9UTVE5WDImd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1576164285&sr=1-1-spons

Very bright and lasts and rechargeable.

Definitely go for a headtorch that doesn't require batteries. We started off with cheap headtorches but got fed up quickly with constantly changing the batteries and the batteries running out while you are out walking.

cyclingwife Thu 12-Dec-19 19:49:25

Thank you so much everyone. I love the idea of a beanie with light, they will make perfect presents.

The boys said they would just use their mobiles but that didn't sound very practical to me. Why do teenagers always think their mobiles are the answer to everything grin

@TildaKauskumholm great tip about being blinded. I will certainly point that out.

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Aquamarine1029 Thu 12-Dec-19 19:54:54

I would also get them some safety lights so they are very visible to drivers. A lighted or reflective leash and collar for the dog is a good idea, too.

www.amazon.co.uk/s?ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_14&crid=3F7UTCFOT82LM&sprefix=Safety+lights+%2Caps%2C255&k=safety+lights+for+walking&tag=mumsnetforu03-21

cyclingwife Sat 14-Dec-19 11:41:45

Thanks @Aquamarine1029 that's a good idea. Will check out some high vis stuff for the boys and the dog!

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