The Petzl Headlamp: Illuminating People’s Adventures


The Petzl headlamp is indeed a very useful bit of kit. Having your hands free and a torch mounted on your head is certainly a superior way to go, especially when burdened down with backpacks and god-knows what else.

In my view the Petzl headlamp is the market leader, with outstanding build quality and performance. For a long time I used the basic Petzl Zoom. This model was ideal for hiking and outdoors activities but was a bit on the bulky side for lightweight travel.

Petzl produce a range of headlamps ideal for travel; compact, lightweight yet pack a lot of illuminating punch. Well thought through design, utilising the latest in LED technology and exceptional battery performance make for dependable travel companions.

The Tikka and Zipka range fit the bill for robust yet compact headlamps, ideally suited for adventuring.


TIKKA

Petzl Tikka PlusWith four LED’s and three lighting modes, at its most efficient can produce up to 120 hours of lighting time; ensuring you’ll always find your hotel in the back streets of McLeod Ganj.

  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • 120 hours of lighting in economy mode
  • Maximum of 40 lumens output
  • Effective up to 29 meters at full power
  • Uses three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 88 g including batteries


TIKKA Plus

Petzl Tikka PlusFeaturing one, white high-output LED and one red LED, the Tikka Plus packs punch. Producing 50 lumens at maximum output, allowing for effective lighting up to 35m, this Petzl headlamp is incredibly powerful and compact.

  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • Two red lighting modes; continuous and flashing
  • Maximum of 50 lumens output
  • Effective up to 35 meters at full power
  • 120 hours of lighting in economy mode
  • Uses three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries
  • Compatible with lithium batteries
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 83 g including batteries


TIKKA Core

Petzl Tikka CoreThe Tikka Core is equipped with four LED’s and three lighting modes. Teamed up with Petzl’s rechargeable Core battery system, it’s a highly efficient and effective headlamp ideally suited to travel.

  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • Petzl Core Lithium Ion Polymer rechargeable battery
  • Petzl software to adjust and program lighting levels and battery efficiency to suit your activities
  • Three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries can be used instead of rechargeable battery
  • Compatible with all standard USB chargers
  • Lithium Ion Polymer battery technology gives great performance in low temperatures
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 76 g including CORE rechargeable battery


TIKKA XP

Petzl Tikka PlusPetzl’s Tikka XP is their most powerful compact headlamp. With the ability produce 60 lumens and gives effective lighting up to 60m at maximum output, it really is a powerful little light.

  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • Two red lighting modes; continuous and flashing
  • One high-output white LED producing 60 lumens at maximum level
  • Effective up to 60 meters at full power
  • Low battery indicator
  • Uses three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries
  • Compatible with lithium batteries
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 88 g including batteries


Zipka

Petzl Tikka CoreThe ingeniously designed Zipka Petzl headlamp features a retractable cord system, allowing you to wear it on your head or attach it to equipment. When not in use the cord retracts keeping the headlamp extremely compact.

  • Retractable and adjustable cord
  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • 120 hours of lighting in economy mode
  • Four LED’s producing a maximum of 40 lumens output
  • Effective up to 29 meters at full power
  • Uses three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries
  • Compatible with lithium batteries
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 69 g including batteries


Zipka Plus

Petzl Tikka CoreAgain featuring Petzl’s retractable cord system, the Zipka Plus gives effective lighting up to 60m and produces 50 lumens at maximum output. Brilliantly compact, it will help keep your backpack weight down.

  • Retractable and adjustable cord
  • Three lighting modes; maximum, economic and flashing
  • Two red lighting modes; continuous and flashing
  • One high-output white LED producing 50 lumens at maximum level)
  • Effective up to 35 meters at full power
  • 140 hours of lighting in economy mode
  • Uses three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries
  • Compatible with lithium batteries
  • All-weather water resistant body
  • Weighs 71 g including batteries


So there’s a list of travel worthy headlamps. Reliable and robust with great performance, the Petzl headlamp is a piece of kit you can rely on.


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