Headtorches

We stock head torches from two manufacturers, both major producers of climbing equipment. Petzl invented the modern head torch and have been making brilliant and reliable head torches for years: few companies come anywhere close to them for quality. One of the very few manufacturers that can "hold a candle" to Petzl is Black Diamond who have produced some very innovative head torches in recent years.

Manufacturers now give the number of Lumens that each torch emits (this figure is always for the best option possible). Although we reproduce these figures, more useful would be the number of lumens/square metre, though even this figure would only be relevant when the batteries were new. Far more practical is the chart showing decline in beam length over time that accompanies each torch.

It is important to be aware of this when attempting to compare torches from different manufacturers, and also that the performance figures quoted from most manufacturers, including Petzl and Black Diamond, are not that realistic as they are obtained at 20°C – hardly the temperature at which one normally uses a head torch!

For those who are interested in head torch comparisons, the Polish website, www.light-test.info tests pretty much all the torches out there and has some very good comparative tests between the main types as well as well as ingenious modification tips.

Petzl Swift RL Orange
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Petzl Swift RL
£85.95
£95.50
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5 In Stock
Petzl Nao+ Bluetooth
Petzl Nao+ Bluetooth
£144.00
£160.00
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2 In Stock
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
£81.00
£90.00
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2 In Stock
Petzl Actik Core Red
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Petzl Actik Core
£54.99
2 In Stock
Black Diamond Spot325 Octane
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Black Diamond Spot325
£39.99
3 In Stock
Black Diamond ReVolt Denim
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Black Diamond ReVolt
£59.99
1 In Stock
Petzl Reactik Plus Coral
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Petzl Reactik Plus
£86.50
£96.00
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2 In Stock
Black Diamond Cosmo225 Citrus
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Black Diamond Cosmo225
£29.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Reactik Blue
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Petzl Reactik
£71.99
£79.99
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1 In Stock
Black Diamond Sprinter Ultra Blue
Black Diamond Sprinter Ultra Blue
£69.99
3 In Stock
Petzl Bindi Emerald
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Petzl Bindi
£53.00
3 In Stock
Black Diamond Astro175 Octane
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Black Diamond Astro175
£22.00
2 In Stock
Black Diamond Iota Headtorch Octane
Black Diamond Iota Headtorch Octane
£39.99
Out of Stock
Petzl E Plus Lite
Petzl E Plus Lite
£25.99
2 In Stock
Petzl Pixa 1
Petzl Pixa 1
£33.60
1 In Stock
Petzl Pixa 2
Petzl Pixa 2
£45.60
1 In Stock
Petzl Pixa 3
Petzl Pixa 3
£62.40
1 In Stock

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