Strike a light Hit the dark trails and tracks without hitting the floor with the pick of the season’s beams for your bonce.
1. Petzl NAO reactive lighting headtorch
First impressions are that this is something you’d use to muzzle a pitbull, but fasten it to you napper and you’ll soon appreciate the comfortable fit this design affords. There is an optional top strap for extra security but the real clever stuff is in the three-eyed monster. The top light is actually a light sensor, while the bottom left is a spot beam and its mate on the right a floodlight. The sensor measures and analyzes reflected light in order to quickly adjust the headlamp's beam pattern. Clever stuff.
How much? £135.00
2. Silva Runner
New to Silva’s range, this lightweight, compact headlamp has two high-power LEDs providing Silva Intelligent Light, which translates as light where you need it. Four light modes include a wide-beam and safety-minded strobe (which could go down well at a rave as well). An aluminum lamp unit allows for optimal cooling. The large on/off button is easy to operate even when wearing gloves or if you’ve fingers like Cumberland sausages. The extra wide ‘anti-slip’ headband is a welcome idea.
How much? £159.99
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3. Ultimate Performance
If price is your first concern this is the one for you. It’s got a high intensity LED that provides up 100,000 hours burn time, the lamp weighs only 25g makes it ideal for running and it can adjust through 90 degrees to focus on the path ahead. Also comes with two 3v Lithium batteries.
How much? £10.99
4. Silverpoint Pro Guide XL 120
With a higher output than its forerunner, the Guide XL60, this supplies a much larger output of 120 Lumens, which increases both the general vision and distance of the torch. It will also give you far better peripheral vision compared to a standard head torch which means you’ll be able to see round the corner. It doesn’t mean that, but it might stop you crashing into that overhanging tree branch on the right. What branch? Exactly.
How much? £22.00