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The TacTikka Plus gives you night vision.

The Petzl TacTikka Plus is a tactical version of the popular Tikka Plus Headlamp. It has all of the great features including 4 LEDs instead of 3, a push on/off button instead of a slider switch, a tiltable housing, and 3 brightness settings with strobe function. These features have been combined with a red lens that easily flips down over the LED's for night vision. It is also water-resistant for all-weather use. The 150-hour burn time and durability of the LED makes the TacTikka Plus reliable. It doesn't throw out huge candlepower (33ft or 10m), making it ideal for activities requiring close-up lighting like trail hiking, setting up camp, and reading. The TacTikka Plus runs on 3 AAA batteries (included), and at 2.5 ounces, weighs next to nothing in your pack.

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4 5

Simple, Reliable, Light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was the first headlamp I invested in and I was pleasantly surprised with the reliability of this monster. I took it with me to Afghanistan and on the trails of Northern California. It performs in all conditions and is super conservative on batteries which is nice when weight is key. The lack of indicator to battery life is a drawback but a mere speedbump on the highway that is lightweight headlamps. The LEDs with dual lighting capability ensures that you can save the batteries when you need.

The adjustable headband fits over helmets and heads alike, however the lack of rubber on the interior is a minor issue when it comes to keeping the band secure. Also, the red lens flip up filter is prone to scratching and leaks white light out the top. While not a deal breaker, I upgraded for military use but continue to use it as a backup and on my runs.

Overall, this beast has never left me in the dark.

5 5

Great Headlamp

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super simple headlamp that works great. The red lens doesn't serve much purpose for me but at the same time doesn't take away from the headlamp.

5 5

Great Headlamp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is extremely easy to use, light, compact and gets the job done. The red light is great for reading or on buggy nights when the regular light will attract them into your face and surroundings. I was considering getting a more expensive headlamp, but I don't need the brightest most powerful light, I simply need something functional and reliable, and this is it.

4 5

Great headlamp for a good price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an awesome little lightweight headlamp for a decent price. I've used it for camping and night running. It is bright and gets the job done. It's been dropped and stomped a few times and still holding strong.

5 5

Easy Headlamp

The TacTikka Plus works for me, not to large, the headband is comfortable, not to many fancy features, like operation to be simple. Not to blocky uses three triple a batts. Will carry it in in my pack or use it doing auto repairs. An awsome product for a modest price..

3 5

Frustrating red flip lense

Positives: I needed a really bright head torch. The main setting was just that and I was even able to run in total darkness and know where I was going, as well as it staying still on my head. The 2nd lowest setting with the red was good in a tent the 3rd setting or strobe was useless and needn't be included. Negatives: I really liked the option to flip down to the red light yet it was still blinding to others. The major design flaw is the red flip down lens. It was extremely hard to find the top to be able to flip it up or down even with bare fingers- forget about it with cold fingers or with gloves on! this was really disappointing and VERY VERY frustrating.

4 5

Nice light for the price

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's an all-around useful little guy. It's light, sturdy, and trustworthy. I use it for early morning, pre-dawn trail runs. It's all that I need, but is often overpowered by the lights of my friends. I've dropped it several times, and it does pop apart, but it's easy to click back together.

3 5

Disappointed in color

I have many Fenix LED flashlights, so I'm used to their bright white color. When I turned this headlamp on...the room turned PURPLE! Horrible color LED, I'm not even sure I can use this. I'll try it outside in the dark and maybe update my review, but I doubt it. Still giving 3 stars for the comfortable fit and amount of light output.

5 5

Great headlamp

I am a first time buyer of headlamp and bought this based on reviews I saw on backcountry.com...really like it and it works perfectly. Easy to use, good quality & brings enough light for me when running at night.

3 5

disappointing

Button for light on and off very difficult to use. i asked a very strong man to do this and even he had trouble. In addition the red screen for night vision has a 'lip' to find it when on head, however this 'lip' is flush with the rest of lamp and can hardly be found even when lamp is in hands. Easier to flip up than down but not really functional enough. For what the blurb explains about strength of light I was mislead. There are far too few led lights to do a good job. On the positive side, it is very comfortable, so on stormy nights when the power is out I can use this headlight for reading...indoors. Maybe someone else does not have my issues. But everyone who tried this one I bought, said the same about on/off button and no easy access to night vision shade especially flipping it down.
I have several other headlamps and this did not compare to equivalent price - which is too high in any case for what I got.

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I totally agree. I just bought one and can't get the on off button to work without trouble. In the dark, forget it. I am going to return it.

5 5

Small package - great performance

This thing is really lightweight, simple to use, comfortable, and compact. What more can you ask for? Although this thing is incredibly lightweight the amount of light it puts out is wonderful. No lantern necessary.

4 5

night vision

Got this as a last minute replacement for a broken lamp, and it definitely gets the job done; multiple brightness settings with a flasher and a red filter. Super adjustable strap so it'll work with even with a brain bucket

5 5

Petzl Tactikka Plus Headlamp

Nothing bad to say about this. This headlamp is simple, small and provides a nice amount of light for whatever you you may need it for. Definitely recommend it!

5 5

Perfect!

You really can't go wrong with this headlamp. Great battery life, extremely durable and light...what more could you ask for?

2 5

Basic Head Lamp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Over many years, I have owned several Petzl, Princeton Tec and Black Diamond lamps. I have had the Tactikka plus since 2009. It is basic; but, has everything you need for most general activities. Compact and takes up little space in a pack. Multiple settings for light output plus a strobe and red lens. Good battery life. Basic lamp.

Cons: I wish it were brighter. At 35 lumens, my wife's BD Moxie headlamp is brighter (55 lumens) and significantly cheaper. It has all the same features with the only down side being slightly heavier. (3.2 oz vs. 2.75 with batteries). This is a good basic lamp; but, for the money, I think my next lamp will be something from Black Diamond.

03/31/14 - update:
The Tactikka Plus was once a perfect product in my mind with a higher rating; but, this headlamp is now overpriced and inferior to other products. I have since purchased the Black Diamond Spot. Spot is brighter, longer battery life, more features, better all around without a doubt and cheaper.

Absolutely no reason to buy this headlamp with other better options.

Black diamond has been particularly strong in their headlamp department lately. For all around do everything lighting, Black Diamond is making the right lamps in my opinion.

Basic Head Lamp
Awesomeness

Awesomeness

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Perfect fit, great size.

4 5

EASY OPERATION

Has enough light for trail walking and dims down easily to save on battery power. The red lens cover flips up and down easily too to help with the night vision, you don't have to continually push a button trying to find the red night vision light. Weighs very little.... The Red Lens Cover(flipping up and down)takes alittle getting use to..

Very solid headlamp for all activities.

Very solid headlamp for all activities.

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Had this for years...about 5 to be exact, absolutely love it!! IF it ever quits on me, Ill be getting another one just like it!

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Under Jerusalem

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Doing a bit of exploring beneath Jerusalem, Israel in the Hezekiah Tunnel.

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