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Adapt to any situation.
- Three lighting levels so you can fine tune your lighting needs from the ultra-bright to economy mode
- Two modes—continuous and flashing—for a strong light source or so you can signal help
- Three interchangeable colored lenses included for discreet night vision and more comfortable reading
- Two modes - flood (wide) for broad, diffused light and spot (narrow) for tight, bright light
- Normal spot shines up to 35 meters while boost shines up to 50 meters
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Best I've owned
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Over the years I must have gone through close to 10 different headlamps. Granted I've only had this one for about a year, its the most impressive to date. Long lasting power with standard AAAs. More light filters than you can shake a stick at. Three brightnesses plus a turbo beam and the flashing mode for parties (or rescue). Highly recommended.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this for my brother for his birthday. He works in construction and needed a lamp that he could attach to his hard hat easily but didn't want to use the head band that most headlamps come with. This headlamp was perfect, it comes with various options for mounting it to a helmet that work perfect.
Cool, but not great
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This headlamp works well, but isn't able to produce enough light to see far down the trail while coming off of a long hike. Not my favorite headlamp on the market, but it gets the job done.
Replacement battering housing cover
The back side...
Replaced battery housing cover..
Excellent headlamp with an achilles heel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a great headlamp. Super bright, battery life is great, and it is lightweight and relatively compact. I use it exclusively for military duty. The main feature that drew me to this lamp was the red filter instead of having red bulbs you have to skip to. I need a headlamp that goes directly to red lens without getting any white light. This does that. However, there is a little green blinking light that shows up like no other in night vision. This is a problem that can be fixed with a little duct tape. The achilles heel.... is the battery compartment enclosure. The little tabs on the ends are pretty weak. I broke one already. Petzl was great about it, they sent me a new one, but it was red! I just painted it olive drab green and we're back in business. For a headlamp that is geared towards military I would expect it to be a bit more robust. Still giving it 4 stars though.
PETZL Tikka Adapt
I am very pleased with this headlamp. Generally I use it on the lowest red lens setting for reading maps at night. The battery life is outstanding on this setting. I really like that the lenses are interchangable, and it's a physical slider that changes from lens to spotlight, as opposed to having separate LEDs. This makes it possible to turn it on and off either way without having to cycle through numerous settings. The white lens and boost modes are surprisingly bright. It's like having a car's headlight with you. Very happy with the construction- good at keeping water out, shock proof/resistant (haven't dropped it enough yet to say 'proof' haha) The power switch is easy to use with gloves, but not to the extent that it turns on and off when nudged. Price seems reasonable. I'm always a fan of lower prices, but I got it on sale so I'm not complaining too loudly!
EDIT: The belt clip is very sturdy and well built. It's actually kind of a pain to get it back off of webbing - which is a good thing!
Is the image for this product a newer or...
Is the image for this product a newer or older version of the headlamp? I've been looking on other sites and they use different images to display it.
It is the same but just a different display.
Sturdy lamp, but severely overpriced
I have used this lamp climbing, mountaineering in white-outs, rain storms, camping, running, biking, etc. for about 2 years.
*Top-of-head strap is excellent for mounting on helmets while climbing and rappelling where you simply cannot worry about the lamp sliding down around your neck at the wrong time.
*The blast feature is surprisingly useful when you're scouting out trails, checking for obstacles far ahead, etc. I would imagine that the blast is twice as bright as the bean on "High." I never really needed it longer than 20 seconds, so that limit was never an issue.
*The sliding lens to switch between flood and beam is extremely convenient since when hiking and climbing, you often want to switch between the two modes and you can do so instantly without needing to cycle through all of the modes to toggle the modes.
*The construction is sturdy, and the battery cover has a nice rubber gasket that makes me think it was super weather-resistant.
*Changing the colored filters between a white flood and a red night vision lens is a PAIN, meaning that the features are basically mutually exclusive: you either have a white flood or a red lens. Changing the lenses requires prying off the plastic lens retainer and swapping out the lenses by carefully positioning the new lens in its "track" and replacing the plastic retainer. I rarely ever did this because 1) it took several minutes, 2) the lenses are so small and the pieces are loose while swapping them out that I never really wanted to do it at night or in harsh conditions since I'd lose a piece, and 3) whenever I removed the retainer, I thought I would crack something since it's very tight. I say all this because these characteristics effectively mean that you either have a white flood or a night vision, but never both on the same expedition. And since I rarely used the night vision and always wanted the flood, I just kept the red lens in the little holder attached to the head strap. The other colors are a silly add-on.
*Price is too high: I backpacked with somebody for a week who was using the Energizer Trail 7-LED model you can buy for $15. The brightness of the two models is identical and both models have beam, flood, and night vision features. Thus, you're paying $50 for a head strap and the convenience of the sliding bean/spot toggle and the brand name. Surely the design is sturdier and it has electronics inside, but those features are not worth the price. I'm going with the PT Remix for $30 on sale.
*For the last few months up until my lamp was stolen, I noticed that the light would dim sporadically during use. One could squeeze the casing just right and it would return to its normal brightness or a few more minutes, but this was disconcerting since I was using it as my primary light on high-stakes climbing expeditions. For a premium light from a premium company, I didn't expect any malfunctions like this.
best i've used
I have a BD spot and some other Princeton Tec lights but they are dim and boring when compared to this. I haven't used the belt-clip b/c that is lame or the helmet clip b/c i'm scared to trust a $60 lamp to some sticky tape. but this flashlight is great. With fresh batteries the boost mode is unbelievably bright and in medium or low setting the batteries last forever
Impressed so far. I've only used this headlamp a few times climbing and twice at work but I have no complaints. The headband is secure and comfortable. The options for colored lenses is sweet too, the red screen is very forgiving for low light applications. I have yet to put this headlamp through extreme conditions but I suspect it'll hold up.
All in all, purchasing this headlamp might've been overkill considering I don't do any mountaineering or extensive caving so if that's what you're into I trust this product will serve you well.
Stay on the move
Does Petzl have an adapter for their...
Does Petzl have an adapter for their original tikka xp or do they offer spare battery cases for it? I absolutely love my old Tikka xp, but the clips to the battery case snapped.
I'd try email Petzl and/or their US distributor about spare part. Here is a link for the Petzl site has what to do if you are interested in obtaining spare parts and who to contact. I've got a Tikka XP myself that I love so I know why you'd want to fix it. I hope they can help you.
i'm looking for a replacement battery...
i'm looking for a replacement battery cover. any resources out there?
Petzl doesn't have the battery compartment cover as an item for sale on their spare parts list. Use the contact page on their website and they might just hook you up! I've had good luck with that in the past.
HeadLamp on Steriods
I have been using a mini maglight for a couple of years as my source of light on camping trips. Holding a maglight with your teeth is not the best thing.
There is so many features and the quality of manufacturing is awesome. I really love the red lens filter for night time around the camp fire...you dont blind peeps; and trust me this thing is birght.
I just some rechargable nickel lithium batteries for extended life.
Fantastic Little Light
This thing is sealed, flexible and practically bomproof. Had to get this one before they stop making them. First high power headlamp that does not make me sick. 5mm led lights have a tint that our brain does not process well if used for long periods. The white color and flood capability of this light will cover all slow to medium speed activities. Hiking at night using the belt clip attached to your waist is perfect for me. Adapt kit is a must have though not quite as comfortable on the head when compared to the non adapt standard light. But hey- I only wear it on my head for very short periods because I prefer shadow contrast which you can't easily get without the adapt kit. BTW- If you can solder, upgrade to a Seoul emitter for $5.00 and double the output! It is the same emitter used in the new XP2....Enjoy!