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Cute, simple, good light and to the point. Buy it.
Just what I was looking for.
Being my first headlamp, I've been doing my research and wanted two units to compare against so I purchased this and the BD Spot.
After extensive wearing and analyzing the facts (both amazing units), the Tikka2+ is the winner for me. Amazing quality and construction, good balance between brightness and battery, more comfortable, little lighter and fits my rechargeables perfectly.
Not much more to say that hasn't already been touched upon. The spot is certainly brighter so depending on your application it might be the better choice, but the 2+ seems to be a great jack-of-all-trades.
Awesome, bright, reliable, doest the job.
Great general purpose lamp
I use mine primarily for running (road) and can't complain. Bright enough for most tasks that are fairly close at hand. Light enough to run with - doesn't bounce around at all. Adjustable angle makes it easy to point where you need it.
Its bright, comfortable, and light. It has two brightnesses, a red light, and two flashing modes (normal and red). No complaints here. Great product.
First headlamp I ever bought, love it
I bought this headlamp because I have been training for a marathon, and I'm starting to run later and later and needed something to improve my visibility. I have been on several runs with this now, and I love it. It's easy to change the settings, it's comfortable, and it stays in place well. No bouncing, no sliding out of place. I got caught in a major downpour the other night, and it shrugged it off no problem. Battery life seems great. This has become invaluable to my training regimen and I highly recommend it.
A good performing headlamp
It's low profile, easy to use and the button is always there when you reach for it. Sure, it might not be the brightest one out there, but this one just works and is so comfortable that I always go for it first over my nicer more high powered ones. It's great for around camp and to keep in the day bag for canyon trips. The red light came in handy for late night looks at the map to retain night vision.
I was looking for a general camping headlamp. This fits the bill perfectly. It's bright when I want it to be and less bright (or even red) when I don't need as much light.
My only complaint? The headband design is a little 1980s.
Good, But Maybe Not the Best
While it is a good lamp, there might be better alternatives such as the Black Diamond Byte, or even an Energizer lamp. In fact, Outside Magazine's "Gear of the Year" did not even mention Petzl in their headlamp lineup at all.
Still, the two times I have used this it has served me well. I have used it for both camping in the Rockies and early morning fishing in Tennessee. The four different light modes are nice, but in pitch dark I generally keep it on the brightest setting. For night fishing, I used the red "night" light to be able to see and not scare the fish away. This worked well--I caught several fish, and it was much easier on my eyes.
The light housing seemed to resist water well while tromping through the rain from my tent to the latrine in Colorado. However, cold air killed my batteries fast. This isn't so much a fault of the lamp as it was my batteries. My biggest gripe is the "low battery indicator", that essentially warned me the batteries were low right before they stopped working altogether. Not very useful.
The Tikka Plus 2 is a good lamp and serves its purpose well. But, there might be better, cheaper alternatives on the market that outshine this popular item.
Petzl's Core Battery
A short explanation about Petzl's new rechargable, programmable battery.
This little guy has been very helpful when our hikes go a little longer then expected. I haven't used the red light yet but the floods work really well. It truly lights up the night and has prevented some potentially hurt ankles. The double bright setting gives out plenty of useable light and broadcasts a wide fan. I'm glad I have this little wonder in my pack. Plus the case protects the lamp well. Overall th lamp gives out a lot of light and isn't very heavy. The battery life is good as well. Good lamp.
Great little head lamp.
I would recommend the light to anyone who is looking to purchase a mid-range reliable headlamp. No issues a with the product; it's lightweight, extremely bright for not having a seperate battery pack, and durable.
I use this light all the time, night hikes, campfires, backpacking, and climbing. Light, cheap, and bright. Also love the red LED night vision light, which was the deciding factor for me when purchasing.
The Provo Bros - Lone Peak - Utah - May 25th 2011
1:30 am departure, Tikka plus 2 making it all happen!
This has been my favorite headlamp so far. It has everything you have come to expect from a petzl lamp, durable, lightweight, and easy to use. By far my favorite feature is the red LED for preserving your vision during the night. I use this feature more specifically while doing astrophotography, so I can see without ruining the image with light pollution. Headlamps have saved my ass enough times now that I'll never be without one!
Can't live without
Got this right before my deployment to Afghanistan and it was one of the best things I brought with me. Never left the COP with out. Doesn't eat batteries and stays bright all the way till the end. The really nice part was there was a place to write my name so no one mixed up and grabbed mine.
who could ask for more?
This weighs so little and gives so much. it has variable light intensity and will even give you red when you don't want to blind yourself or campmates.
I highly suggest this thing. I cannot speak for the battery life, as I have not had to change them yet, but I am not a winter camper so I only use it late at night in the summer
Brilliant for camp
Brilliant light for camp or summer ventures, but during the Icelandic Winter it seems I am always changing battery´s! But whos to complain, super comfortable, super light and almost super bright.
I almost never leave home without mine. I actually wrap it around the headrest of my Forester's driver seat. That way I always have a light handy.
If you don't have one, your crazy.
In dark situations, I sometimes reach up to my forehead to turn on a headlamp that isn't there. This headlamp has saved many a nighttime shenanigan with its super bright light, and that nifty red color that helps your night vision. I've had at least 6 in the past four years, and I always manage to loose them. But not this one! Lasted already a year. Nice...