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Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

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    Getting active with the Actik.

    You never know when your day hike will extend past sunset, so be sure to keep Petzl's Actic Core Headlamp in you backpack. The Actic will light up snowy trails in front of you during dawn patrols, and it'll be there at night when you're heading back home after a dusk hike. The mixed beam uses flat and concentrated lighting to give you clarity when you're running. Petzl's rechargeable battery makes sure you don't have to purchase AAA batteries every season.

    • Rechargeable, compact, multi-beam headlamp made versatile
    • Petzl's Core battery recharges via included USB cable
    • Wide or mixed beams can be adjusted for maximum visibility
    • Item #PTZ006I

    Tech Specs

    Power Source
    AAA compatbility
    Batteries Included
    yes, Core
    large, mixed, red, red strobe
    Burn Time
    elastic, adjustable
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, running, hiking, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    [lamp] 5 years, [battery] 1 year or 300 charging cycles

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    This is the one you need

      This is definitely one of the brightest headlamps I have used. I had to climb up a sport climb at night to get my draws back the headlamp fits perfectly onto any climbing helmet and there was no issues spotting my foot holds.

      Bright AF and versatile!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought this to have a higher upper limit on brightness when climbing at night, and this fits the bill perfectly! At full blast this thing makes night climbing no problem. I also use it to have better route finding at night, be it on the cliff, trail, approach, etc.

      really really really bright

        I've been using this when I go fly fishing at dusk and it has been a huge upgrade over my previous headlamp. Wading through big rocks is pretty tricky, and if you can't see it becomes not fun quickly. I would always just grab the whatever headlamp that was the cheapest I could find but decided to spend a couple extra bucks on this one and I'm really glad I did. Rechargeable battery is also great. I charged it when I first got it and haven't had to charge it after 6 sessions on the river.

        Great for backpacking

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I used this thing backpacking a few times. It's light, comfortable, and stable on your head. Easy to adjust the fit. 350 lumens is plenty for setting up camp and cooking in the dark.

        May be one of the brightest headlamps...

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        This is an awesome headlamp! Super bright (which i really like for all activities), not that heavy and is a plus that its rechargeable. Used it for car camping and was the one headlamp that didn't die and i swear you could see for miles...its super bright..

        Easy to charge and bright as can be

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have gone through far too many other headlamps before finally finding this miracle. I enjoy the different brightness options. Its brightest setting can turn anything into daytime but does burn through battery at a considerable rate. If you run this at its lowest setting it will run for days before it needs a recharge. The battery is long lasting and charges quickly. I charge it in my car on long camping trips using my car adapter.

        Reliable and bright lamp!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is a really dependable headlamp. I love the option to recharge, and it kept a charge for the 3 days I used it, and still could go on after that! Pretty good brightness for 350 lumens, but maybe a little less then I was expecting. I don't like the headband, it does not stay fixed, and bounces a lot more than I'm used to with other lamps. If it wasn't rechargeable, it would be subpar, but that definitely sets it apart!


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've told people time and again that a good headlamp is one of the most valuable hiking items in which to invest, especially in the winter months when it's dark for half the day. This light is great: lightweight, rechargeable, extremely bright at its highest setting, and nice and dim at its lowest. The red light is also ideal for keep night vision intact - and not blinding everyone around you. It's worth the money!

        Great Headlamp!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Awesome headlamp, used it for a couple of morning hikes and am really surprised at how bright it is! The rechargeable aspect of it is awesome and allows your headlamp to always be dependable! Great buy!

        Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        If your looking for a good headlamp at a decent price, look no further. I absolutely love this little headlamp! I used it almost every weekend camping this last summer. It wasn't until I spent an entire week and Moab that the batteries finally died. The red light not only functions as a great way to see in the dark without blinding the people around you, but it also saves the battery life on your headlamp.

        Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

        There are better options.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        First I will start with the pro's: the button and all the setting are super easy to use. the brightness goes from a pretty dim setting, a middle setting (most applications), to a fairly bright setting. its a very user friendly headlamp.

        Cons: the headlamp has to be secured fairly tight to prevent it from bouncing around. when you do have the band secure, if you are trail running, the angle adjustment can inadvertently tilt on you.

        I would have given it 4 stars, but because of the price, you can find something better.

        Petzl Does it Again

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This light works extremely well. The core recharger runs the light for a very long time on all modes. The only flaw is that you have to open the headlamp to connect the charger. This does, however, allow you to charge and run you headlamps separately.

        Bright Light

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This headlamp has everything I want. It's bright, lightweight, it's orange (my favorite color), and has a red light. I look for all of those things in a headlamp and this one had all of them! It's definitely been my go-to since getting it. I also love the rechargeable and battery aspect of it. I prefer to just recharge it so I don't waste tons of batteries, but if I need it and I forgot to charge it, I can just pop some batteries in and I'm good to go!

        Great for night hikes

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I love my Petzl Tikka headlamp so I was excited to give the Actik Core a try. I decided to take the Actik over my Tikka because I was going on a sunrise hike starting in the dark and the extra lumens was totally noticeable and I was so glad I brought the Actik along. Unfortunately I did not have time to fully charge the battery so the brightest setting ran out just 30 minutes before the summit and I had to finish the hike on the lower setting, but luckily I was still able to navigate. So be sure to be fully charged!

        Great for night hikes

        Core is a plus

          Glad I made the switch to using the Actik considering the batteries used are both economically and environmentally more friendly. Gonna get a spare battery and be set up for years to come. I've noticed it doesn't turn on unexpectedly compared to other lights ive used.

          Love Petzl Headlamps

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          So far, so good. I've used this lamp on a through hike in the back country and it worked well. Simple, didn't accidentally turn on, held the charge. The head strap is comfortable and the light is bright. Red light works well for hanging out at camp. I appreciate the rechargeable battery and charging cord that comes with it!
          This is my second Petzl headlamp. The first one lasted me more than eight years, included two in the west African desert, and would've kept going had I not forgotten it somewhere. Thanks for making solid headlamps Petzl.

          Excelente headlamp!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          No mas baterias! Uso la linterna constantemente, practicamente todas las semanas en Torres del Paine (Patagonia) y la verdad que no decepciona... Tengo dos baterias para los días mas cortos pero usualmente durante el verano solo necesito una ya que siempre hay luz y la verdad uso la linterna solo antes de dormir para buscar cosas dentro de la carpa o mochila.

          En el sendero se comporta brutal, tiene mucha potencia y solamente una vez me quede sin batería pero un par de minutos conectada al power bank y boom, ya tienes un par de horas extras de luz....4 estrellas y no 5 ya que me imagino que un futuro las baterias serán mucho mas duraderas pero en general es una linterna increíble.

          Great headlamp

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Bought it for the significant other and she loves it! Nice and tight fit, won't fall on your face if you have to start working hard. Recharging is fast and great so you don't have to be buying batteries for it. It is super bright if you want it and you can dial it down if you are hanging around the fire or in your tent!

          Great headlamp!