Headlamps are much better than regular flashlights in all situations when you need to have both your hands free. Although they may look the same, not all headlamps are similar, some of them being almost useless due to a lack of basic functionality features. This article is going to take a look at one of the best headlamp models available on the market today.
The Petzl TacTikka Plus 4-LED headlamp is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities such as night time fishing, turtle watching, hiking, climbing or camping. It features three levels of lighting and pull-down red filter, so that you can choose the optimal amount of light each time. While you may think one ultra-bright setting would suffice, considering that sometimes you don’t really need that much light, it’s best to have the option of dimming it a little, thus saving on the battery life. When camping or trekking, especially, you may not want to burden your bags with a lot of batteries for your headlamp, as you may have enough of other heavy stuff already.
The headband is adjustable and the lighting angle is just perfect, so that you never have to think about pointing it in any direction. All you need to do is look at the spot you need some light on and you’re done. If you feel like you need to point your head in a funny direction to get the light where you need it, you can adjust the angle until you feel comfortable. This is a feature not many headlamps have, so this Petzl model has a good competitive edge on other brands.
The TakTikka Plus headlamp is lightweight, so it can be used by runners to spot any potholes or obstacles on the road during their training sessions. It is important not to have a lot of additional weight on you when you run, so that you can perform at your best. Another nice feature is the material the elastic headband is made from. Soft and pleasant to the touch, it can be worn for a very long time without feeling any discomfort. Moreover, it resists very well in time, so it doesn’t stretch out, even after several years of use.
The Petzl TacTikka Plus has a compact design and it is made from a tough plastic, thus being resistant to accidental drops or hits. This compact design allows for the headlamp to be worn under a hat, should you need to protect it from the rain. The headlamp works with 3 standard AAA batteries, which is perfect, because you can find them pretty much in every shop. If you want, you can even buy rechargeable ones at a not very high price. Replacing the batteries is not a very tedious job, although the battery compartment may be a little bit tricky to open. However, once you got it right, you won’t have an problem in opening it from the first attempt.
Briefly, the TacTikka from Petzl is one of the best headlamps you can buy in its class.