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Old 23-02-11   #1 (permalink)
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You have to buy one!

Just had to post this up. Often when you're working late, it's getting dark yet there are still tools to be picked up, the chipper to be clamped etc you need a headtorch. You can get them off ebay and these will do the job. But I looked on the net and came across these.

Gamma LED headtorch - Camping Outdoor Gear Shop - Alpkit

They are 12-50 including vat and batteries and postage.

They are super bright, excellent quality and have a range of settings.

On the front you can have normal white spotlight or white, green or red LED all with the option of flashing. On the back there's even a red bar light that you can set to flash (you change the options on the front by pressing and holding the on/off button).

Don't even think about it just buy one - I have not come across a product like this for a long time where for the price you just simply must get one.

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I've had loads of head torches over the years and all have failed rapidly under professional demands. At that price it's worth a punt though
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Re: You have to buy one!

I got one of the Petzl Tikkina head tourches bought for me as a 'one of those' presents, and though wow I am never going to use that! Its great, Battery life on it is good, its comfortable and very easy to apply or take of literally 5 seconds. Only has two settings, Bright and then a slightly darker setting but I dont see this as a problem as I dont have to faff through all the different settings to get to the one i want or to turn off!

Petzl, Great product!!
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i turn on the torch on my phone and clamp it firmly in my mouth
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i turn on the torch on my phone and clamp it firmly in my mouth
Thats fine if you only have a few small things to do but can get uncomfortable if your having to do it for an extended period, pehaps i'm lazy
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Re: You have to buy one!

I've got one of those Alpkit ones and it's great. I'd had it about a year when one of the lugs on the battery compartment snapped off. Phoned Alpkit and they sent me a nee one foc. Only problem is the elastic has gone a bit baggy and isn't adjustable. Highly recommended though.
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lenser H7, nothing compares to it!
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i turn on the torch on my phone and clamp it firmly in my mouth
same here haha hard work when ya outa breath though
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I've had an alpkit one for around 6 months and it's been great so far, just a bit thirsty on batteries if you use the full beam a lot.
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