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Petzl builds gear and develops techniques for rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, aid climbing, canyoning, caving, and via ferrata. Petzl is also known the world over for its innovative and line of LED headlamps.

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Featured Review

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is best suited to a slightly different use. Which would be the bright choice for you? 

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the brands with a UK presence under one roof. While a lot of the gear on display looked good, as always there were a few pieces...

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a...

Petzl TIKKID Children's Headtorch

With its kid-friendly features, the TIKKID is ideal for younger users. Just don't expect to see far with it, says Dan Bailey

Latest News

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The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern ...

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest clothing and equipment over the next few weeks. But which were our favourites? 

OutDoor 2017 - Final Roundup

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with...

ISPO 17 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing...

OutDoor 2016 - What's New? Camping Gear Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video...

OutDoor 2016 - Our Top 10 Products

The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force...


Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented

What if a headlamp was both high-performance and lightweight? Comfortable and well-balanced? Versatile and inventive? Conceived after months of research, testing, brainstorming, and innovating, the IKO headlamp, little by little, began to see t...

Competition WINNER - Win A New Petzl IKO CORE

Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented Lightweight rechargeable headlamp with multi-beam and AIRFIT headband. 500 lumens

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.

Competition WINNERS - Win The Latest Petzl Headtorch - BINDI

Ultra-light, 200 lumens, rechargeable headlamp designed for everyday use.

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 New Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamp

Petzl headlamps have been in constant evolution for over 30 years. New technologies have...

Competition WINNER - Win A New Petzl REACTIK+ Headtorch

For more than 30 years Petzl has led the way in as an innovator in the research, design and manufacture of...

Competition WINNERS - Win a Petzl TIKKA XP

Petzl's recently updated TIKKA XP is a compact multi-beam headlamp for outdoor activities, with CONSTANT LIGHTING technology...

Winner Win a Petzl Nao Headtorch with Outside

Winner Win a Petzl Contact 9.8mm Rope

Winner Win The New Upgraded Petzl NAO

Latest Job Ads

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Petzl Aftersales Administrator (18-month contract)

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Petzl Aftersales Administrator to join the Petzl UK Agency based in Tebay, Cumbria (18-month contract - maternity cover).

Petzl Marketing Position

We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our marketing department. We're seeking the right individual to work within our small team rather than a particular skillset or experience level and as a result the position is equally suitable...

Sales and Accounts Administrator

We are seeking to appoint another full time Sales and Accounts Administrator to join the Petzl UK Agency. The role will be based at our office in...

Petzl Sales and Accounts Administrator

Sales and Accounts Administrator based in Tebay, Cumbria The Petzl UK Agency is the Lyon team dedicated to servicing...

Petzl Aftersales Administrator - Full Time

Lyon Equipment Limited is a leading supplier of high-quality equipment to the Outdoor, Work at Height and Rescue...

Petzl Technical Information & Returns Assistant

Lyon Equipment Limited (Lyon) is an employee owned company serving the Outdoor, Work at Height and Rescue...

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