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Group Test Compact Headtorches

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


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens arms race, but this robust and weatherproof model would make a solid main light for winter climbing and hillwalking, and its...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

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,...

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches

John McKenna tests two higher end models from Alpkit's extensive torch range. Which did he prefer for all-round mountain use,...

Exposure Headtorches

Made in the UK, these units are small, rugged and very powerful. But is this the perfect mountain torch? Dan Bailey has reservations

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

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Silva Trail Runner Free Head Torch

Trail Runner Free is a comfortable and lightweight headlamp for everyone who loves running. Its features and light beam are optimized for a runner's needs. The basic version of the Trail Runner Free series comes with 3 x AAA batteries and the H...

Silva Trail Speed 5X Head Torch

Trail Speed 5X is the ultimate headlamp from Silva, compact and powerful, combined with a slim and rechargeable 3.5 Ah battery, perfect for extensive training sessions and adventures. This model comes with four accessories for additional comfort and for...

Mpowerd: New Luci Colour String

Solar, colourful and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun, and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space.

Luci MPOWERD - Thank You!

Traditionally these "Product News" articles are used to promote the latest, greatest new products, however on this occasion we...

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...

Exposure Lights launch new HT1000 & HT500 Head Torches

Exposure Lights will be a new name to many, but the introduction of their HT1000 and HT500 Head...

All new range of head torches from Alpkit

See our new range of 6 headtorches available now so you can make the most of shorter winter days.


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