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Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna

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, the gnarly Prism or the powerful and versatile Qark?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Exposure lights thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

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

A wild night out in Storm Callum  © Dan Bailey
A wild night out in Storm Callum  © Dan Bailey

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

The BINDI can be tilted up or down for directional lighting  © Dan Bailey
The BINDI can be tilted up or down for directional lighting  © Dan Bailey

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

This mini torch packs a punch that belies its tiny weight, says Dan Bailey, while the decent burn time means it's not just for emergencies

Luci lights montage  © Dan Bailey
Luci lights montage  © Dan Bailey

Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Lights

Solar powered torches used to be a joke, but thanks to advances in technology Dan Bailey has now seen the light. These...

The Iota in use descending off a climb on the Shelterstone  © Martin McKenna
The Iota in use descending off a climb on the Shelterstone  © Martin McKenna

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch

Weighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it also...

Petzl ACTIK montage  © Dan Bailey
Petzl ACTIK montage  © Dan Bailey

Petzl ACTIK Headtorch

Tough, reliable and simple to use, the ACTIK packs a lot of power into a compact body. For general climbing and hillwalking use, it's all...

It's not the most comfortable headtorch I've ever used  © Dan Bailey
It's not the most comfortable headtorch I've ever used  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Asteri Headtorch

Edelrid have recently joined other hardware brands in releasing a range of headtorches. With its balance of output and burn time, and...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 ...

HT1000  © Exposure Lights
HT1000  © Exposure Lights

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 Torches should raise a few eyebrows amongst a more discerning audience. Boasting an impressive potential of up to 1000 lumens all...

Prism Slovenia  © Alpkit
Prism Slovenia  © Alpkit

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.

Luci Lights thumbnail  © First Ascent
Luci Lights thumbnail  © First Ascent

Luci Lights

First Ascent is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of "Luci Lights" - lightweight, compact, waterproof, inflatable solar rechargeable...

Arc  © Alpkit
Arc  © Alpkit

New Alpkit Arc Headtorch

Arc is a powerful 190 lumen, 154 g head torch with a quick change battery pack, new to the Alpkit range. 

Petzl Tikka RXP  © UKC Gear
Petzl Tikka RXP  © UKC Gear

Reactive Lighting and Burn Time

Headtorch performance, and the associated figures, is something of a minefield and it's not easy to wade through all the...

Alpkit Manta Head torch 1  © Alpkit
Alpkit Manta Head torch 1  © Alpkit

Alpkit Manta Head Torch

The Manta is a headtorch with integrated battery compartment. The dimmable 100 lumen Cree L.E.D. delivers a bright beam, the width...


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