New Headtorches from Alpkit Product News

We like to stay out after dark, so LED head torches have always been an important part of our heritage and our lighting range has been developed with feedback from leading runners, climbers, mountaineers, hikers, paddlers and SAR teams.

For Winter 2018 we've redesigned our entire head torch range to centre around reliability and functionality: stuff that does what you want it to, when you want it to…

Whether you're running, hiking, camping or climbing, browse our range to find the right head torch for you so you're not left in the dark.

New Muon £15

Where? A short evening/night run off-road where you need a bright light so you don't miss the next trail. Getting back from the crag (or getting up the crag to get your quickdraws back – we've all been there) after night fall. Any evening/afternoon jaunt where you're not 100% sure you'll get back by dark.

Brightness: 450 – 20 lumens bright enough route finding and navigation in snowy conditions)

Burn Time: 2 h – 40 hours

Energy: AAA batteries, in main unit

Operation: 2 buttons: main and red LED.

Weatherproofing: IP64 (dustproof, can withstand water splashed at it from all directions)

Weight: 105 g

Features:

  • Red front light preserves night vision, for night photography, stops you from dazzling people.
  • 6 lighting modes (4 main, 2 red)

New Viper £19

Where? Local trails or crags, ideal for running, hiking and climbing. We all have one of these as a 'just-in-case torch' as they are great all-rounder torches (I keep 2 in the car!). High weather resistance makes them ideal year-round torches the UK climate.

Brightness: 240 – 15 lumens (bright enough for trail running)

Burn Time: 5 – 115 hours

Energy: AAA batteries, in main unit

Operation: 2 buttons: main/light sensor mode

Weatherproofing: IPX6 (protected from powerful water in all directions - if it accidentally got under a hose, then you'll be fine)

Weight: 95 g

Features:

  • Light Sensor Mode adapts to your environment to shed as much light as you need for your activity. Maximises battery life and saves constant clicking.
  • Multiple LEDs for adjusting brightness according to your environment.
  • 5 lighting modes.

Gamma III £22

Where? Trail running and walking where staying visible is important (does your route take dark country roads?) as well as running in an urban setting. Taking photos at night.

Brightness: 180 – 4 lumens (bright enough for trail running)

Burn Time: 5.5 – 100 hours

Energy: AAA batteries, battery pack at the rear.

Operation: Single button operation

Weatherproofing: IPX4, can withstand a good splashing from all directions

Weight: 140 g

Features:

  • 3 coloured LEDs red for night vision and photos, green for map reading, white for battery preservation.
  • Rear safety light so that you can stay visible when running or walking at night.
  • Rear battery pack for a more balanced and secure fit.
  • 8 lighting modes (3 front main, 3 front LED, 2 rear red).

New Qark £29

Where? Multi-day trips where you want to be able to choose what energy source you use, remote destinations where you can't always buy batteries, mountaineering, alpinism, navigation.

Brightness: 580 - 30 lumens (more than bright enough for navigating in snowy conditions)

Burn Time: 2.5 – 18 hours

Energy: Dual compatibility, Li-ion rechargeable or AAA batteries with no drop in performance (ideal for multi-day trips)

Operation: Single button operation, a nice big button that you can use with gloves on

Weatherproofing: IP64 (dustproof, can withstand water splashed at it from all directions)

Weight: 95 g

Features:

  • Focus adjustor lets you easily move between spot and wide beam for working at different proximities.
  • Dual energy compatibility, power it with AAA batteries or its rechargeable battery pack.
  • Multiple LEDs: white main light for general use, red LED for preserving night vision.

  • 5 lighting modes (3 main, 2 red).

New Manta £35

Where? Mountain marathons, night-time orienteering and navigation, wild places, multi-day trips in remote places where recharging/carrying extra batteries isn't an option.

Brightness: 300 – 30 lumens (bright enough for navigation)

Burn Time: 11h – 90 hours

Energy: Li-ion rechargeable via USB, battery pack on rear

Operation: Single button operation, a nice big button that you can use with gloves on

Weatherproofing: IP64 (dustproof, can withstand water splashed at it from all directions)

Weight: 210 g

Features:

  • Rear battery pack for a more balanced and secure fit.
  • Rear safety light so that you can stay visible when running or walking at night.
  • Focus adjustor lets you easily move between spot and wide beam for working at different proximities.
  • 6 lighting modes (4 front main, 2 rear red).

New Prism £39

Where? Done-in-a-day mountaineering adventures, climbing, kayaking, doing the OMM – any destination where you know your head torch will get wet or muddy and reliability and durability are really important.

Brightness: 400 – 80 lumens (bright enough for navigating in snowy conditions)

Burn Time: 3 – 14 hours

Energy: Li-ion rechargeable via USB

Operation: Single button operation, a nice big button that you can use with gloves on

Weatherproofing: IPX7 (submersible, drop proof, dust proof)

Weight: 145 g

Features:

  • Submersible, drop proof and dustproof for all weather, all scenario use.
  • 400 lumen boost for when you need to see into the distance 

  • 180˚  tilt for head unit
  • 5 lighting modes



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