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Silva Trail Runner Free Head Torch Product News

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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 Hybrid battery case.

Trail Runner Free - Free the Energy

On this fifth generation of our original running headlamp, we present a new kind of technology where the power cord is integrated into the headband. We call it Free Technology – a comfortable headlamp experience without distracting cords or tangled wires. No hassle – Just free the energy.

Hybrid battery case included

The Hybrid battery case can carry either the AAA batteries (included) or the rechargeable Silva Hybrid battery pack. This means that you have the freedom to upgrade the headlamp when you want to complement it with a rechargeable battery. The battery case has grip friendly surfaces and holds an integrated red rear safety light – adding extra visibility and safety.

Customized light distribution

The Trail Runner Free series is made for running in every aspect. All three headlamps in this series feature Silva Intelligent Light. This means that you get a double light beam technology in your headlamp, with light settings that are perfect for running. Our unique combination of a long reach spotlight and a close flood-light, results in less head movement, better control, improved balance, less fatigue and higher speed.

Trail Runner Free - Stats

Comfort in every detail

Despite the focus on technological breakthroughs, we have not forgotten about the importance of weight optimization. Every part of this headlamp has been compressed and the headlamp unit only weighs 55 gram (excl. batteries). The headlamp is perfectly balanced, with smooth adjustments and a flat, soft, textile extension cord that doesn't tangle. The headband is soft, yet firm enough, with a silicone string on the inside to stay in place. The battery can be carried comfortably on the headband or be kept warm in your pocket to save battery life by using the included textile extension cord.

Trail Runner Free

Trail Runner Free - Front

Trail Runner Free

Trail Runner Free - Three Models

  • Choose Trail Runner Free with the Hybrid battery case and 3 x AAA batteries if you don't run on a daily basis, but still value long burn time.
  • Choose Trail Runner Free H with the Hybrid battery case and the Silva rechargeable Hybrid battery pack if you plan to use your headlamp on a regular basis for training sessions.
  • Choose Trail Runner Free Ultra if you want to go for really long sessions with the 4.0Ah long-distance battery. With Free Ultra you also get the Hybrid battery case which can be used with either 3 x AAA batteries or by complementing it with a Hybrid battery (1.15Ah).


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17 Dec, 2021

Here was me hoping for a free headtorch...

Sorry to disappoint :-)

That said, we might have a competition running a little later in the year, so watch this space...

I'll also be reviewing one within the relatively near future too.

5 Jan

5th version? Maybe they'll be better that the previous ones which devoured batteries at a ridiculous rate or randomly switched off (or both). Had several, and had one replaced under warranty, then gave up. Petzl Nao is better in all regards. The latter doesn't have a remote battery, but as the connector was one of the things that made the Silva one randomly switch off, that's no bad thing. I'm not one for being out-spoken about products, but this thing could never be allowed out on a hill - its venerable BD predecessor went instead (or a bike light on an elastic headband)


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