A really neat and simple idea in so many ways from the people at Zipka. As head torches go, the two LED light modes are up there with the best at 100 lumen brightness but what makes this little device stand out from the rest of the crowd is its compactness.
The elasticated retractable drawcord eliminates the need for any bulky head straps and you finish with a torch the size of a small plum. Looking at the string cord at first and you feel it may be a little uncomfortable by cutting into the skin – however, it’s not – in fact the opposite is true – it’s very comfortable and snug. The torch is kept in place very well, so well in fact, that I have started to wear it on my upper arm when going out for an evening run.
The other neat idea is the phosphorescent reflector that helps you find it in the dark. A very effective solution as the winter draws in.
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Weight: 68 g
Beam pattern: wide
Energy: 3 AAA/LR03 batteries (included)
Watertightness: IP X4 (weather resistant)