User Review: Petzl Tikka XP
Price Paid: $49
At first I was a bit skeptical of the overall output, that quickly changed. The first thing you notice when opening the packaging is a warning, very similar to the one you see on lasers, telling you not to aim it into your eyes. After putting the batteries into the headlamp and finally turning it on my mouth dropped wide open. The 40 lumen head lamp blows all other similar headlamps out of the water, not only other headlamps but a good amount of hand held flashlights. With my skepticism about output gone I quickly became curious as to the durability of the Tikka XP. I submerged it 10feet in my swimming pool and the lamp never once flickered. Thanks to the rubber O-ring hardly any water got on the batteries.
I have also dropped it a few times, not on purpose, and every time it keeps working like nothing ever happened. Overall this lamp is a must buy for any outdoors enthusiast. It is small enough to fit into your pocket and light enough to not cause any discomfort, but most importantly it's bright enough to get you to where you need to go safely.