User Review: Petzl Tikka XP
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32
- Water resistant
- Easy to adjust
- Elastic strap stretches out over time
I think a headlamp should be simple and intuitive to use and operate.
I was the only person in camp with a headlamp years ago. Now everyone in camp has one. Headlamps are a must for any outdoor activity in my opinion.
I have had my Petzl Tikka for over 6 years now and it still works and looks great! The elastic band has stretched a bit but it adjusts and I can still make it work with a beenie or without.
The headlamp kicks out some serious light. It basically has 4 modes. Hi, Med., Low and strobe. The model I have only produces white light. It also has a slide diffuser for a focused beam or a wide beam. The diffuser function is great!! On the focused beam it is almost like a spotlight. If you hold the boost button down it even kicks out more light while you hold the button down. Kind of cool.
The headlamp has great battery life. I always use the lithium ion batteries because they perform better in cold conditions and they are lighter. I can easily get a week's worth of solid use out of the batteries. I use this headlamp to read in bed quite often so I know it has good battery life. I try and keep it on the low setting so the battery life is longer. If I go camping for a weekend to 4 nights, I don't worry about carrying any extra batteries.
I highly recommend this headlamp. Great piece of gear.