User Review: Petzl Ultra
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $450
Horrible battery life and Petzl doesn't back them. Batteries cost $125 each and I have been through three batteries in 2.5 years.
- Very bright light
- Bad battery life
- Poor customer service if you have problems
- Huge expense
I thought the Petzl Ultra would be the best headlamp I could buy, but I am not at all happy with it. I’ve purchased 3 more batteries in the 2.5 years I’ve had my Ultra and none of the batteries will last more than 40 minutes (in the 2nd position) including my newest battery.
$450 for the Ultra and another $350 for batteries and I have a headlamp that can’t be used for an hour long trail run. So I’m about $800 out and I have to get another brand of headlamp for my hour long trail run.
Some of the batteries just go dead in use — no warning blinks — just total dark. Try running as fast as you can on a trail and then have your headlamp go totally out on you without warning. Heaven forbid someone actually goes caving with one of these.