User Review: Petzl Zipka
This is an extremely lightweight headlamp that easily adapts to fit your head, hat or helmet (kinda). This model replaces the headband model Tikka (which is actually very comfortable albeit a little hot) for a light weight cord which is lighter but a little less stable in extreme activities. No doubt this is an upgrade to a classic but unfortunately you have great (one of the best) short range illumination but Petzl has yet to add medium range illumination (mri) to its LED headlamp line.
Uses: general, camping, hiking.
Pros: Long battery life, light weight, outstanding short range illumination (sri), comfortable design, good placement of switch, fair cost, reliable.
Cons: lacks both medium (mri) and long range illumination (lri), lacks button battery back up, thin cord that could end up around neck not always the best idea, changing batteries gives every first user the impression that they just broke it.