Petzl Reviews

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Petzl Zipka Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Compact, light, and reliable. Have used this nimble, compact head-torch for years now. Not only is it a good and reliable piece of kit to have…
photo: Petzl Zipka Plus
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Petzl Zipka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Zipka 2 is a great little, and I do mean little, headlamp that will serve hikers who are not prone to find themselves walking long after…
photo: Petzl Zipka
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Petzl Tikka R+

rated 4 of 5 stars Great headlamp that excels in technical use. The reactive lighting is extremely helpful at conserving maximum battery for navigation even after…
photo: Petzl Tikka R+
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Petzl Ecrin Roc

rated 5 of 5 stars It is one of the best helmets for caving, very strong and durable. All caving clubs in Slovenia use it. It is a slightly heavier than new Petzl…
photo: Petzl Ecrin Roc
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A functional headlamp for weight-conscious backpackers, who don't do a lot of night hiking. This lamp has been my go-to backpacking light for…
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Petzl Sama

rated 5 of 5 stars Light and comfortable, what more could you ask for? Perfect for sport climbing at any level. No pesky double backing, breathable mesh and crazy…
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Petzl Tikkina 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works great for average camping. I bought this headlamp for my 9 y.o. son to use on our camping trips and the occasional dog walk at night.
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Puts out great light, wide and narrow beams, plus a discreet red light that is good for getting around without attracting insects. Best used…
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Petzl Corax

rated 4 of 5 stars Has great comfort easily adjusted with two tightening points. One of my favourite features is the two buckles, which make it a little heavier…
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Petzl Ange Finesse S & L Quickdraws

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great and lightweight quickdraw for sport climbers. Clipping in and cleaning these draws is a breeze. Highly recommended. I have been…
photo: Petzl Ange Finesse S & L Quickdraws
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Petzl Tikka RXP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl Tikka RXP is a very high tech headlamp featuring a wide range of brightness levels (215 - 7 lumens) and automatic adjustment of brightness…
photo: Petzl Tikka RXP
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Petzl Lynx

rated 5 of 5 stars Great crampon for ice and mixed climbing. The Lynx is a peer try classic technical crampon. It fits most boots very well, and cinches in well.
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Petzl NAO

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are looking for one of the best headlights for a myriad of uses, this is it. From doing the dishes at camp, to spelunking in the darkest…
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Small lightweight headlamp great for backpacking. Unfortunately, longevity is not good and after a year the LEDs are get dimmer much more quickly…
photo: Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Petzl Spirit Express

rated 4 of 5 stars Carabiner does not snag rope or bolt when clipping due to closing structure. The webbing is thick and has a rubber piece on the "rope end" of…
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Petzl Meteor III+

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable, lightweight helmet. I've used this helmet for all types of climbing.  It's so light, you can forget you have it on, which is a…
photo: Petzl Meteor III+
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars It is relatively light, waterproof, and small. I was thinking about a "myo rxp" first, then due to fact that the price was relatively high compared…
photo: Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 2.5 of 5 stars When you use this headlamp over time, its shortcomings really stand out: A fairly expensive, lightweight headlamp with low lumens and short…
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Petzl Sirocco

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightweight, and seemingly styrofoam structure of this helmet make it intimidating, but after hard use it has turned out to be an excellent…
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Petzl Reverso

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For 7 years, I've used this for all three functions, belay, rappel, and in guide position. Love it! Except... I've used this device for at least…
photo: Petzl Reverso
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Petzl Grigri 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great belay device. Ease of use:  Very easy to use. Difficult for left handers. Makes belaying more relaxing especially when the leader sepnds…
photo: Petzl Grigri 2
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Petzl Grigri 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent auto locking belay device. The Grigri is ubiquitous, you see them everywhere you go, and for good reason.  It's just about as good…
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Petzl Tikkina 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good little light, bright and small, but could be brighter. Nice little light, not super bright, but works quite well. Well priced and is not…
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars In my opinion this is the best headlamp ever made my human beings. It's small, will fit in a pocket easy, it's bright, it's tough. I bought…
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am very pleased with it. It's water resistant (for rain), it has 3 brightness settings, and another button for super bright mode (must hold…
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Very bright and batteries last a long time. Bought this while on deployment and it has seen some serious mileage. I have dropped, kicked and…
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Petzl Tikkina 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent headlamp that uses easier to find AAA batteries. A headlamp is useful when setting up camp as night falls. It is nice to have both…
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Petzl Go Oval Maillon

rated 5 of 5 stars 25kN for 2oz! In a Frog Ascending system, this is an excellent product to use. It's extremely strong for its weight, and you can slip several…
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Petzl Am'D

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Petzl Am'D is a poorly designed carabiner that cannot be operated while wearing gloves. The plastic found on the gate is puzzling and serves…
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Petzl Delta Screw Link

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Delta Link provides a 25kN working load at a mere 5.29 oz. It serves for multiple connection points in a Frog Ascending System. Lightweight,…
photo: Petzl Delta Screw Link
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Petzl Shunt

rated 1 of 5 stars Unnecessary, "psychological" backup. I was terrified of rappelling and ascending ropes 14 years ago. So I bought the Shunt as a "back up" in…
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Petzl Pantin

rated 5 of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to do quite well. I have been using the Patin for years as a supplement to my Frog Ascension. Normally, when you start…
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Ascension is the only foot ascender on the market worth looking at. Although the price is a bit higher, I have known cavers who regretted…
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Petzl Croll

rated 5 of 5 stars As a component in rope ascending, the Petzl Croll continues to be the best on the market. It is easy to use, even while wearing gloves. It holds…
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Petzl Tikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent headlamp! I think a headlamp should be simple and intuitive to use and operate.   I was the only person in camp with a headlamp years…
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Petzl Zipka Plus 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my go-to headlamp. The battery lasts longer than expected. Add the Core battery and you can have a rechargeable system. While this isn't…
photo: Petzl Zipka Plus 2
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl e+LITE is designed as a emergency head-torch and at a mere 27g, it is something that I carry with everywhere. With two different settings…
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Petzl Elios

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, well ventilated helmet for your head. Best used while rock and ice climbing. The headband has a quick tightening knob…
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Petzl NAO

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp stands out from all others with its brightness, real-time power adjustment, and great battery life. I've used this fishing, camping,…
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
photo: Petzl Tikka 2
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Petzl Duo LED 14

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, semi-durable, and affordable headlight useful for a variety of things, especially caving. Can last a long time if well treated.
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Petzl TacTikka

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a good, bright headlamp. I like the adjustability from bright to medium to dim to flashing. The red lens is good for moving around in…
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Three ounces, three settings, and three cubic centimeters. Trifecta of portable, comfortable, efficient lighting. Great gift for curious kids.
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Petzl Tikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Years of flawless performance, still like new. I have used this lamp nearly every day in the house, on the trail, and wherever I have needed…
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Petzl Tikka Plus 2

rated 3 of 5 stars The Petzl Tikka Plus 2 is yet another headlamp alternative for hikers/campers, and one of many on the market. Popular for its climbing gear,…
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Petzl Tikka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This headlamp has good battery life, is fairly durable, and comes with an affordable price. The only drawback is the highest brightness setting,…
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Petzl Tikkina 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not a bad headlamp for the price. I have one of these headlamps and it is not a bad headlamp. I think people who feel it is not bright enough…
photo: Petzl Tikkina 2
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Petzl Zipka Plus 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A quality and innovative headlamp with both red and white light settings as well as a low-battery indicator. I have owned many headlamps but…
photo: Petzl Zipka Plus 2
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars A brilliant design..even the barrel tie serves a double funtion as a whistle. I have owned many headlamps by now, but all the best and longest-lasting…
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Petzl MYO RXP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A good multi-purpose headlamp. Bright enough for night skiing, but flexible enough to use for reading a book in my tent. Good battery life.
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Petzl NAO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl NAO is a very high tech headlamp featuring a wide range of brightness levels (15 to 355 lumens) and automatic adjustment of brightness…
photo: Petzl NAO
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Petzl Grigri

rated 0.5 of 5 stars NOT GOOD for BEGINNERS. Easy to confuse the release with a brake and drop the climber. I have seen three climbers dropped with a Grigri. One…
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Petzl Grigri

rated 4 of 5 stars I had mine for years and used it for many purposes, mostly belaying. If I don't know the person that belays me I prefer to use the grigri and…
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Petzl Tikka

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Solid headlamp. As others have noted, this headlamp isn't the brightest bulb in the bunch, but usually you can find this for cheap and if it's…
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Petzl TacTikka Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good light output. Small, lightweight, reliable, hands-free operation. This headlamp lives in my pack. and it's saved my butt a couple of times.
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Petzl Tikka XP

rated 2 of 5 stars I have two of these. They're great, except now having them for years the headbands are all stretched out and I cannot locate replacement bands,…
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Petzl Ultra

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Horrible battery life and Petzl doesn't back them. Batteries cost $125 each and I have been through three batteries in 2.5 years. I thought…
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the Petzl Ascension ascender to replace my prussik cords for jugging fixed lines. In my search, I tried out numerous types of ascending…
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Had the standard energizer lamp before I bought this. WOW! What a difference. Covers the perfect amount of area/depth and is brighter than expected.
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Petzl Grigri

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's a heavy device but it's auto locking. I use it exclusively on sport climbing single pitch routes and gives me peace of mind when my belayer…
photo: Petzl Grigri
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Petzl Reverso

rated 3 of 5 stars It covers a good diameter range and it's a solid tool. Light, easy to use, multipurpose tool. I use it for alpine climbing and mountaineering…
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Petzl Quark

rated 5 of 5 stars New design works even better.  Fully adjustable modular construction allows for a tool that works great in alpine, ice falls, snow. The 3mm…
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Petzl MYO RXP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fantastic headlamp. I bought it for the following features: + it's regulated (meaning you will always have the same illumination level, even…
photo: Petzl MYO RXP
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Petzl Codalix

rated 4 of 5 stars One of the very few chalk bags which have a zipper. Because of this zipper, it's my favorite one. It's very fast to handle, has a wide opening…
 
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Petzl MYO RXP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Got this light about two years ago, and all I can say is WOW! While it is a fairly heavy light it does have its advantages. I use it for mountaineering…
photo: Petzl MYO RXP
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this lamp from a local outdoor store for $58.95 and I have to say it was well worth the money. I use it mainly for Ground Search and…
photo: Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Petzl Meteor III

rated 5 of 5 stars This helmet is awesome. Light, comfortable, and the venting works great. It may not last as long as the hard shell ones, but it is worth it.
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Petzl Tikka Plus 2

rated 3 of 5 stars How to turn a 3 star headlamp into a 5 star headlamp. I have recently bought a Plus 2 at REI for just over $30. My biggest problem with the…
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my favorite headlamp from Petzl so this review will be mainly about explaining why. This is very durable and water resistant, yet still…
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used this model of headlamp for many years, then bought a second as a back up and then bought several more for a racing team that I was…
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Petzl Micro

rated 4 of 5 stars As stated by Shake and bake this is a good light and yes, you do need to use a halogen bulb for better light. I have used it at night for hiking…
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars best I have ever had, would definitely buy again!!!!!!!
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Petzl TacTikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my second headlamp. The first was a cheap P.O.S. from Walmart. A friend of mine had a Petzl and, after seeing the difference in quality…
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome headlamp. Excellent battery life, light, comfortable. The beam diffuser is really handy as you can switch from spot light beam to area…
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Petzl Micro

rated 4 of 5 stars Have owned this for 10-15 years and it is the only headlight that I own. I would recommend using halogen bulb for extra brightness. Seems to…
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Petzl Adjama

rated 5 of 5 stars I've climbed in this harness for five years. Top, lead, triad, though I'm a cleaner, and it has never disappointed me. It is extremely comfortable.
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Petzl MYO XP

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my Myo XP for a couple of years. It's held up extremely well under heavy use. I've seen no signs of the connection problems near the…
photo: Petzl MYO XP
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Petzl Zipka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used this Petzl Zipka Plus on several backpacking trips, including a 10 day trip to Philmont. I think this is the best light on the market…
photo: Petzl Zipka Plus
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Petzl Tikka Plus 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this light. I have used it once mountain biking at night (on high power 50 lumen) and found it to be surprisingly functional. The strap…
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Petzl Spatha

rated 5 of 5 stars A real dedicated climbing knife. No it doesn't lock, but does it have to? In winter climbing when you sometimes have big gloves that render…
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this excellent headlamp for two seasons of New England AT section hikes in winter. I often find myself walking into the night. I…
photo: Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Petzl Corax

rated 5 of 5 stars Very versatile, well padded, light and comfortable. You do not go wrong if you pick Corax.
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Petzl MyoLite 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The halogen light is only bright for a few minutes, I am sure that's why the next gen has 4 batts. LEDs work forever. I only change the batts…
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have carried this headlamp for a few years, it is always in my pack. The light is bright enough to replace a full size but the weight can't…
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Petzl Ultra

rated 5 of 5 stars I have bought Petzl Ultra for mountain biking at night, but I am currently using it at my work, about 1km underground, on a South African gold…
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Petzl MYO XP

rated 3 of 5 stars Worked very well for the first couple of years, but eventually the wire broke near the lamp unit. The diffuser is okay, but the smaller leds…
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Petzl Hirundos

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic, extremely light, comfortable harness. Targeted originally for high end sport climbing (and still used for that), it has…
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Petzl Tikkina 2

rated 4 of 5 stars I've bought this head lamp about 1 year ago and I've used it a lot but its still full battery! it's light and cheap and very efficient for who…
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Petzl TacTikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Used for 1.5 years. I REALLY like this headlamp. The 4 different settings, High, Medium, Low, and blinking are great. In and around camp, I…
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Petzl Tikka

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My favorite piece of gear is a headlamp...being out backpacking or just at home. I have had my Tikka for five years now but like others have…
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Petzl Zipka Plus 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This very lightweight, fairly bright, it will reach out about 40 yards. Great overall backpacking light.
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Petzl MYO XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my 3rd Petzl and the best of them all! (also had 2 BD and a Princeton). It just sits so well on your head, the light is great, low level…
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Petzl Tikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars This item is excellent. You wouldn't need a lamp anymore coz of its very bright lighting, even more stronger than a lamp. It is compact and…
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Petzl MYO 3

rated 5 of 5 stars It's very good. Opening up the battery pack is a little tricky at first, but you get used to when you try it for a couple of time. Adjustable…
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Got this as a Christmas present in 09. It replaces a Princeton Tec light which was cracked open by my 2 yr old daughter. Light is powerful.
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Petzl Grigri

rated 5 of 5 stars I think it's best to learn using a ATC-type devise, but once you've mastered the basic technique move on to the grigri! It's right at home when…
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Petzl Ecrin Roc

rated 5 of 5 stars It's the "Best" helmet. I have used it extensively from rock climbing to winter mountaineering. Absolutely rock solid, heavier than the more…
photo: Petzl Ecrin Roc
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 3 of 5 stars In the second lamp appeard a crack. The first was bought after the release so I thought it was a cunstruction fault, the second one was bought…
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Petzl MYO XP

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Does not stand the test of time, the solid copper gauge wire is too thin and in time will break between the battery pack and lamp, rendering…
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent headlamp. I picked it out because it was the lightest one that I found at such a reasonable price. This is its greatest…
photo: Petzl e+LITE
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