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Shunt

rated 5 of 5 stars I highly recommend the Shunt. Use with extreme caution like any piece of equipment. Warning: Never attach a lanyard to the little hole at the back to be used as a 'Tow Line'! Warning : Never attach a Lanyard to the little hole at the back to be used as a 'Tow Line'! I use the Shunt for top roping usually with extended friction hitch backup above the Shunt, which is itself extended from the belay loop. Sometimes I use the Shunt for leg loop placement descending backup instead of a friction hitch. Full review

Actik

rated 4 of 5 stars It's your definitive all-purpose headlamp, plus two red modes (solid and strobe). The manufacturer specs are as follows:   Range: I think the manufacturer overstated the high-power distances. I'm going from the following baseline: back-country camping far away from urban light pollution, on a dark night without much moonlight, in a dense area with forest canopy above, and no campfire or other lights... so pretty dark. At the lowest setting (5 lm), I'd say it's similar to the 10m (30 ft) advertised. Full review

e+LITE

rated 3 of 5 stars A very light headlamp, but with some durability issues. There are already a number of reviews of this light, and I will not repeat that information. I write only to say that having used both the older and newer versions of this light on extended trips (14+ days, each), there is durability problem I've not seen mentioned in the other posts. Specifically, dust and grit gets into the lever mechanism. This makes turning the light on and off, or switching between settings, either impossible or done only… Full review

e+LITE

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl e+LITE is a great lightweight headlamp that provides more then adequate light for helping you hike along the trail at night or digging something out of your pack in camp. I have been working to reduce the weight of my pack for longer trips I take in the summer and have been going through my gear looking for where I can shave a few ounces and switching to the Petzl e+LITE shaved another two ounces! I can feel my pack getting lighter already! When I am backpacking my lighting needs are really… Full review

Tikka+

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The ability to leave batteries behind and have a consistent amount of light with an accurate battery read is invaluable. Recent models of this headlamp have been upgraded to have a lower profile and more balanced design. The price for the Core rechargeable battery addition to access its best features is a bit of a detraction. Regardless, it's a reliable, bright, lightweight headlamp and it's nice to have the option. The settings are also programmable, to keep track of the amount of light over… Full review

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Petzl Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Lighten Up: Illumination is Outdoor Essential #4
Illumination is #4 on the 10 Essentials list. We talked to experts from Black Diamond, Ledlenser, and Petzl to learn more about headlamp technology and what to consider when selecting your backcountry illumination. Read more
October 3, 2016

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen
Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Read more
August 1, 2013

Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear
For Trailspace's Best Outdoor Gear List, we turned to you, our community members. We've compiled one ultimate gear list from your 24,000 reviews, featuring your best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink. Read more
December 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Climbing Gear Preview
Companies vie for "lightest helmet ever" honors. Plus, ropes with two diameters and touch-sensitivity, new double-axel cams for tight, tricky placements, a crevasse rescue device (no Z-pulley necessary), and bags to keep all your climbing gear organized. Read more
July 29, 2012

Petzl Nao headlamp automatically dims or brightens
Once in a while, a headlamp comes around that changes the game for others. Enter Petzl's Nao auto-adjusting headlamp, which dims or brightens according to the level of ambient light. Read more
January 21, 2012

Petzl Recalls GRIGRI 2 Belay Devices
Petzl has issued a recall for replacement of the Grigri 2 belay device. The recall concerns all Grigri 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136. Read more
June 21, 2011

Contact

Petzl International
132 rue du pré blanc
Cidex 105A - ZI Crolles
38920 Crolles
France

phone: +33 4 76 92 09 69
fax: +33 4 76 08 82 04

website: www.petzl.com
email: info@petzl.com

Petzl America
Freeport Center M-7
P.O. Box 160447
Clearfield, UT 84016
USA

phone: (801) 926-1500
fax: (801) 926-1501