[pct-l] ultralight headlamp

Sabina Saib sabina_saib at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 22 23:57:52 CDT 2006

I also had a Petzl something.  I was not happy with
its sturdyness.  It broke on the first hike, but at
least REI returned my money.  I now have a Black
Diamond.  It has served well on many hikes, but I do
try to avoid night hiking.

--- csxii at schizoaffective.org wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 15:50:57 -0700, "Monty Tam"
> <metam01 at earthlink.net> had this to say:
> >Hey everyone
> >I'm need advise on a very lightweight headlamp to
> use for night hiking.  
> >Lighter the better.
> >
> >Warner Springs Monty
> I have a Petzl Zippka but would not recommend it. 
> The beam can not be
> focused.   I was happy enough with the Zippka when I
> was using it
> around the camp.   But the first time I had to use
> it to find my way
> down the trail in the dark I became very
> disappointed with it.   I was
> in heavy forest cover and got caught out after dark.
>  With the Zippka
> I could only see a few feet in front of me and could
> not see anything
> up or down the trail or off the trail.   A heard of
> Elk starting
> crashing through the woods around me and the Zippka
> was worthless for
> seeing them, if I had not already been familiar with
> the sound of
> herds of elk crashing through the woods I would have
> had no idea what
> was out there.   The Zippka has also started
> blinking and Petzl
> expects me to pay for postage to get warranty
> service on it.
> I've switched to the Black Diamond Nightray head
> lamp.  It's not as
> light as the Zippka but it is reasonably light at
> 4.2 ounces.  It has
> five LEDs and the center one has a lens that focuses
> it to offer "beam
> projection" so I can see further down the trail and
> close up.
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