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Highlander 5 LED Head Lamp 2010

£6.00

The Highlander 5 LED Head Lamp weighs 68g; 5 x white LED; one power setting plus flash; runs off 3x AAA batteries (not supplied). But head does not tilt; when battery case is opened two halves are not hinged so can be lost; others are more water-resistant (big gap around battery housing); very little information provided.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Coleman Mini LED Headlamp 2010

£7.00

The Coleman Mini LED Headlamp weighs 34g; 3x LED; power output 12 lumens; compact unit. But it uses 2xCR2032 batteries rather than more popular AA; short battery life of only 4 hours; head does not tilt which makes it hard to direct beam.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vango 5 LED Headtorch 2010

£8.00

The Vango 5 LED Headtorch weighs 70g; 5 white LEDs; tilting head with good ratchet locking system; 2 power settings plus strobe; uses 3 AAA batteries (not supplied); max burn time 30 hours; outstanding price for performance, quality.But lacks build quality of pricier products; lacks battery level indicator; light beam not as clean as others.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Cyba-lite Pro Sport

£16.00

This headtorch weighs only 94g (including batteries); 1 x 0.5 watt LED; excellent ratchet head tilt system; 2 power settings plus flash; superb price for the performance; max burn time 88 hours; 3 x AAA included. But battery case not quite as easy to open with cold and wet hands as some; relatively low power; identical to the Silverpoint Lite ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Silverpoint Lite Ray

£16.00

This headtorch weighs only 94g (including batteries); 1 x 0.5 watt LED; excellent ratchet head tilt system; 2 power settings plus flash; superb price for the performance; max burn time 88 hours; 3 x AAA included. But battery case is not quite as easy to open with cold and wet hands as some; low power compared to others; identical to ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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TSL Pyxis 2010

£20.00

The TSL Pyxis weighs 72g; 1 white LED; 2 red LED; max 17m beam; swivel head with good locking ratchet; max burn time 100 hours; 1 power settings plus red and strobe; powered by 3 AAA batteries. But no battery level indicator; not as well-finished as higher-priced options; low light output.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Silva L4

£20.00

This headtorch weighs just 82g (including batteries); 4 x LED; 3 power settings plus red and flash; head tilts and can be tightened with screw; max burn time 90 hours; excellent price. But no ratchet on head tilt so not as secure as some; no top of hand strap; no power remaining indicator. 

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Coleman Exponent Mini Headlamp 2010

£20.00

The Coleman Exponent Mini Headlamp weighs 40g; 1x LED; swivel head; compact.But the battery case opens far too easy by accident; 1xCR2 battery rather than more popular AA; short battery life of only 7 hours; very little information supplied compared with other headtorches so we cannot supply Lumens value of output.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Premac Travel Well Pocket

£22.00

This water purifier weighs just 60g; exceptionally compact; removes viruses without additional iodine. But 0.2 litre per minute flow rate is very slow; only 60 litre capacity then have to buy complete new unit (£22); strong iodine taste after use; input pipe tends to float too easily on surface of water; can’t screw to water bottle.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Primus PrimeLite DP

£25.00

This headtorch weighs just 82g (including batteries); 1 x 1 watt LED, 4 x LED, 2 x red LED; 3 power settings plus red and flash; tilting head; broad 12m beam; max burn time 100 hours; superb price; 3 x AAA batteries included. But head tilt doesn’t feel as secure as others; battery housing is relatively fiddly; others are brighter ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Coleman F1 Lite

£25.00

This camping stove is excellent value; lightest stove we tested; fantastic boil time; packs very small. But arms very flimsy and bend easily; very fiddly to put together. Boil time: 2min 37sec Weight: 76g

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Highlander Compass Master Watch

£35.00

This mountain watch weighs 44g; low price tag; modern, stylish design; very clear screen; digital compass; 4 daily alarms; water-resistant. But no temp display or altimeter; less durable than higher-priced watches; others have great claims of water resistance.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Lucido TXLite 2010

£35.00

The Mammut Lucido TXLite weighs 78g; 1 x hiFlux LED; max burn time 130 hours; 41metre max beam; 3 x AAA battery supply; tilting head that has reasonable friction lock; operating button can be locked to prevent accidental operation. But battery housing is terribly designed for fitting in the dark as you can almost fit the cover on upside down ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Markill Peak Ignition

£44.00

This camping stove is very light thanks to titanium components; packs very small; good flame control;  piezo ignition. Flares a little with brand new canister, but settles down. Boil time: 3min 7sec Weight: 92g

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Optimus Crux

£50.00

This stove weighs 88g (+ gas); boil time 2 min 50 sec to 4 min 23 sec; 11cm diameter pan supports; folding pan supports for compact packing; ball joint allows head to fold down. But head tends to wobble under the load of a boiling pan due to folding design; less stable than lower-profile stoves; boil times hinge on full ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Timex Expedition Adventure Tech Digital Watch

£55.00

This mountain watch weighs 44g; digital compass with levelling bubble for increased accuracy; 3 alarms; water-resistant to 100m; 3 time zones; 15 preset occasional reminders; traditional styling. But no thermometer or altimeter.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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MSR MIOX Purifier

£100.00

This purifier weighs 99g; no pumping required; water tastes good; effective against viruses; allows water to be treated away from collection point. But requires 43g of salt for 200 litres, 2 x lithium batteries and 50 test strips (replacement kit of salt and test strips is £15); takes 30 minutes to treat water; complicated to use; high running costs.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4

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