Petzl Tikka XP

A classic headtorch that is very lightweight at 106g. It also has three power settings plus flash and boost to 50m. This selection of settings is ideal for walkers and campers, and prevents over-use of battery power as the boost setting is only available while your finger is on the dedicated button. There is also a ‘power remaining’ indicator that is ideal for managing battery life. The head tilts and locks in place effectively thanks to a simple ratchet design. This is a very useful headtorch for walkers and climbers.  But opening the battery compartment is not as easy as some others, while the two small buttons are not ideal when wearing gloves as they are small and closely positioned beside one another. There is no top-of-head strap, so it is not quite a secure on the head as some other designs. The tilting head design is not quite as secure as those with a bolted design either.

Vital stats
Bulbs
1 x krypton bulb
Batteries 3 x AAA (included)
Max burn time 120 hours
Weight with batteries 106g
Made in France
Stores in UK 1,500

Verdict A very lightweight headtorch with very good performance for walkers and campers, but others have some advantages.