- May 24, 2005
Ok...I've been eyeing the Petzl Zipka and its variants- because of the easy storage- what's everyone's favorite headlamps?
Bear said:The only thing I haven't tried is hiking down a dark trail with one. I'd like to hear how they are for that.
skammer said:Not advisable it has limited light for this activity. Great for around camp tho but not serious night hiking.
Will said:I have the origional Zipka, and it is not ideal for following a trail at night, but is perfectly adequate. I also use it rapelling at night, and again, not ideal, but good enough. The only thing it really isin't good enough for is night skiing. At speed I need to be able to see farther ahead, and the halogen bulb is mandatory. I have stopped brining my Zoom hiking in summer now, and save it for winter and alpine climbing or when I know I have lots of full on night hiking.