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waterproof head torch

Post by kippers711 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:59 pm

hi, im paddling through the night on a sup, in nov for charity. im looking for suggestions on waterproof headtorches, what have paddlers used. obviously it needs to be waterproof not water resistant or at least brief submersion. ive already bought an alpkit prism 550, but they've stopped making them now, i still need a few more. thanks

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Post by Strad » Thu May 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Can't beat proper petzl stuff - but premium price, I have a Duo (can't remember which version). Was about £80 but worth every penny.
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Post by Pete C. » Fri May 20, 2016 10:30 am

I bought one of these a while ago: Black Diamond Storm. It's been great.

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Re: waterproof head torch

Post by kippers711 » Fri May 20, 2016 10:58 am

thanks for the replies. have you paddled in the dark with these head torches?

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Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri May 20, 2016 11:36 am

The use of too much light can spoil your night vision so it is sometimes better to let your eyes become accustomed but to use a red light to read your map. I appreciate that sometimes you will just want to see better where you are going and maybe seen by other craft.

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Post by Strad » Fri May 20, 2016 12:15 pm

I have paddled with my duo, but prefer no light other than ambient if I can.

If you want to preserve night vision as Adrian suggests there is a petzl tactical unit - designed for forces helmet rails it also complies with tac lighting rules - haven't used one myself, but friends have recommended them to me.
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Post by Pete C. » Sun May 22, 2016 12:54 pm

I've used the Storm for night-time WWR training. It also has a neat red light function if you want to paddle in ambient light and not muck up your night vision.

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Re: waterproof head torch

Post by MikeB » Tue May 24, 2016 7:32 pm

Princeton Tec Apex - properly waterproof. Awesome beam, awesome price. Serious bit of kit tho.

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Post by jmmoxon » Thu May 26, 2016 8:32 am

Petzl pixas are also waterproof.

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