Thanks in advance.
If I am going to keep enjoying / upping my miles I am going to need to keep running my route that is on unlit path/road maybe even cross country. Running round an estate just isnot so much fun. Yesterday some some suggested a head torch - anyone recommend the one that they use.
I use the LED Lenser H7R (160 lumin) ...... got it for £40 and so far its been superb, 70% power is sufficient for following single track through the forest at night....
Google Alpkit. Their Headtorch is £12.50 inc batteries (3xAAA) and postage! A total bargin as its excellent. Designed for runners (also has red back light), horitontal battery compartment to stop shaking around and fits great. I already own a Petzl, which is good, but have bought the Alpkit just because it is so good.
The petzl myo XP is pretty good - my cousin has one and I keep trying to 'borrow' it, as it outshines my Tikka 2.
Cyba-Lite Sprint Led Headlight
Coin cell powered, and all contained within the lamp, so no secondary power source
Very light at 25gr
£8.99 on Amazon
For unlit roads, paths and clear trails, Alpkit Gamma should do you fine - I use mine for just that purpose, also for hill walking, including night navigation in pathless areas. Lensers and Myos will be bright enough to vaporise a cow at 100 metres, but if you're just starting off at running in the dark, the great value Alpkit is incredible. The only thing it's not good for is reading in a tent at night whilst lying on your back - the battery compartment sticks in the back of your head!
BTW, I don't work for Alpkit, but I love their stuff, their philosophy, and their customer service team.
Another vote for the Alpkit Gamma, I used it for the Lakeland 50 and it was awesome and only £12.50 delivered:
Would highly recommend this headtorch, cheap and does a great job, a nice touch having the rear led on the back.
OMG what customer service and what a head torch...
Took it for a night out and it is light, and BRIGHT - and love the rear light saved me from two cyclists!
Thanks guys was a very good call.... One question can I use rechargeable batteries in it?
BWT Are you using this on country lane type running or off-road?
Interested in if its ok to use on-road or is it possibly too bright for oncoming traffic?
Used it on the pavement and it was bright - got flashed by one car - who had full beams on and dazzled me totally - but bending head down solved that issue for oncoming veichles.
I would highly recommend it.
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