Headtorch recommendations for Adidas 24 Hour Thunder Run

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20/06/2013 at 19:05

Hi guys,

I'm running the Adidas 24 Hour Thunder Run at the end of July and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a decent headtorch.  I've done the usual and looked at Amazon, but I'm none the wiser!  Cheers

20/06/2013 at 19:17

Have a look at the Alpkit Gamma. Dirt cheap and really good. A load of us who run at work bought some a while back and no complaints from any of us.


20/06/2013 at 19:47

I'll second that recommendation. I did thunder run last year  with an alpkit gamma and will be using it again this year. brilliant piece of kit that really lights up the course, just make sure you don't stare straight into it from 2 feet away, it really is bright

20/06/2013 at 23:40

Another vote for Alpkit. I use it for running along the beach at night - really comfortable and a variety of settings - and cheap!

21/06/2013 at 08:47

Thanks for the recommendation guys - I'll have a look at that.

Has anyone used the Petzl Tikka XP2 before?

cougie    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:03
I had the old tikka. The alpkit was better and half the price.
23/06/2013 at 18:38

I bought a Coast HL5 similar price but less features than my Alpkit but I prefer it.

coast on sports pursuit

Edited: 23/06/2013 at 18:40
26/06/2013 at 12:34

Yep - go for the Alpkit, it's all you need for TR24.

I've upgraded to a Petzl Nao and to be honest, not sure the extra £110 was worth it - I'll still throw the Alpkit in my pack as a backup

27/06/2013 at 16:34

Cheers for the info.  Looks like the Alpkit is the way forward!

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