On the Likeys Beacons Ultra 45 last weekend, in the thick mist and dark, everyone I spoke to had serious problems with their head torches not being able to cope with the combined mist/dark.
I heard the comment frequently that all torches were almost useless (I don't consider this to be true, at least some light came through, but I know exactly what they meant..............)
One runner overtook me and had a hand torch in addition to her head torch, which seemed to provide a much more penetrating light into and through the mist.
Some beams are rather diffuse whereas others are sharper.
Does anyone have any views/experience on the issue of dealing with mist and dark combined, especially on rough tracks on high ground?
My MYO XP is frankly useless and I need a decent torch to run/walk in winter conditions. Any advice welcomed!
Mist is a real bugger for head torches. But it is also a bugger for car headlights. Car fog lights are located low down for a reason. Therefore even moving the head torch from the head to the waist (hand) will improve the situation.
It is made worse with a head torch as you are looking straight-down the beam and therefore if gives little shadow and in the case of mist a lot of reflection directly back at you.
With a none head torch you get better shadows and less reflection but I still prefer a head torch and if mist is an issue I hold it in my hand.
Ideal world is two torches, one in the head and one in the hand. Seems to work much better.
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