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    Headlamps

    Hello,
    Im looking for a headlamp to be used at night running on trails and fells can any one recommend a good one. The ones ive been looking at seem to be only ipx4 rate which is is only splash proof i have found myself out in some very torrential rain? Is ipx4 enough for torrential persistent rain 2hrs+

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    I'd recommend Ipx5 or more. I have a Silva trail runner which is waterproof, great in full beam for trails and fell running though you would probably only need half beam for less technical paths. Only downside for some is the battery life. I get 2.5-3 hours of full beam but that's usually plenty for me. Rrp is 60 but you can pick them up for less than 40.

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    I have one of these.
    https://www.myfenix.co.uk/fenix-hm65...eable-headlamp
    2 metres under water.

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    LED Lenser for me... top quality and I’ve taken them out on the hills in some utterly filthy weather with no issues....

    I currently have this...

    https://www.ledlenser-store.co.uk/he...SAAEgLVIPD_BwE

    10 hours at 600 lumens, which is more than enough. Also bought a spare Battery which effectively then gives me 20hrs at 600 lumens.

    Only IPX4, but as stated above I’ve had no issues on some awful nights.

    LED Lenser’s after-service is very good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    LED Lenser for me... top quality and I’ve taken them out on the hills in some utterly filthy weather with no issues....

    I currently have this...

    https://www.ledlenser-store.co.uk/he...SAAEgLVIPD_BwE

    ...
    I have the 7.2 and that's been very good for about 4 years, including some runs in nasty weather.
    No longer "resting"

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    Thank you for the replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickBarry View Post
    I have one of these.
    https://www.myfenix.co.uk/fenix-hm65...eable-headlamp
    2 metres under water.
    Do you know if the torch can be used with out the top head strap as the wife would like to use it but wears a bobble.

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    Just to say:

    when I started doing night fell races, ie running as fast as one can, 10 years ago, I looked at the headtorch that eg Ian Holmes was wearing as he passed me and it was a Hope. So I bought one.

    I still have it (after 9 years I changed the rechargeable battery) and it is still as good as new. It has never failed.

    Hope are not cheap, but neither are Bentleys, and they are built to the same high standard, which is for crazy MTB riders hoping to defy death on mind numbing descents.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 02-11-2019 at 12:00 AM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke5853 View Post
    Do you know if the torch can be used with out the top head strap as the wife would like to use it but wears a bobble.
    It is very light, so yes.

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