This value offering from Petzl is small and compact, whilst still offering the essential features in a well made device. The proximity lighting mode offers an 80 lumen beam at 35m, with a 120 hour run time. The lower output ambient mode offers a 20 lumen beam at 20m with a run time of 180 hours. The modes are selected using a push button which can still be operated whilst wearing thick gloves and the beam angle can be changed. Small and compact, weighing in at 85g the Petzl Tikkina is a great lightweight head torch.
With an IPX4 water resistance rating this torch is splash proof and rain proof (but definitely not waterproof!), although the adjustable head band is washable for any particularly sweaty adventures. The single LED bulb is powered by three AAA batteries (included) but it is also compatible with rechargeable Ni-MH power. This flexibility allows you to choose which type would work best for you.
The Tikkina doesn’t offer constant lighting, so you will notice gradual dimming as the batteries are used up. Without a red light or strobe setting the light modes are also limited- so if that’s a deal breaker, move onto the next device. However, if what you’re looking for is a high quality, comfortable head torch for basic use then look no further.
The elastic band is comfortable and strong enough to hold the lamp in place without it slipping down your forehead and the overall device feels well made- as you’d expect from Petzl. Lightweight and easy to use, the Petzl Tikkina is a great value choice.
- Easy to use
- Good battery life
- Great value
- Limited lighting modes
- Not suitable for rigorous activities