My only reservation for these is the "over the head" strap - are they wearable with just the side straps, or do you need all three?
For some reason I just don't get on with wearing the extra strap over the top
Don't want to open any pandora type boxes, but I'm a big fan of all things Alpkit and used (and raved on about) their headtorch endlessly, but in December I was doing a cold wet overnighter and the beam just seemed to dim. The guys I was with had head torches bought at their local garages but they vastly outperformed the Gamma and in the end I was reduced to carrying my Tesco backup head torch instead. I did change the batteries with no effect but have not had the chance since to experiment since then.
Just thought I'd mention it, and for a tldr; I'm not saying they're not good, just thought I'd point out an experience.
Check this out,absolutely the best headtorch ive tried up too now -1 watt main led high low output,3 small led's in white (i find this ample for reading/bimbling around camp) red & green all modes can be strobed.Theres even a red rear strip light on the back of the battery box so others can keep tabs on you if in a group.
Came highly recommended from a few outdoorsey types i know. Its even better when it costs only £15 delivered with 3 duracell batteries as well !!
The only gripe is it can only run on alkaline 1.5v cells (rechargable no use as only 1.2volt & lithium not recommended as discharge rate too high) but i can live with that as above users state excellent battery life even after numerous bursts with the main 1 watt beam on high.
Deffo worth a gander if only for backup/spare although its my main torch now.
Nice one - thanks for the heads-up, just ordered the "lava" one. For £12.50 delivered you can't go far wrong.The Gamma is back in stock with Alpkit - and they are now down to £12.50!
Check this out, it looks suspiciously like the gamma to me but just twice the price > http://www.glow.co.uk/acatalog/CYBA-LITE-OCULUS.html
Nice one - thanks for the heads-up, just ordered the "lava" one. For £12.50 delivered you can't go far wrong.