Headlamps are helpful when trail running at night and are often mandatory kit requirements for many ultramarathon events. In addition to running, they’re also great for hiking in low light and camping – allowing you to make your way around the campsite after dark safely. Today, we’ll be looking at a mid-range Petzl Petzl Actik 350 Lumen Headlamp and see how it stacks up in terms of performance and usability.
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Petzl Actik 350 Lumen Headlamp Overview
Petzl Actik 350 Lumen Headlamp Full Review
The Petzl Actik 350 Lumen headlamp is your ideal accessory for many outdoor activities and won’t break the bank. It weighs in at 136 Grams and comes in one size yet can be adjusted.
Petzl Actik Light Settings & Brightness
The Actik headlamp projects brightness of 350 lumens, with two beam settings and several lighting modes to meet the need for high-performance lighting when running, walking, hiking, climbing and many other outdoor adventures. Furthermore, the lighting is beneficial for estimating proximity to objects, other people, or potential hazards and improving your vision over a greater range.
The Petzl Actik headlamp has a Red lighting setting that preserves night vision and stops other people from being blinded or startled by the beam. The Actik features a single button that enables quick and easy lighting selection whilst running, so you won’t have to break your stride or mess around with a complicated button function. A lock button prevents you from inadvertently turning it on during transit or storage.
Petzl Actik Batteries & CORE Compatibility
To ensure you’re always powered up, the Petzl Actik comes with three AAA standard batteries. Moreover, the HYBRID CONCEPT design is also compatible with the CORE rechargeable battery pack (not included with the headlamp. Learn more about the Petzl CORE battery pack in the box below.
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Good Versatility & Usability
A reflective headband is featured on the headlamp to ensure you remain visible to other light sources, such as cars or cyclists. The headband on this lamp is adjustable so that you can find the perfect fit. When it comes time for cleaning the headband, the lamp can be easily detached so you can wash it when not in use. Finally, the Petzl Actik Headlamp is compatible with mounting accessories that allow the lamp to be attached to any helmet or a bicycle.
Final Thoughts On The Petzl Actik 350 Lumen
The Petzl Actik headlamp will give you 350-lumen brightness. Available at an affordable price, offering multi-beam and ideal for dynamic outdoor activities like trail running, hiking, mountaineering and backpacking. Overall, we rate this headlamp as solid, functional, and a better option than some obscure brands offerings. Looking for more trail running and outdoor gear guides? Then take a look at our guide to the best trail running poles – they are great for running, jogging or walking ultramarathon events.