The Petzl Tikkina is a simple and compact headtorch perfect for general use proximity lighting such as camping, reading and walking. It features Petzl's new Hybrid technology so it is compatible with both standard AAA batteries and the rechargeable Petzl Core battery.
It gives 150 lumens and has a large uniform beam which is useful for a variety of situations. It has single button operation making it quick and easy to switch between modes. The lamp itself is compact, making it comfortable on your head and small to store whilst the strap is adjustable and elasticated.
Petzl Tikkina Features
- Single button operation
- Compact lamp
- Wide uniform beam
- 3 power settings
Battery Performance on Petzl Hybrid Torches
Using good quality AAA batteries gives the burn times as shown below. This torch is compatible with Petzl's Core battery (sold separately) which gives a very different performance.
- 3x AAA
- Red, Black, Blue or Pink
Customer Reviews of Petzl Tikkina
I bought two of these head torches for my sons (7 and 9) to use on camping trips and they are ideal for that purpose. They are solidly put together and the batteries are easy to install. It's also easy to adjust the strap and the direction of the beam. So all in all, a good value head torch that can withstand some punishment and provide good service on camping trips (or as we have discovered, for spotting frogs in the dark depths of the pond in the back garden).
I currently use this torch for work (tunelling). The price is the clear reason that this is the torch that everyone has been provided with - and it is amazingly good value. The torch is very simple to use - 1 click on normal, another click on high and another for off. Being used to Petzl torches that have more options, at first this seemed a bit basic. But, it is everything that you need.
The light from the single LED is okay - nothing to write home about. It is a fine general working light - odd-jobs around the house and probably great in/around a tent. The light is a little bit weak if trying to look in the distance and night working. Battery life seems reasonable, but given the gradual fade as the batteries drain it is difficult to know when to change the batteries - if this is an issue then go for the more expensive options with battery level indicators.
The casing is the same as on the Tikkina/Tikka for many year. It seems a little bit cheaper and more plasticky, but you soon get used to it. The opening to change the batteries is much improved compared to old versions of the Tikkina/Tikka - it appears both less clumsy and more durable. The tilt mechanism works perfectly.
£18 is an amazing price for a great little piece of kit.