The Petzl Zipka is the same as Petzl's popular Tikka but rather than the traditional elasticated headstrap it has a retractable cord strap which not only saves weight and space but also makes it much easier to attach the Zipka to other objects.
Giving 200 lumens and a wide uniform beam the Zipka is suitable for proximity lighting and movement on easy ground. It has 3 white light modes plus a red light, all of which are accessed using the single button operation. The lamp itself is lightweight and compact making it unobtrusive when worn or packed away plus it has a phosphorescent reflector making it easy to locate in the dark - a great addition when camping.
Petzl Zipka Features
- Retractable cord strap
- Wide uniform beam
- 3 power settings
- red lighting
- Adjustable headband
- Phosphorescent reflector
- Compatible with Petzl Core battery
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 or Black
Customer Reviews of Petzl Zipka
Does what it is supposed to! Good little torch. Sufficiently and satisfyingly bright for what it is .. Minimal volume and light weight. String head attachment keeps it small and works.
(not quite as small and not quite as 'cute' as my old Zipka (i think) that i thought i'd lost but now has resurfaced)
Tried and tested, this headtorch is going to be used on our 120 day expedition