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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Petzl Tikka2 Headlamp

A tough, dependable nightlight

by: Joel Nyquist

Petzl Tikka2 Headlamp (Courtesy Photo)
Petzl Tikka2 Headlamp (Courtesy Photo)

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This durable, long-lasting headlamp has proven itself on peaks from Colorado’s Gore Range to Mt. Rainier and always comes out shining. The 4 LEDs cast a beam out nearly 100 feet and burns for a stellar 120 hours on 3 AAAs. The three lighting modes (bright, brighter, brightest) are easy and straightforward, and simple to change even when wearing thick mittens.

After coming across one abandoned half submerged in mud, one tester rinsed it off, claimed it for his own, and found it no worse for wear. Bright, light, and rugged, this headlamp is a steadfast companion on alpine starts and late finishes. $30; 2.9 oz. (with batteries); petzl.com

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