Petzl Tikka XP 2 Gear Purchase

  Recently purchased the Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp to use on upcoming adventures on the Olympic Peninsula.   My last torch broke; making it unusable in the backcountry.  This is a real problem this time of year, when there is so many hours of darkness outdoors.  The search for a new piece of gear began, upon returning home from the last backpacking trip.

  I briefly did some online research, but quickly became discouraged.  So I reached out to my readers using the social media channel Facebook; asking what was working out for other hikers.  This would save racking my brain for hours trying to come up with a solution.

  Reliability for my readers is a good enough reason for making the purchase.  Having the best group of hikers that follow my blog.  Knew I could count on them for a honest opinion on what really works.

 I don't need all the bells and whistles for a device.  Wanting only a reliable source of light.  When I push the power on button, all I want is for the night to be illuminated.  Simple as that.

Petzl Tikka XP 2 review
Petzl Tikka XP 2

Basic Stats
-  Petzl no longer makes this product
-  3.1 oz with 3 AAA batteries
-  3 light modes, 1 of which is flashing
-  2 red light modes
-  80 lumens on max output setting
-  190 hours estimated on low output setting

Do you use a Petzl Tikka XP 2?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Disclaimer:  This piece of gear was purchased by Barefoot Jake and was under no obligation to this basic review.  

Updated by Barefoot Jake in July 2015