Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Arctic
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Apr 1, 2002 / Apr 1, 2002
Object ID 199
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This lightweight headlamp is designed to perform in cold-weather--a separate battery pack lets you keep batteries away from power-robbing cold

Versatile lamp uses either a halogen or standard bulb (both included)
Standard vacuum bulb gives approximately 17 hours of continuous light; halogen bulb lasts approximately 5.5 hours
Beam easily adjusts from flood to spot light
Comes with an insulated Kangaroo neck pouch to hold batteries; requires a single 4.5-volt alkaline battery (not included)


Specification Description
Weight 11.5 oz.
Half life brightness (70 deg) High 100/ Low 32 foot candles
Batteries 1-4.5V
Battery life at 70 degrees High 7:54 / Low 22:23
Battery life at 0 degrees High 7:23 Low 21:54
Dimensions 5.5 x 5 x 4.25 inches
Focus type Adjustable
Material Plastic


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GuitarWIzard - Apr 1, 2002 2:43 am - Voted 5/5

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Not a bad little headlamp, although I would replace the 4.5v battery and get the AA adapter with some lithium batteries for cold weather use and to increase battery time. During a night climb in a blizzard, I managed to get a good 6 hours out of my battery....

I definitely like the velcro battery pouch......far easier to negotiate with frozen fingers than Petzl's rubber sealing system for the battery as found on the Zoom.

The halogen light is very bright....more than adequate for night hiking, climbing, etc.

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