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Zipka Plus
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Zipka Plus

Zipka Plus

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Zipka Plus

Manufacturer: Petzl

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Page By: OJ Loenneker

Created/Edited: Oct 18, 2009 / Dec 6, 2009

Object ID: 6441

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Neat lightweight Headlamp

''Plus'' in every way but size, this model is now 80% brighter than the original Zipka and features a five-way switch for increased lighting options.


* Four different settings let you match your needs: select from low, medium and high lighting levels or select the bright strobe option
* A row of four LEDs provides even lighting throughout your field of view with no blank spots in the beam
* Water-resistant construction for full-on reliability in inclement weather
* Retractable mini-band adjusts to fit almost anything; put it on your head, helmet, arm, pack or wherever you need light
* Three AAA batteries included




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OJ LoennekerLight, and easy to use.

Voted 5/5

This little light goes with me on every trip I do. It's so small and light that there is no real excuse not to bring it. It's bright enough for most tasks, including climbing and trail slogs.

Edit: Well, it's not perfect. In fact, the band is too short for my ski helmet (CAMP Pulse). I suspect this may also be the case with some of the newer foam type helmets as well. Oh well, still a good product, and fits my Petzl helmet just fine.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 1:06 am

Dow Williamsincredible product...

Voted 5/5

well done...biggest light for the weight, compact and easy for keeping warm during ice climbing season, easy to wear helmet or sans helmet....just hard to beat, best lamp I have owned to date
Posted Oct 18, 2009 2:06 pm

murphiethis thing is sweet

Hasn't voted

my normal headlamp i carry is the tikka plus, but when i saw this thing i had to have it. it's so much more convenient storing it in your pack than having the headband flopping around, snagging on stuff when you're trying to pull it out. my only concern is that I might accidentally break the retractable string. also, i tend to like my light shining at a more downward angle, so i always have to position this awkwardly low on my forehead because it doesn't have the angle adjustment like the tikka. besides that, i love it though
Posted Apr 11, 2010 11:54 pm

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