Petzl TacTikka Plus LED Headlamp

Petzl Tac Tikka Plus LED Headlamp
Petzl Tac Tikka Plus LED Headlamp. Courtesy of Amazon

The Bottom Line

For hands-free night walking, this headlamp is an essential. It is lightweight, bright, and it runs on 3 AAA batteries that last 150 hours. The TacTikka has 4 LED bulbs with three levels of brightness, plus a flashing mode. A red lens flips down to use if desired. You can adjust the angle of the beam and adjust the fit of the headlamp over your head, hat, or bike helmet. This headlamp is my first choice for night walking.

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  • Lightweight
  • Long lasting batteries
  • Adjustable strap and light angle


  • No over-the-head strap provided.


  • Headlamp with adjustable strap.
  • Four LED bulbs run off of 3 AAA batteries for 150 hours.
  • Lights your path up to 15 meters/yards with adjustable light angle.

Guide Review - Petzl TacTikka Plus LED Headlamp

A headlamp gives you a hands-free option for night walking or running. Carrying a flashlight is a problem for those of us who use a vigorous arm swing. A headlamp provides steady light where you need it. The 4 LED bulbs use little juice to give you plenty of light, so your batteries are less bulky and last longer than with standard bulbs. The TacTikka model allows you to adjust the angle of the light so it hits the ground where you want it to. The light weight made it comfortable to wear for hours.

I was worried that the headlamp wouldn't be secure with just the single strap, as I have been used to wearing headlamps with a cross strap that goes over the head.

But I had no difficulty -- the TacTikka stayed in place without slipping.

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