The Zipka is an ultralight L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) lamp with a roll-up strap system rather than an elasticated headband, making it very compact and lightweight.
L.E.D.’s give an even white light. They are very strong, have a lifetime of several years continuous use, and consume less energy than traditional bulbs.
Weighing only 64g (2.2oz) including batteries, it can be worn on the head, wrist, arm or just about anywhere.
I wear my Zipka around my wrist whist asleep and then as a head-torch when playing a fish, this saves a frantic scramble for a head-torch at such a crucial time.
The Zipka’s 3 L.E.D.’s are powered by 3 AAA / LR03 1.5V batteries (included in the purchase) which give a 150 hour burn time. In my opinion the Zipka is the best head-torch on the market and well worth every penny!
The Zipka is available from Hooked Tackle & Bait, has a recommended retail price of £34.99 and was on offer at £29.99 at the time of this review. Click here to see what today’s price is!
The Petzl Zipka comes with a 3 year guarantee.
Garth Barnard – February, 2002