PRODUCT : Kalenji Head Torches
As the days start to become shorter it's inevitable that our commutes, training runs and evening races are going to require some good old artificial light (no matter how many carrots you've eaten). If you want to continue to enjoy those summer routes then make sure you choose a running specific head torch.
Running head torches require a different set up to that of a hiking head torch. For example one of the main differences, is the location of the battery pack. Generally, running head torches will have the battery on the rear, that way you'll get a more secure and less bouncy fit.
You'll also need to factor in the brightness of the light, this is normally measured in lumens. From my experience:
Then there's the battery life. It's important to know how long you'll be out on your run and if the batteries will last the duration. Some head torches use traditional batteries and others rechargeable, both have there benefits. Using traditional batteries means you can always carry spares without fear of being left in the dark. USB charging is standard for rechargeable batteries which means you can recharge them pretty much anywhere (cars, solar panels, battery packs). Much better value than having to constantly replace.
Also look out for the waterproof rating. You'll find that ratings are from IP0 (no protection) all the way to IP8 (can be submerged). You'll find an IP rating of 4 is ideal for running in the rain.
Next up is the Kalenji On Night 710 Head Torch:
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