Over the summer, I developed into an early morning runner. I was fortunate enough to have employers who understood my marathon training & provided me time to complete those early morning runs. But I have a new job, so that means running after work. And also, winter is coming...
Holy crap, it's dark outside!
I'm a Jersey Girl at heart, so running in the dark by myself gives me the willies. So I went on a crazed search for a headlamp to keep up my early morning/after-work-in-the-dark runs. Price became an issue for me; I was astonished by the cost! After about a month of trying to be cheap, I finally caved & spent the money on a Petzl Tikka XP 2 headlamp.
|I have no head!|
I wore the headlamp over my usual running hat. I'd grabbed it as an afterthought, but Mr. X was glad to see I was running with some light. When I got out there, I was glad I had it with me; it shines really far & helped me not fall off a curb or into a ditch. With (or because of) the hat, I didn't feel it bounce around or move; the brim of the hat may have held it in place. Overall, I was very happy with the power of the light. I even got honked at by a truck... I figure it's because I accidentally shined my light right into his eyes or something.
So far, I'm pleased with the Petzl Tikka XP 2 headlamp. The price was right, the power of the light is great, & it didn't bounce or feel heavy. I'm sure I'll be using this a lot as the evening dark gets longer.