The Petzl Zipka is a simple and ultra-compact headlamp for proximity lighting and some movement. Updated model now with 200 lumens!
Simple and ultra-compact, the ZIPKA headlamp offers 200 lumen brightness and a wide beam. Its self-adjusting retractable cord, a Petzl patent, makes it extremely compact, and offers several possibilities for wearing or mounting. With its long burn time, it is practical for outdoor activities like camping or trekking, or for traveling, and also for daily activities and projects around the house. The phosphorescent reflector helps you find it in the dark, and the red lighting prevents members of a group from blinding each other. ZIPKA is a HYBRID headlamp that is also compatible with the CORE rechargeable battery.
A good basic light with a high light output level of 200 lumens. The Zip line format not only makes it lighter but more flexible also - useful if you are using it as a main light when camping. This updated version is brighter than the previous model and the long battery life to match.
The Zipka Headlamp comes with 3 AAA batteries but you can buy the Core rechargeable battery separately.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear