Petzl Head Torch

Petzl Tikkina Head Torch Review - Recommended Head Torch

Petzl Tikkina Head Torch

The Petzl Tikkina head torch got a thumbs up from us after we gave it a review and good use on the hills after dark. Good for adults and kids.

Review Score

Our Score: 9.3/10

We've given the Petzl Tikkina Head Torch the Thumbs Up award.

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The good

  • Simple and bright.
  • Comfortable and light.
  • Can adjust to fit kids heads.
  • Great for handsfree work in the dark, such as when camping.

The not so good

  • Does not produce as bright or wide a beam as other larger headlamps that are designed for nocturnal hiking.

This was a hands-on product review.

Price Guide

Petzl Tikkina Head Torch has a recommended retail price of £16.00.

The best price we've found so far is £12.00. That's £4.00 off the RRP of £16.00.

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Petzl Tikkina Head Torch Videos

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Petzl Tikkina Head Torch Photos

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Petzl Tikkina with Batteries

Petzl Tikkina with Batteries

A winter’s night picnic

A winter’s night picnic

Our Review

I've made do with a cheap head torch for years, and we've tried a variety of other head torches, but the Petzl Tikkina has been the best head torch we've bought to date.

Petzl is one of the best brands for head torches, but top-of-the-range head torches can be very expensive. The Petzl Tikkina is not that expensive, yet it performs well.

Here's our video review.

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Petzl Tikkina with Batteries

The Tikkina comes with three Duracell AAA batteries, so you're ready to use straight out of the box.

This head torch only comes with two brightness modes. Petzl does a range of head torches with varying modes and light settings, including some with an optional red light, which can save your night vision if you don't need the full brightness of a white light.

We found that the beam adequately lit the path ahead and was useful when climbing a steep sheep trail in the dark. You can get more expensive head torches to project a beam further, but the Tikkina was perfect for our needs.

You can also tilt the torch unit downwards for any specific task lighting, such as reading a map, cooking, etc.

A winter's night picnic

The Petzl Tikkina shining its bright light

The brightness of the Tikkina was very good, especially since this isn't a top-of-the-range head torch. The big bright light in this picture is the Petzl Tikkina. You can make out another much dimmer light from a head torch to the left. As you can see, there's no comparison.

It can also adjust to fit a child's head.

The headband was comfortable enough to wear and is also easy to adjust. Despite the 3 AAA batteries, the torch didn't feel heavy.

It can also adjust to fit a child's head, making this a great head torch for children too.

The Petzl Tikkina gets a thumbs up from us as an ideal head torch for families.


AttributePetzl Tikkina Head Torch
Best Price£12.00
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