Petzl have been a major player in the headlamp market for many years. Their background arose from caving and the company objective is to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Exploration is their passion. For the serious trail runner the Petzl MYO RXP is a solid piece of kit at an affordable price level.
The Petzl MYO RXP is a powerful programmable headlamp. There are three lighting modes giving the user from 13 to 141 lumens. Boost mode gives you 205 lumens and up to 90 meters vision. A wide angle lens allows you to switch from flood beam to focused beam. At program level 1 the MYO RXP gives you 86 hours battery life.
Out of the box – Key Statistics
- Weight – 175 gms
- From 13 to 141 lumens – (205 on boost)
- Battery life – 86 hours on level 1
- Elastic adjustable headband
- 3 x AA batteries required
- Battery pack at back of head on headband
- Water resistant
£71.99 – Likeys
This headlamp is my current No 1 choice as a main headlamp for mandatory kit. It delivers a consistent bright light and range for many hours. If you are planning to run through the night you need a headlamp that can guarantee to provide you with 10 – 12 hours of light. Make sure you have fresh batteries (I use lithium) and you will have no troubles at all.
I generally use this lamp either on forest trails or off road runs across fields. In the case of trails you can rely on it to provide a bright enough detailed light to clearly see tree roots, undulations, and all those tricky sections that will otherwise have you face planting! Across dark fields where you need a long range focussed light to avoid missing the exit stile it delivers.
At 175gms (plus batteries) it is very light that you don’t even notice it on your head other than the fact that you have excellent vision to have a safe night trail run.