Running head torches: 3 of the best

Need a head torch for low light, early morning runs? Here are three of the best, with one for every budget

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Lifesystems Intensity 230



If you’re looking for a head torch for added visibility on low-light runs but aren’t planning to go full-on Bear Grylls, then this is a great choice. With 230 lumens, USB charging and seven different modes, this neat and lightweight little light is superb value.

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Petzl Actik


Another lightweight package, the Actik offers a similar weight and spec to the Lifesytems but with slightly more brightness at 300 lumens. It takes three AAA batteries but a rechargeable battery is available. Red night vision lighting will stop you blinding run buddies!

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Exposure lights HT 1000


With a dazzling 1,000 lumens housed in an aluminium casing, this bad boy is designed for trail running where you absolutely have to see where you’re putting your feet. Visibility is up to 125m on full and the rechargeable battery is rear-mounted for comfort.



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